Pic 2 & 3 Shows how you can be innovative with a block. Lynn purchased the dome block but created her own valley and indents to create this stunning Fedora. Lynn of LJML Millinery.
Blocked using luxurious Australian merino wool felt, hand stitched in gorgeous burgundy colour with a tonal trim, Great piece for so many occasion's.
Her next design uses our crown again this time with an additional head collar given the crown more height and our trilby brim block HHB107 making a hat with choosing a fabulous animal print for the crown makes this a stunning design.
Lynn of LMJL Millinery creates fabulous Hats & Headpieces for every occasion visit her at her studio in Portsmouth or view more designs on herInstagram&Facebookpages
Pic 4 Another milliner who has used our blocks to create designs, Iliana of Ili Hats is fairly new to millinery, based in Northumberland she found the art of Millinery around a year ago, visiting workshops and learning online. Already she has scooped 4th place in the second Lincoln International Millinery Competition and recently 2nd place in the annual HaTalk e-magazine 2020
Iliana is looking to take her hobby to the next level creating wonderful designs, her inspiration comes from her love of nature, from the colours, shapes and patterns creating fabulous bespoke designs.
This shows her two designs a fabulous hat which has been blocked using our dome block and brim HHB149. Her second creation again using the dome block but Iliana has created an innovative Bandeau design both creations look amazing in their contrasting colours.
Pic 5 Creating a halo design using your standard dome block.
Stepanie of SD Millinery based in the lovely Ribbie Valley, Lancashire. A newcomer to millinery, making her first hat in November 2020 she was instantly hooked! Her husband gifted her our Dome Crown HHB131 for her Christmas, and she joined Katherine Elizabeth’s Academy where she has learned lots of new skills and techniques including the piece featured.
Here Stephanie has blocked a beautiful halo crown in dark grey sinamay embellished with pewter veiling, a single stripped ostrich quill and set upon a sunset yellow hibiscus hand made in satin and organza. A truly beautiful design and modelled by Stephanie herself to show how its worn.
Pic 6 Featured here is a beautiful design by Stephanie, her designs are often inspired by nature and this one is no exception. Her little boy found an ‘interesting shell’ on a country walk and presented it to her. The colour combination and swirled shape of the markings seemed a perfect fit for the new techniques she was learning with Tracy Chaplin of @millineryworkshopsinfrance on her 5 day online workshop in freeform Sinamay. Stephanie really enjoyed learning this technique and as you can see from her magnificent design it was a huge success so if you fancy learning a new skill head over to Tracy's no Blocking the base on her HHB131 crown block and making the brim using Tracy’s unique method of manipulating and sculpting the Sinamay.
Stephanie attended evening classes in dressmaking in 2005 which she loved, this opened her eyes to the world of fashion and design so choosing millinery is the perfect accompaniment to her array of skills.
Contact Stephanie to create a fabulous outfit, hat or headpiece for your special occasion by visiting her pages on Instagram and Facebook here