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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 February 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218265
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: £9.99

Making Felt Hats

£9.99

A beginner’s guide to creating 6 stunning styles for all occasions by Bobbi Heath

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Book Description

Learn how to make and embellish six fabulous felt hats.

'A chic hat elevates any outfit and always draws compliments. I treasure my unique Bobbi Heath hat and now, thanks to her book, I can create my own from scratch at home. Bobbi is a natural teacher, she provides clear and easy-to-follow instructions and makes millinery fun.' Susanna Brown Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum

A stunning felt hat is the perfect accessory for any occasion from an everyday addition to your winter wardrobe to a head-turning statement piece for a special occasion. In this practical and informative guide, expert milliner Bobbi Heath shows you how to make felt hats in six different styles to perfectly complement any outfit, including a fabulous floppy hat, cloche, bucket, pill box, cap and button.

Bobbi starts with the basics of how to measure your head, then talks you through the secrets of stiffening the felt, using steam to mould your fabric, and blocking. Learn invaluable stitching and edging techniques, then have fun experimenting with trimmings to make your hat unique.

With a foreword by Dillion Wallwork, a London hat designer and prominent milliner for over 30 years, this practical book will appeal to all hat lovers and anyone looking for an easy introduction to the art of millinery.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dillon Wallwork 6
Introduction 8
Materials 12
Tools 16
Basic techniques 20
PROJECTS 30

Getting started 32
Twiggy:Floppy hat34
Belle:Cloche hat42
Liza:Bucket hat46
Jackie:Pillbox56
Heidi:Cap62
Kate:Button hat68

Trimmings 76
Care and storage 77
Afterword 78
Index 80

About the Author

About Bobbi Heath

Bobbi Heath is a couture milliner. Her love of hats began at age 13 when she cut a pattern from her brother’s school cap and made a jockey hat. She was hooked and bought various hats which she re-trimmed and spray painted.

Bobbi qualified as a teacher, then completed City & Guilds levels 2 and 3 in millinery, followed by a diploma. She also has a City & Guilds qualification in tailoring, fashion and embroidery. She went on to teach City & Guilds millinery for a number of years, during which time she did a placement with Stephen Jones and worked for Noel Stewart.

In 1997, Bobbi started Chic Chapeau, a bespoke millinery business which also offers one-to-one tuition, and group workshops. Bobbi lives with her husband near Worcester, UK. To see more of Bobbi's work visit www.chichapeau.co.uk.

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