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Art or Craft? – Destigmatising craft in making

The word craft often looked upon with disdain in the millinery and broader community. But I think craft is unfairly banished to the realm of pink scissors, felt, and boggle eyes. No wonder when we so often see ‘kids craft projects’ splashed about the media. Many now see craft as what ‘unskilled’ mums sit down […]

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Buying Hat Blocks – The Beginner’s Guide

Hat blocks are a big part of millinery and hat making, but it can be daunting buying hat blocks your first time. Here are some pointers to relieve some of that anxiety. Do I need a hat block? It’s possible to make hats your whole life and not use a block, but it would limit […]

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Hat Making & Millinery: How to Get Started

Are you interested in getting involved in the world of hat making? You’re not alone! The popularity of personal fashion projects like millinery, crocheting and others has been on the rise in recent years, propelled by demand for new and relaxing hobbies that help people unwind while also exploring their creativity. While hat making might […]

9 Reasons to do an Online Millinery Workshop

An online millinery workshop can never replace an in-person workshop for many reasons, but they’re an excellent alternative. I can’t go to a millinery workshop in-person No matter where you are in the world COVID-19 has had brutal effects. For many, this means we can’t go out and do things we usually could, like go […]

Torb & Reiner Relaunches as Millinery Hub

Torb & Reiner relaunched as Millinery Hub in September 2020. Lindsay is excited to show you the direction he is heading in; birthing something that is his. Has become….. Why Millinery Hub? While a lot of things have not changed in the world of millinery since Waltraud Reiner founded Torb & Reiner in 2001, many […]