Hat Couture – Handbook for Hatmaking Techniques, is a 208-page guide to making 22 different couture hats. Of course, the techniques clearly described and photographed can be applied to many more styles than the ones explained within. We are proud to offer this hat book in Australia.
Over her huge career of nearly 60 years, Marianne Jongkind has made a vast contribution to the millinery world in the Netherlands. Partly because she has worked with so many Dutch couturiers over the past 30 years, and partly because of the teaching she has provided to many prominent Dutch milliners of today earning her the title ‘Grande Dame’ of the Dutch hat world.
From the moment that Marianne started working for couturiers at the end of the 1980s, she compiled work folders in which she kept all the sketches, pieces of fabric and photos of non-standard assignments that came her way. After a few decades she had archived a nice body of work. Delving into her archive during the past year, Marianne selected some of her favourite designs. In this book she gives a description of the various techniques she used in these creations. Hat Couture can be enjoyed by everybody interested in hat making, whether you are a novice or an experienced hat designer, as all the 22 hat projects are explained step by step with clear photos.