Jun 19, 2017 · But that didn’t count any compensation for my labor, as it takes me about three days to dye, dry, steam, block, shape, and trim each hat. I use the highest quality parisisal straw, which takes a master weaver 7-10 days to weave a piece of straw by hand that’s large enough for me to make one hat. Take a look at their old glass tank steamer and hidden behind, a burgundy embosser with gold tape. Mental note, add embosser to the hatting/millinery equipment wish list. I took loads of photos of hats, but this little miniature millinery shop was too cute to leave out of the post. They are made from real straw, felt and lace. I love digital zoom.
Lorna Young developed her love of millinery through attending millinery classes at the London College of Fashion. Over the past 15 years she has designed and created bespoke hats for sale. Lorna currently works at Hat Works and shares her knowledge and skills with all age groups through a wide variety of design and millinery education programs.