Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Threads Magazine: How to Make a [Facinator] Hat Base

There are certain magazines that I have to pick up every month, depending on their content for that month.  Threads Magazine is one of those magazines.  I've been loving it for years, and now even more so.  You see, Threads is featuring millinery tutorials, and from what I've read there will be more such tutorials down the road.  Millinery information is in great demand today, so take advantage of every source you come across.  There is always something to learn.

The image to the right, from the Threads' site, is just one example of what is being offered.  Check out how to make the bow for this hat, including how to make the faux feathers.  When you're on the site query on millinery, hat making, hat trimming, and hat embellishment for even more millinery tutorials.

Please note that, in the sidebar to your right, there is a link to Threads noting to check out their stitch videos.  Just query on your stitch of interest.  Have fun!


  1. Hi Lee -

    I just started subscribing to Threads a few months ago and I was so thrilled when this last issue came with this millinery article. (I've been trying to find the time to do the tutorial. Hopefully I can pull it together this weekend.) It's great to point this section out in your blog! Really shows how hats are definitely in the main stream again.

    : )

  2. Colleen,

    I feel like a kid in a candy store. I'm making a leather rose at the moment. I can't wait to get into the copper tonight. Hopefully I'll have a new pair of earrings tomorrow. People are making beautiful things again! Or, maybe I just stopped making things....

  3. Ohh¡¡¡ Superinteresante.
    Gracias ¡¡¡¡

  4. Lee, thank you for the intorduction. :-))) I would have to pay more attention to this magazine. Absolutely love and enjoy tutorials on the subject of millinery and this one souds amazing!

  5. Hi Anya, I just can't pass up any information related to making hats.

  6. Lee,
    I am not the best at this blog stuff. I have started blogs and lost the password so I can't get back the info. What I wanted to say is that I admire your work and I plan to come to California and take classes from you. You inspire me. You once told me that you like my work also. Keep up the good work!

  7. Thank you. I hope all is well with you. As far as blogging, it's not as easy as I thought it would be. Sometimes it's a struggle to find things that I feel would be of interest to readers.