I was so excited to see this week’s Fabulous Feature submission from Jenny. Custom hats has become a recent obsession in our household and we are all completely fascinated by this art. Hand-making hats is becoming a craft that is not well recognized anymore. But, if you see a well fitted, handmade hat, you will understand why it’s a true art form. Jenny is sharing a few of her millinery hat blocks and supplies with us today. I hope you are equally as fascinated and will do some research on this truly FABULOUS feature.
Fabulous Feature: Millinery Hat Blocks
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Jenny Pfanenstiel Couture Milliner of Formé Millinery
Haus of Form
Making One-of-a-kind Hats, for One-of-a-kind People
“I am a Couture Milliner (hat maker) from Chicago and I search high and low for that perfect vintage hat block that was once admired by someone many years ago. I am attaching a few pictures of the lovely hat blocks that I use to make my hand made hats. True Millinery is unfortunately a craft that is scarce today in the USA. This is why I take great pride in keeping this wonderful craft alive, not only by creating beautiful hats for my company Formé Millinery, but I also teach Millinery workshops all of the country using these forms. I have about 100+ hat blocks that I have collected over the years. I wanted to share my favorite “collection” that surrounds my studio and inspires me every day to make fabulous hats.
I hope this has inspired YOU to try on a hat!”
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