Hat Block Resource

Understanding Hat Blocks

Hat Block Gallery

leave a comment »

The Hat Block Gallery is a reference and resource of historical and contemporary hat block forms and styles, providing inspiration for professional and student milliners and encourage current and future hat block makers.

Hat Block Gallery

The Hat Block Gallery contain photos of hat blocks listed or sold on sites around the internet. The titles or names associated with the blocks are database references only and not intended to represent hat block style numbers. Hat Block Resource makes no claims or representations regarding selling prices and values. Please visit my website blog for additional information regarding hats and hat blocks.  

Current Hat Block Listings on Ebay

Current Hat Block Listings on Etsy

This is an interesting video interview with Lorenzo Ray. A block maker in France.The article is a bit dramatic as it suggests that Lorenzo is one of the last 4 block makers in the world. This is overstated.

This video demonstrates a use of hat blocks to make a buckram form which is then covered with fabric to complete the eclectic top hat.

Informative video with Victor Osborne shows how to make a hat crown form with expandable foam for the do-it-yourself hat block.

A PDF presentation showing various hat block styles and shapes.

Written by Wayne Wichern

December 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: