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Designs and creates hats, working from images to make new shapes and forms.


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Milliners design and create hats. Increasingly the design aspect is done on computers using Computer Aided Design (CAD). But still, a good level of draughtsmanship is required.  
 
Hats can be made from almost any material. Milliners work with a wide variety of materials from straw and paper to velvets and silks. The hat is created by building up its basic shape from which an aluminium block may be made for mass manufacture.  
 
Some milliners create hats based on historical designs, especially if working for a television or film company.


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Millinery is a highly skilled craft requiring a steady hand, attention to detail and precise working. It is important to have good eyesight. A thorough knowledge of fabrics, design and shape is also important.  
 
This type of work requires long periods of concentration, and is more suitable for people who do not mind working alone for much of the time. An ability to draw is necessary as are good computer skills and, if self-employed, good business acumen will be an asset.


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Organisation: Grafton Academy of Dress Designing
Address: 6 Herbert Place, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 676 3653 / 676 7940
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Organisation: British Hat Guild
Address: P.O. Box 48664, London NW8 6WS, UK
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