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4D modelshop
The Arches
120 Leman Street
London E1 8EU
Tel: 020 7624 1288

Mesh metals, woven and flat. Plastic sheets in differing textures, plastic rods. Wooden doweling, plastic balls, balsa wood. Casting resin, paints, glues, inks. Mini tools and drill bits.
Alec Tiranti Ltd.
27 Warren Street
London W1T 5NB
Tel: 020 7636 8565

Fibreglass resin, brass shims, clay, plastercine, resin dyes, vinemould, liquid latex, latex fillers. ‘How To’ books on modelling and casting Stone chisels, wood cutting chisels. Sculptors supplies and studio equipment.
Alma (Leather) Ltd
Unit D 12-14 Greatorex Street
London E1 5NF
Tel: 020 7377 0762

Cow hide – suede – goat – snakeskin. Black patent - good colour range - gold, silver. Large skip with cheap off-cuts in shop.
Anglia Papercraft Ltd
Telford Road
Essex CO15 4LP
Tel: 01255 687722

Cotton covered millinery wire. Full range of gauges, hard wire best for theatre hats. Supplied by the kilo. Black or white, some colours available.
BJ Hardware Co.
Scenery House
2 Herewood Road
London SW17 7EY
Tel: 020 8767 0849

Theatrical suppliers of paints, size(glue), primers spray paints, gold leaf, mirror plastic, lighting gels, flitter glitter, hole punchers, eyelets and rings, shellac, FEV (spirit dye for dying flowers).
Banbury Postiche Ltd.
Little Bourton House
Southam Road, Banbury
Oxon OX16 1SR
Tel: 01295 757406

Wholesalers to the wig trade. Wig blocks, filled with cork. Different sizes available. All manor of combs and clips, real and false hair pieces. Hrs: Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm.
Barnett Lawson Trimmings Ltd.
16/17 Little Portland Street
London W1W 8NE
Tel: 020 7734 3848

Braids, buttons, frogging, tassels, fu, fabrics. Sequin motives, petersham ribbons, ostrich boas. Feathers by the yard, goose quills, peacock feathers. Hard millinery wire
J. T. Batchelor Ltd.
9/10 Culford Mews
London N1 4DZ
Tel: 020 7254 2962

Wide range of leathers, leather dyes, buckles. D-loops. Leather tools. Leather thongs. Will cut bands or belts of leather (cow hide) to order.
Baxter Hart & Abraham Ltd.
141 New Bedford Road
Luton LU3 1LF
Tel : 01582 721381

Wool and Velour felt cones and capalene hoods. Sinamay and Sisel straws in current seasons colours. Millinery petersham up to 4” wide – brim reed. Fancy straws of all kinds, coarse and fine. Hat boxes.
The Berwick Street Cloth Shop
14 Berwick Street
London W1F 0PP
Tel: 020 7287 2881

Interesting range of plastic based fabrics, satins. Flat felt that can be used for hat making. Some antique ribbons. Very wide range of theatre and fashion fabrics. Good selection of fake fur.
C. Best
Units P50/55
New Covent Garden Market
London SW8 5NA
Tel: 020 7720 2306

Synthetic flowers, fruit, pods, feathers. Coral, shells – strange ornaments. Large range of ribbons, some colours up to 10”wide. Hrs. 4am to 11am (The fresh flower market hours).
Boon and Lane
7/11 Taylor Street
Luton LU2 0EY
Tel: 01582 723224

Block makers to the hat trade. (Metal & Wood). Will carve wood blocks to own design or copy hat shapes. Hrs: Mon to Fri 7.30am - 3.30pm.
Borovicks Fabrics
16 Berwick Street
London W1F 0HP
Tel: 020 7437 2180

Crystal organza, lurex, stretch velvets, fun furs. Beaded chiffon, sequinned fabrics, mock leather. Hrs: 8.30am - 6pm.
T. W. Bracher Ltd.
Royal George Street
Via Charles Street
Stockport SK3 8AS
Tel: 0161 480 2005

Hat & cap peaks (over 1000 shapes and sizes available). Patent leather peaks, brown leather peaks. Plain plastic peaks for covering in the hat fabric. Real leather sweatbands, chin straps.
Bromley Sewing Machines
30 Homesdale Road
Bromley BR2 9LD
Tel: 020 8460 7865

Large range of new and used sewing machines. Haberdashery and fabrics. Good value - Reliable repair service.
The Button Queen
76 Marylebone Lane
London W1U 2PR
Tel: 020 7935 1505

Buttons galore, old Post Office, Railways, brass, mother of pearl (all sizes), woven silk, horn, crystal, painted wood, 1930’s, 40’s plastics, antique. Buckles for shoes/breeches/waistcoats.
The Cane Store
1 Witham Road
Long Bennington
Nottinghamshire NG23 5DS
Tel: 01400282271

Raffia (loose or woven), all sizes cane, willow. Cane chair seats woven to order.
Creative Beadcraft Ltd.
31 Smiths Court
London W1D 7DP
Tel: 01494 778818

Loose and strung beads, jewellery findings. Good range of glass/plastic/metal/wood beads.
D M Buttonholes
11b Wardour Mews
London W1F 8AN
Tel: 020 7437 8897

Machine applied studs – eyelets punched all sizes. Buttonholes machined on any fabric. Cash only. Hrs: 7.30am - 3pm.
Direct Adhesives Ltd.
Unit 15, Chartmoor Road
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire LU7 4WG
Tel: 01525 381111

Chemical Felt and Straw Stiffening by the ½ ltr or 5ltr. Sent by carrier (chemicals are not allowed in the post). Glue guns, glue sticks.
Ellie-Rose Ltd
Unit 15
Lakes Industrial Park
Lower Chapel Hill
Braintree, Essex CM7 3RU
Tel: 01376 341175

Very good range of ‘Edwardian’ looking flowers, velvet pansies, velvet violets, extra large silk rose, variety of leaves
Empee Silk Fabrics Ltd.
31 Commercial Road
London N18 1TP
Tel: 020 8887 6000

Massive selection of wonderful cheap fabrics including brocade, chiffon, denim, drill, elastique, fur, gingham, lace, linen, nets, satin, shantung, velvet, lycra, beaded.
Excel Packaging & Insulation Ltd.
Unit 9, Woodcock Hill Estate
Harefield Road, Rickmansworth
Herts WD3 1PQ
Tel: 01923 770247

Polystyrene for carving hat blocks.(Order: high density). Will cut to individual hat block sizes (you specify) or you can purchase in one large piece. Hrs: 8am - 5pm.
EYEdentity Products
The Manor House
Church Hill, Saxmundham
Suffolk IP17 1EU
Tel: 01728603171

Glass eyes – actual size for mammals – fish – reptiles. All sizes Teddy bears / toys etc. Great catalogue.
F Ciment (Pleating) Ltd.
18a Station Close
Potters Bar
Herts EN6 1TL
Tel: 01707661311

Will pleat small lengths of fabric or ribbon for cockades or headdresses. Hrs: 7.30am - 4pm.
Fabrics Galore
52-54 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5RH
Tel: 020 7738 9589

Fabrics of all kinds, ex designer, Paul Smith + Liberty. Dress weight plastics, fur fabrics, printed cottons. Mock leather, cheap satins and taffetas. Lots of lines. Exceptional value.
Fabric World (UK) Ltd.
49c Goldhawk Road
London W12 8QP
Tel: 020 8740 0102

Shiny black PVC – incredible wide range of fabrics.
Fan New Trimmings
14 - 18 Great Titchfield Street
London W1W 8BD
Tel: 020 7436 0462

Everything for headdresses - bead fringing. Wide selection feathered/jewelled masks - Sequins. Sequin motives, ribbons. All sorts of chains. Feathers by the metre. Swarovski crystals
Fletcher H J & Newman Ltd.
5 Bourne Enterprise Centre
Wrotham Road, Sevenoaks
Kent TN15 8DG
Tel: 01732 886555

Piano wire (very hard wire which is highly sprung). Ideal for ballet headdresses.
Flint Hire & Supply Ltd.
Queens Row
London SE17 2PX
Tel: 020 7703 9786

Theatre suppliers – shellac – protective wear (paper suits), eyelets, extensive range stage equipment (stage weights), power tools, hand tools, paints, Fosshape. Large catalogue. Hrs: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6pm / Sat - 9am - 2pm.
Guy Morse-Brown Hat Blocks
Units 20 - 22 Jockey Lane
Bromham, Chippenham
Wiltshire SN15 2EZ
Tel: 01380859756

Wooden hat block maker. Order from own design or extensive range of starter blocks and more complicated shapes from large catalogue. Period shaped blocks from 18th and 19th century.
9-11 Sunbeam Road
London NW10 6JP
Tel: 020 8965 2500

Synthetic hair pieces (all colours), real hair, combs. Canvas cork filled dollies with table clamp. Toupee tape, hair beads, display heads.
Hand & Lock
86 Margaret Street
London W1W 8TE
Tel: 020 7580 7488

Gold embroiderers to order and design. Badge and shield embroiderers – gold bullion lace. Military epaulets made to order.
Hat Blocks Direct
1st Floor, Unit 5
Oak Street Trading Estate, Oak Street
Brierley Hill DY5 2JQ
Tel: 01384262259

Wooden hat blocks and stands made to order. Large catalogue of current shapes.
The Hat Magazine
Unit 3, 7 - 15 Greatorex Street
London E1 5NF
Tel: 020 7247 1120

Quarterly Magazine – news of hat designers, suppliers in Europe and trade information/Hat shops. Hat fairs in the UK, Europe, Australia, USA. Hat courses as advertised in all the Colleges. Back issues available.
Jaffe et fils Ltd.
The Old Brush Works
Castle Hill, Axminster
Devon EX13 5PY
Tel: 01297 33408

Feathers of all kinds. Will dye feathers in quantity. Chinese pheasant tail feathers up to 4 feet long. Ready made Military plumes. Beautiful prime ostrich. Catalogue - Minimum orders.
Kleins Ltd.
5 Noel Street
London W1F 8GD
Tel: 020 7437 6162

Fabric Paints, beads, v.good range of woven braids. Bag clasps, polystyrene balls, small feathers, threads. Buckles, buttons, tassels, woven motives, flowers. Liquid dyes, webbing.
Knight Precision Wire Ltd.
Hadley Works
Cranbourne Road, Potters Bar
Herts EN6 3JL
Tel: 01707 645261

Hard drawn steel wire suitable for hat making (not covered). Sold by weight in small quantities. Various gauges.
London Trimmings Wholesale Ltd.
26 - 28 Cambridge Heath Road
London E1 5QH
Tel: 020 7790 2233

Massive haberdashery and accessories supplier. Handbag frames and leather accessories, toggles. Kilt pins - every brand of threads, buckles, buttons
MacCulloch & Wallis Ltd.
25-26 Poland Street
London W1F 8QN
Tel: 020 7629 0311

Millinery haberdashers – straw and felt stiffening. White/black buckram, sinamay, petersham ribbons. Vintage hat blocks for sale, hoods, veiling, sewing machines, vylene, silks, organza, chiffon, collar canvas. Large catalogue available.
Majesa Ltd.
Arkleigh Mansions
194 - 200 Brent Street
London NW4 1BJ
Tel: 020 8203 0044

Genuine Panama straws imported from Ecuador. Complete range of sizes in plain and fancy weaves from very fine quality upwards. Bleached white, cream and natural. Good range of colours.
Millinery Warehouse
35 Ebury Bridge Road
London SW1W 8QX
Tel: 020 7730 4918
Tel: 07852716743

Millinery supplier – wide range printed sinamay in seasons colours – various straw hoods, crin, wool felts. Straw stiffener, felt stiffener, fascinator bases. Wooden fascinator blocks.
Naish Felts Ltd.
Crow Lane
Wilton, Salisbury
Wiltshire SP2 0HD
Tel: 01722 743505

Flat felt. All weights. Up to 2” thick. Catalogue available.
Ostrich Feather Company Ltd.
Foundry Road
Lincolnshire PE9 2PP
Tel: 01780 767895

Terrific range of feathers loose or made up, boas, heron. Prime ostrich, long Chinese pheasant, burnt ostrich, goose quills, ostrich quills, hackle in all colours. Minimum orders.
Parkin Fabrics Ltd.
Prince of Wales Business Park
Vulcan Street
Oldham OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 627 4455

Velour felt hoods (good colour range), wool felts. Sinamay in seasons colours, gold/silver/copper/bronze. Blocking net, feathers, hat wire. Good catalogue available every season.
Pentonville Foam & Rubber Products
104 - 106 Pentonville Road
London N1 9JB
Tel: 020 7837 4582

All sizes rubber strings / clear or matt plastic tubing, gym mat, rubber tubing, tubular foam, foam blocks, thin foam sheets.
Randall Ribbons Ltd.
12 Frederick Street
Luton LU2 7QS
Tel: 01582 721301

Millinery trimmings, sinamay by the roll, flowers. Feathered motives and masks, braids in straw and fabric. Veiling, ribbons. Catalogue available.
Rolls and Rems
111 Lewisham High Street
London SE13 6AT
Tel: 020 8852 8686

Good variety of unusual fabrics. Strange colours. Cheap deals.
Russell & Chapple Ltd.
30 - 31 Store Street
London WC1E 7QE
Tel: 020 7836 7521

Theatrical Suppliers, gold paints (all shades). All sorts brushes, calico, duck, hessian, scourer, scrim, scenic fabrics, stage cloths, size, gum Arabic.
Schultz & Wiremu
Unit B202
Faircharm Studios, 8-12 Creekside
London SE8 3DX
Tel: 020 8469 0151

Theatrical dyers – will dye straw and felt hoods to pattern.
Silvan Ltd.
4 Forge Place
New Road, Elstree, Borehamwood
Herts WD6 3EB
Tel: 020 8236 9500

Lace specialists, guipure, cotton/nylon, long veils, border lace, broderie anglais, spot net.
Walter Reginald Group Ltd.
Unit 6
100 The Highway
London E1W 2BX
Tel: 020 7481 2233

Massive range of fine silky leathers/natural/dyed. Pony, zebra, croc, snake effects. Hrs: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm.
Whaley’s (Bradford) Ltd.
Harris Court
Great Norton
Bradford BD7 4EQ
Tel: 01274 576718

Heavy brown buckram, light brown buckram. Blocking nets, crin, tarlatan, mull, raw silk, Vilene. Vanishing muslin, domet, collar canvas. Complete listing and fabrics samples available
William Gee Ltd.
520-522 Kingsland Road
London E8 4AR
Tel: 020 7254 2451

Massive wholesaler to the garment trade. White and unbleached calico, lining taffeta, kapok. Best value threads, all makes, hat elastic. Cash’s woven labels to order, own design made. Covered buttons service
Wimbledon Sewing Machine Co Ltd.
292 - 312 Balham High Road
London SW17 7AA
Tel: 020 8767 4724

Haberdashery, flowers, feathers, materials and all manor of interesting trims. Sewing machine accessories. Industrial machines spare parts. Cake accessories (wooden shapes ideal boater block).
Wimbledon Sewing Machines Co Ltd.
214/216 Merton High Street
London SW19 1AU
Tel: 020 8542 5240

New and second hand sewing machines. Very good maintenance and repair department. Hrs. wk/days 8am-4pm Sats 8am-5pm.
Wolfin Textiles Ltd.
1 Phoenix Works
Cornwall Road
London HA5 4UH
Tel: 020 8427 7429

White buckram, lawn, voile, organza, organdie. Hessian, muslin, poplin. 100% natural linens
Wolfram Kopka
Am Rankewerk 2-4
50321 Bruhl
Tel: +49 2232 42699

Fur felts in capalene and cone shapes. Melusine felts velour felts/Stitched Straw range. Beautiful colour range. Best quality. Minimum orders.