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Famous milliner sets up shop in Hawick

An internationally renowned hat maker to the stars has decided to set up shop in Hawick

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Only milliner in Scotland to use 'blocking machines'

Yvette Jelfs uses blocking machines to create many of her hats.

The metal moulds are used to shape and sculpt different types of hats, from vintage shapes to trilbies and top-hats.

Yvette says it is the only milliners in Scotland that uses these machines:

"It has actually taken 20 years probably to get all these blocks together, I have scoured the country to find them.

"A block will cost about £700 a piece to get actually made up depending on the shape, but obviously we can do 200 hats a day on these, rather than taking a hat on a wooden block which takes about two days to make one hat.”

– Yvette Jelfs

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