The milliner's lexicon is very extensive and there are many words whose meaning you should not know. This article highlights the most commonly used words in hat’s field.
- Modist: A modist is a creator of unique hats that are made by hand thanks to the sensitivity and dexterity of the person who creates them.
- Hatter: This term refers to the hat manufacturer who uses an aluminum-based press to make his hats. They are therefore all identical and made in series. The difference with the milliner is that the hats are not hand-made, but industrially made.
- Pass: Part of the hat that surrounds the base of the cap, more commonly known as the "edge" of the hat.
- The cap: Central part of the hat, which fits over the head.
- Primers: This is a product that hardens the raw material to give it a certain rigidity. Press hats are often more rigid while milliners work with materials in a more flexible and lightweight way.
- Plumper: Person who prepares and sells the feathers to fill our hats.
- The marotte: Head made of wood, fabric or felt used by milliners to try on hats and create around this base.
- A shape: wooden shapes used to mould the shape of a hat
- A conformer: An instrument used to enlarge a headgear, it is a rounded shape that is equipped with a screw to remove the entrance of the hat.
- A rooster: An egg-shaped iron that is heated and used to iron the material.
- Bibi: Small woman's hat that is placed on the front of the face.
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