NHV Hat Day 2020

14 November 2020


The online program kicked off on NHV social media channels on Saturday 14th November at 09:30 with a live conversation between Elly Stemerdink, chairwoman, and a member of the board of the MAA, the Millinery Association of Australia. This was a wonderful opportunity to get to know this Australian sister organisation, which has been contributing to our Hatlines for a year.



There was a choice of three online workshops:

  1. Marianne Jongkind
    Teached the use of Racello straw, one of the projects from her book Hat Couture. (Language: Dutch)
  2. Wies Mauduit
    Shared the couture technique Draping with silk. Participants will receive materials for this workshop delivered in the post. (Language: Dutch)
  3. Lauren Ritchie
    An Australian milliner who regularly reports on interesting techniques in Hatlines, delivered a workshop on making a Crown headband in millinery wire. (Language: English)


These were live workshops and cannot be watched again at a later time. Participants received a link which allowed them to log in to the Zoom session of their instructor shortly before the starting time.


Materials market

The following suppliers proposed special offers for the duration of the NHV Annual Hat Day through their website or social media channels:


Hat show

The Competition Hat Show started at 14:00, once again live streamed on the NHV Instagram and Facebook accounts. The winners of this extraordinary edition were announced directly afterwards by jury chairwoman Mirjam Nuver. And, because we are determined to keep looking forward, despite the current challenges, the theme of the Hat Competition 2021 were revealed at the same time. A recording of the livestream of the Hat Show is still available to view on social media.


Zoom drinks

To end this day like a party, we had a drink together. Unfortunately, it was not possible to do this physically, together in the same space, therefore the NHV members met in a Zoom session. 

Book signing Marianne Jongkind

The book signing of Marianne Jongkind’s book Hat Couture took place online on Sunday 15th November. Everybody who bought a copy on the 14th or 15th of November in Dutch or in English via www.hatmags.com received a link to a personal virtual time slot with Marianne in the confirmation email of their purchase! Their copy, signed by Marianne, was then be posted to them.

Exhibition of the Competition Hats

The Competition Hats are on display at the ACEC building in Apeldoorn between 4 December and 17 January.
Opening times of the exhibition: Friday to Sunday between 12:00 and 17:00.

For more information: www.acecgebouw.nl