CHRISTINE THOMPSON, Blue Mountains, N.S.W, AUSTRALIA – Featured Milliner

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Bright lights, curtain calls, costume design, the theatre – these are some of the many aspects that surround Christine’s role as the Head Milliner with Opera Australia. In 1999 Christine worked as Assistant Milliner on the film Moulin Rouge, creating the black velvet top hat worn by Nicole Kidman in publicity shots.
With qualifications obtained through TAFE NSW, as well as extensive experience in the industry, Christine is passionate about promoting the art of millinery and passing her skills onto others.

Contact Christine for bookings and details.

Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
email: christinesmillinery@gmail.com

Mobile: 0435 168 181

Workshop Title: Theatrical Hats
Duration of Workshop: 3 – 5 days
Participants
Suitable for Secondary school students and adults.
All levels of experience welcome in this class, however basic machine sewing skills needed.

Workshop Title: Fabulous Fabric Hats with all the Trimmings
Duration of Workshop: 4 – 5 days

Participants
All levels of experience welcome in this class, however basic machine sewing skills needed.

Workshop Title: Working with felt and straw
Duration of Workshop 2 days
Participants
Suitable for Secondary school students and adults.
All levels of experience welcome in this class, however basic machine sewing skills needed.

Workshop Title: Fascinator or Cocktail hat for the Races
Duration of workshop: 1 day

Participants
Suitable for Secondary school students and adults.
All levels of experience welcome in this class, however basic sewing skills needed.

Workshop Title: Gorgeous Trimmings
Duration of Workshop: 1 – 2 days

Although all these techniques are suitable for hats, bags and clothing, some trimmings can become so spectacular that they can be put onto a simple comb or hair clip and worn as a hair accessory.

Participants
Suitable for Secondary school students and adults.
All levels of experience welcome in this class, however basic sewing skills needed.

Title: Pattern drafting for Fabric Hats (Master class)
Duration: 3 – 5 days

Participants:
A more advanced level of millinery experience, such as that gained from the “Fabulous Fabric Hats” workshop, is needed for this class, however all levels of competency are encouraged to apply. Basic machine sewing skills needed.