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April 2018

Millinery Open Studio (weekly)

April 21 - June 9
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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21/04/2018 – 09/06/2018 Saturdays, 10.30 – 4.30 £595 Come and develop your Millinery skills over 8 weeks under the close guidance of our specialist Millinery tutor. This new open studio course will give you the opportunity to work on your own projects. You will be encouraged to experiment with different materials, make maquettes and prototypes for your final designs. Access to the wide range of wooden hat blocks and studio equipment will be available.

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May 2018

A Hat in a Day – Sinamay Workshop

May 26
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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While this day is devoted to learning many tricks for using up scraps of sinamay, the object is to complete a headpiece that will attach to a headband (provided). The rules being, no blocking and no dying. We will manipulate sinamay by hand and machine, using scissors, water, needle and thread and a whole lot of ingenuity. If you have pieces of sinamay, bring them. If not, we will have bags of assorted sizes, shapes and colors available for you…

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June 2018

Sensational Sinamay Millinery

June 1 - June 3
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Veronica Chin

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£180

Feather Headpiece

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 4:30 pm
Lomax & Skinner, Sun Studios, 2 Mount Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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Learn how to cut and shape feathers and attach them to a covered Alice band to make a delicate, or a daring, headpiece.

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Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw” with Tracy Chaplin

June 4 - June 9
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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"Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" The workshop will cover free form blocking techniques in sinamay and parasisal straw. The focus will be on new and exciting techniques that I have developed to enable students to create unique and individual hats. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve…

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Advanced Techniques with Straw (Tuesdays)

June 5 @ 10:00 am - June 12 @ 3:00 pm
Dorset Centre for Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way
Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3AR United Kingdom
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With Chloe Scrivener Tuesday’s, 5th and 12th of June 2018, 10-3pm

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Growing a Millinery Business

June 8 - June 9
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Love hats but stumped on how to market them?  Making hats is the easy part, selling can be the hard part.  In this two day workshop, we will creatively find ways to jump that hurdle.  Polly went from making hats in her apartment to ending up in the Winner's Circle at the Kentucky Derby.  You can too!  Confused at how to set up your business?  Do you want interns or assistance?  Does accounting overwhelm you? DAY ONE -  Polly can help…

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True Couture with Anya Caliendo

June 18 - June 21
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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The Course will include a brief introduction of the true definition of Couture Millinery as well as creation of the unique hat designed and constructed to the highest standard of Couture Millinery. Signature to Anya Caliendo, the hat will include multiple extremely rare techniques that can not be obtained anywhere else. While some the techniques included in the Course are traditional to the art of Couture Millinery, many of them have been developed personally by Anya Caliendo in her New-York…

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Flower Headresses

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VV Rouleax Bath, 9 Edgar Buildings, George Street
Bath, BA1 2EE United Kingdom
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This lovely 2h workshop, hosted by V V Rouleaux founder Annabel Lewis in our Bath creative den, will guide you on making a beautiful flower headpiece to match your outfit. You will choose a sinamay base and trims in your desired colour and learn the top tricks of the millinery trade including ribbon cutting and ruching techniques and how to attach flowers and accessories. Perfect for a wedding, race meeting, or special occasion. Refreshments will be provided to keep you…

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£180

Vintage Perchers (weekly)

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - July 12 @ 9:00 pm
Lomax & Skinner, Sun Studios, 2 Mount Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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Draw inspiration from the 40’s and make the perfect percher. Using millinery buckram and flat patterns you will gain all the essential skills required for developing your own pieces. Evenings:  June 21st, 28th, July 5th and 12th

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True Couture with Anya Caliendo

June 22 - June 25
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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The Course will include a brief introduction of the true definition of Couture Millinery as well as creation of the unique hat designed and constructed to the highest standard of Couture Millinery. Signature to Anya Caliendo, the hat will include multiple extremely rare techniques that can not be obtained anywhere else. While some the techniques included in the Course are traditional to the art of Couture Millinery, many of them have been developed personally by Anya Caliendo in her New-York…

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MILLINERY PERFECTION: INTERMEDIATE

June 23 - June 30
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 23-30 June 2018 Teacher: DILLON WALLWORK Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/105/ Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork comes back to teach at Chateau Dumas in 2018 for the ninth year running. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon has a set of skills that elevate him above other milliners and make his classes essential for students wanting to learn traditional model millinery. Dillon will focus on teaching a variety of specialist couture techniques including…

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PLEATING TECHNIQUES

June 23 - June 30
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 23-30 June 2018 Teacher: BRIDGET BAILEY Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/106/ Milliner Bridget Bailey returns to Chateau Dumas in 2018 to teach specialist pleating techniques and how it can be applied to millinery. You’ll make two pleated headpieces during the week as well as a collection of samples and explore the ways fabrics can be transformed by pleating.  You’ll begin with simple techniques using different materials and build up to more complex constructions as the…

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A Hat in a Day- Get to know PinokPok!

June 23
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Chances are you have worked with Sinamay. But have you had a chance to meet her close friend Pinok Pok? This delightful material has the drape of Abaca without the strong grain. The effect is a lux, linen like feel. And the colors are as rich as the texture. This gorgeous straw is sold by the yard and is ideal for dramatic draping and freeform. You will be amazed by what you can achieve! Students will receive one yard of…

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July 2018

Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

July 2 - July 7
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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"Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" The workshop will cover free form blocking techniques in sinamay and parasisal straw. The focus will be on new and exciting techniques that I have developed to enable students to create unique and individual hats. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve…

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MILLINERY PERFECTION: ADVANCED

July 7 - July 14
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: DILLON WALLWORK Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/107/ Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2018 for the ninth year running. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon will lead a workshop aimed at competent milliners who are looking to take their skills to the highest level. You'll learn advanced techniques for creating different foundations and working with sinamay and you’ll refine your skills for…

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STITCHED STRAW BONNETS

July 7 - July 14
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: JANE SMITH Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse,  FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website: www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/108/ Jane Smith’s career spans more than 40 years in film and theatre and she has developed  an unrivalled knowledge of hat construction and an enviable array of millinery skills. Jane has a particular skill for working with straw braid and in this workshop you’ll choose to create either a contemporary straw hat of your own design (using a pattern or hand-moulded) or an authentic…

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Block Your Socks Off!

July 12 - July 14
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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If we have learned anything about instructor Laura Hubka over the years, it is that she is passionate about the art of blocking a hat. So, we are letting her have at it by offering this new Three Day Blocking Bootcamp here at Judith M. This class is geared towards those with blocking experience who are looking to build on their skills. Are you feeling a little rusty? This is the perfect class to shake the dust off. We will…

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Sweet Peas

July 14
Anne Tomlin, 1 Woodsland Close
Hassocks, BN6 8HF
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A day to explore the structure of a sweet pea and its myriad of colours. You will spend time experimenting with silk dyes to capture the colours and essence of sweet peas. I will offer plenty of guidance and tips on how to achieve the delicacy of these beautiful flowers and at the end of the day you will take away a few finished flowers and plenty of knowledge and skills to make more at home.

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Fedora and Bowler Workshop

July 19 - July 20
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this workshop students will learn to block a felt into a classic fedora or bowler shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method to create the crown shape of choice.

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