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August 2020

Open Crown Felt Fedora – ONLINE & LIVE

August 7 - August 9
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Lina Stein has developed a combination of HATTING & MILLINERY that fuses the male and female worlds under one hat! Using just one basic crown block, a flat wooden surface along with plenty of steam, and lots of elbow grease you will learn to transform your beautiful millinery felt into a style of hat that has a voice and a charm capable to captivate the world all around!! The look will be cool as a Trilby or suave as a…

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Straw Workshop

August 10 - August 11
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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Felt Workshop

August 13 - August 14
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed…

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Straw Workshop

August 17 - August 18
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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SWIRLED FELT BERETS – ONLINE & LIVE

August 20 - August 21
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about working with millinery felt and all its hidden possibilities. Follow Lina Stein's resourceful techniques and you will learn everything about sculpting and swirling Felt . Simultaneously combining techniques such as blocking and the refined art of Hand moulding, you will dive into the world of soft, steamy and voluptuous felt and create a timeless swirled  beret/button hat which will be so good you could eat it! Swirled Felt is a perfect…

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Felt Workshop

August 20 - August 21
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed…

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Introduction to Millinery – weekly

August 24 - September 14
Embellish Atelier, 128 Victoria Rd
Rozelle, NSW 2039 Australia
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4-week make a hat with Catherine Kelly. Starts 24 August - 14 September

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Straw Workshop

August 24 - August 25
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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Felt Workshop

August 27 - August 28
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed…

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Straw Workshop

August 31 - September 1
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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September 2020

ONLINE Masterclass Couture Hats – 10 lessons

September 1
Online

Dutch hat designer Berry Rutjes uses her craftsmanship and creativity in an exciting new project, developing an Online Couture Hat Making Masterclass. This is your chance to learn the trade from the master, from your own home and at a time that suits you. Online Masterclass Couture Hat Making For years, Berry has given workshops and training in hat making and flower corsages making in her studio with great enthusiasm and success. This made Berry think, “How nice would it be…

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Felt Workshop

September 3 - September 4
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed…

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A Stem of Sweet Peas

September 5
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Discover the art of millinery silk flower making and experiment with a range of traditional French and Japanese somebana heated tools. You will gain skills that you can use after the course has ended to explore the craft further and make unique flowers. Throughout the day all the different stages will be demonstrated and at the end of the day you will have an understanding of how to paint with dyes and construct a stem of sweet peas. Techniques and…

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Freeform Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

September 7 - September 11
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Residential Millinery Course in France 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 without the use of hat blocks.  

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Straw Workshop

September 7 - September 8
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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Sinamay Pillbox Hat

September 9 - September 10
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Beginners Millinery/Sinamay Pillbox Hat (2 days)  £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Beginners who want to learn the art of blocking and trimming cocktails hats. The course will involve: A comprehensive overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles. Practical application of blocking a pillbox percher on a wooden block. A series of sinamay trims will then be demonstrated and practiced including bows, fans, bias loops, veils, ruches, roses, lilies and free form shapes. Time spent exploring techniques…

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Felt Workshop

September 10 - September 11
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed…

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Silk Strawberry – ONLINE

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online

Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom, by Bridget Bailey NB: Zoom event details will be sent closer to the workshop date. For those outside of the UK, last date to book on the workshop is 17 August 2020. Bridget Bailey is a textile artist and teacher based in London. From textile flora and fauna, to entomological millinery, Bridget’s work explores the natural world, combining intriguing ideas and observations with her very particular making skills. She’s a regular tutor at Chateau Dumas and has…

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Straw Workshop

September 14 - September 15
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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Felt Workshop

September 17 - September 18
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed…

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