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Virtual Button and Brim

October 12 - October 13

The course will involve:

  • Learning how to block a button and brim using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks.
  • Practical knowledge of how to edge with wire and a bias piece and also create different brim edgings.
  • Learning the techniques involved for sitting the button under the crown to create a Dior Style Look
  • Knowledge of balancing trim positioning and finishing a hat to couture standard.

Level – Advanced

You will need:

4 -5 metres of sinamay (should you work fast and wish you could also use this technique to also create a Parisisal button and brim hat – if so you will also need a large Parisisal Capeline)
2 metres of brim reed or spring wire
1.5 metres of petersham
Brim Block
Round Button Block

You will leave with:

  • A finished button and brim hat.
  • Knowledge of how to technically create a button and brim hat in order to make more.
  • Inspiration and knowledge in how to adapt this technique to create different looks with different materials


Jenny Roberts Millinery
Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
01423 816511
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Jenny Roberts Millinery
01423 816511
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