February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020
Classic Blocked Felt Hat (suitable for beginners)
Learn essential tips and techniques on how to work with this classic millinery material. Block a one piece design on a traditional wooden hat block(s), or you can attempt a two piece design if you’re coming both days. Boaters, cloches, berets and buttons… there are many options! Choose between luxurious fur felt, or practical wool. We will look at different stiffening techniques for both. Trim with traditional petersham
ribbon. All set for Autumn racing!
Sculpted Felt, Felt Trims and Introduction to Inset Work! (suitable for beginners)
Discover the delights of hand forming and sculpting pliable millinery felts into creative organic designs! Discover a variety of design ideas and techniques for using your leftover felt pieces to create stunning trims. Finish with a demonstration of felt inset work, or, try yourself if time permits!