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October 22, 2020 - October 24, 2020
Blocking felt is a fundamental millinery skill, but the wonders of this material don’t end there. Felt can be used to create trims, textures and intricate details in order to make hats that are far from the ordinary.
In this three-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through the wide range of possibilities in felt. We’ll begin by blocking several shapes. Next, students will explore cutout patterns, inset designs and integrated trims which create details within the body of the hat. We’ll also explore techniques that utilize every scrap in ways to get your creativity humming, including felt flowers, fruit and other trims.
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SKILL LEVEL: Basic millinery and sewing skills needed.
Instructor: Laura Whitlock began her career creating hats for the stage and continues working with stage and film while teaching Millinery to costume students at The Theatre School of DePaul University. Ms. Whitlock’s expertise lies in pattern drafting and draping, constructing wireframes and creating hats for theater and dramatic runway style.