ADVANCED MILLINERY FELT RETREAT – 3 DAYS
August 28 - August 30
Advance your millinery skills to a higher level and uncover more joys of using millinery fur felt. In the 3 days you shall start and complete 2 different hats using 2 different types of felt: Melusine & Velour. Much will be covered from using free-hand forming to block adaptations to polishing and refining your brim-edge finishes Lina Stein will share her wealth of traditional millinery knowledge with you!
You will begin with looking at adapting your blocks creatively and learning how to block with the different felts
How to hand mould the brim or crown and complete the brim edge to a high standard. You will learn to do a rolled edge’ and a Petersham bound brim-edge.
You will learn about assembling the hat to use the special invisible felt stitches..
You will learn how to see which hats suit which type of people
How to attach a leather sweat band and a petersham headband make a couture lining.
You will learn a selection of ways to trim your felt hat using petersham and discover the multitude of unique options this presents to you, from cockades to folded stars.