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September 2019

Mastering Millinery – weekly

September 28, 2019 - June 6, 2020
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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Saturdays, 10.00 – 4.30 40 Lime Grove, London W12 8EA £4250 London College of Fashion’s 30-week Mastering Millinery course starts in September 2019. Taking place on Saturdays at LCF’s specialist Millinery studios in London, this course will easily fit around your commitments. Students will learn the art and craft of millinery and each term will focus on a new skill or technique, building to a collection of five hats. Students will also create a folder of couture techniques and develop…

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April 2020

Versatile Wire Frames Workshop

April 2 - April 4
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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The creation of wireframes may be the most versatile of all millinery techniques.  Crafted of millinery wire covered with fabric or wrapped with a variety of materials, they can be the basis of everything from traditional transparent hats to avant-garde masterpieces.  Wire cutters, pliers and basic sewing notions are the only tools needed to create these wide-ranging chapeaux! In this three-day workshop, milliner Laura Whitlock will guide students through the process of creating, covering and finishing one wire-frame hat. Students…

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VINTAGE STYLED COCKTAIL HATS AND COUTURE SILK FLOWER-MAKING – WORKING WITH BUCKRAM AND FABRIC

April 4 - April 5
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Ideal for those of you already skilled in making hats and headpieces, this workshop will guide you through the process of blocking a simple yet very fashionable “Vintage styled Cocktail hat” and covering it flawlessly with a fabric. Then, under Lina guidance begin creating a complimentary silk flower and finally learning the variety of ideal ways to fix the small show-piece hat to the head (hat elastic, wire prongs, bandeau etc..) Suitable for beginners/ intermediate/advanced 16 Hours of tuition Buckram…

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Leather & Silk Flowers

April 4 - April 5
Textile Study Guild of San Diego San Diego, CA United States

Tutor: Galina Kofod Students will go through all the stages of creating flowers from silk and leather. This will include the preparation of materials, dying them, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. In this workshop, the students will have the opportunity to learn a famous Japanese flower making technique, Somebana. This enables the students to individualize each and every flower. The flowers made using this technique look much more realistic than flowers made with traditional flower making techniques. Based on the  Japanese silk flower making…

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2-day Felt Hat

April 6 - April 7
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP 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 brimmed hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can choose 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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WIRE WORK, CRINOLINE AND COUTURE LACES – SEDUCTION BY DAY,SEDUCTION BY NIGHT

April 10 - April 12
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Dive into 19th Century Millinery techniques and create a light and airy hat using Millinery wire, Crinoline and Guipure laces. The hat can be of a vintage design or very modern. It can be large or small, exotic or classical. It will have the appearance of the night sky as you fly through it with the Guipure Lace floating elegantly and creating silhouettes. In addition to being beautiful, your brim will also have an extra rigidity that will make your…

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Metallic Foil in Millinery

April 10
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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A combination of traditional couture millinery and experimental trimming techniques, this workshop brings a new creative approach in hat decoration. Elena Shvab will teach you how to manipulate decorative metallic foil in order to create a standout couture hat decors and trimmings that can be mounted onto your fedora, trilby, headband, comb, etc. During this one day workshop, you will be guided through different creative ways od foil application and learn how to decorate a variety of surfaces such as…

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2-day Felt Hat

April 13 - April 14
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP 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 brimmed hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can choose 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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Metallic Foil in Millinery

April 17
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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A combination of traditional couture millinery and experimental trimming techniques, this workshop brings a new creative approach in hat decoration. Elena Shvab will teach you how to manipulate decorative metallic foil in order to create a standout couture hat decors and trimmings that can be mounted onto your fedora, trilby, headband, comb, etc. During this one day workshop, you will be guided through different creative ways od foil application and learn how to decorate a variety of surfaces such as…

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Millinery Masterclass – Italian Mesh Headdresses

April 18 - April 19
Reloved Works, Stockport Road West
Stockport, Cheshire SK6 2BP United Kingdom
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Would you like to broaden your skills in millinery techniques? ...learn how to create your very own headpieces, fascinators… transforming them into unique jewel headresses for an upcoming event? …or perhaps you’re passionate about hats, fascinators, headdresses and would like to start learning more about the art of millinery! The course is suitable for professionals in millinery and fashion, beginners who want to start out in the world of millinery or for people who want to make headdresses for an…

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Raffia HAT Making Class

April 18 - April 19
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St
London, SE1 3XF United Kingdom
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2-Day Raffia HAT Making Workshop in Zandra Rhodes Fashion & Textile Museum 10:30am to 5:00pm. About this Event The Workshop: • Techniques of dying raffia • Plaiting raffia • Hand sewing raffia over a wooden or polyurethane hat block (bring your own block if you prefer a certain shape) • Finishing techniques for the inside of the hat with a Petersham Ribbon (Lining Optional) • All materials and equipment are provided and included in the fee, although students are welcome…

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Thermoplastic Orchids with Maor Zabar

April 21 - April 22
Cotswold School of Arts & Crafts Chipping Campden, + Google Map

We welcome back our good friend Maor Zabar, internationally renowned designer. These sculpting techniques with thermoplastic is one of Maor's favourite ways to create hats! It is a new technique which combines two materials thermoplastic and silk. As an artist it allows him to create sculptured flowers and other plants or organic shapes. Students will research their piece first by studying the structure, outline and color of orchids and then assemble them together using this unique technique. Once done, students…

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Fabric Pillbox Hat

April 23 - April 24
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Fabric Pillbox Hat (2 days) £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their knowledge of millinery techniques and create headpieces using any fabrics. The course will involve: Learning how to block a hat base using buckram. Learning how to wire, line and cover with silk or fabric for a beautiful professional finish using 1 of the following options; Using bias pleats to cover a pillbox. Using a ruching technique to cover a pillbox.…

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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored

April 28 - April 29
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored This course is aimed at: Those who want to explore working with Jinsin and silk Abaca. The course will involve: Exploring and experimenting with Jinsin, a material renowned for its sculptural quality. It creates incredible shapes when curved and flexed. The fabric can be stripped away to create a wild spray of fibres. Exploring and experimenting with Silk Abaca, a material which is fine and smooth and can be free-shaped, blocked or used for draping. …

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Painted Silk Abaca Flower and Headband

April 30 - May 1
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore flower painting on silk albaca and creating an innovative headband using this fabric which lends itself to gathers and curves The course will involve: Learning how to create flowers from Silk Albaca and to paint the petals to give a natural effect. Creating a headband using the draping qualities of silk albaca Creating a bird cage veil to finish off the design You will leave with: Knowledge on painting flowers A understanding…

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May 2020

Leather Feathers Headpiece with Jane Stoddart

May 2
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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Combine one of millinery’s favorite motifs, the feather, with the millinery material of the moment, leather! In this class you will create or copy a pattern for a feather, in leather, which you will then wire and hand cut. Experiment with complementary textures and colors with your leathers. Learn how to shape and sculpt your leather feathers, and how to arrange and attach them to a headband or hat, for a striking, contemporary piece. Basic sewing skills required - All…

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Silk Abaca Halos & Headbands with Jane Stoddart

May 3
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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In this class you will learn how to handle beautiful lustrous silk abaca! We will plan, cut, and finish pieces then form them into a striking and beautiful woven or knotted halo which will be stitched onto a hand bound headband. Simple, chic, and so effective! Basic sewing skills required - All Materials included

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Sinamay Swirled

May 8
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Focus will be on creating a SINAMAY BASE & SWIRL by following traditional Millinery techniques. You will learn how to measure, cut and design your headpiece making various design features such as swirls, curls using Sinamay. You will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple.

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MILLINERY ORIGAMI …

May 9 - May 10
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Apply the traditional art of Origami to your millinery know-how and under Lina’s guidance learn to block, fold and sculpt the most amazing hats of defined lines and structure using buckram, fabric and innovative pleating techniques! Topics Covered  You will learn to block and cover your foundations simultaneously, then move onto pleating wonders!  You will learn a selection of origami techniques that apply well to millinery As seen on HAT ACADEMY  From pleating free-forms to making trimmings…

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DUO WORKSHOP “MAKE SUMMER HATS”

May 9
Nicole Baert, Kortrijksestraat 76
Kortrijk, Heule 8501 Belgium
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That means that you and your mother-in-law or a duo make a summer hat at the studio.   That's real pampering with all the trimmings: hats, a studio visit and a lunch.   Normally you pay € 90 per person plus materials.    There may be two pairs join a day or you can with several children (daughters and / or sons) take part ..... but at least with mom there!   For Mother's Day we like to do a…

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