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June 2019

Everything Felt!

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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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!

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Sinamay Brim Extensions

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Louise Macdonald, Room 3, 8th floor, 37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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A sinamay brim extension is a light and delicate way to extend or finish a brim. Learn this technique with Louise Macdonald to complete a parisisal straw hat with a brim. Suitable for intermediate or advanced millinery students.

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Sculpted Felt, Felt Trims and Introduction to Inset Work!

June 2, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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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!

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Winter school Rockhampton

June 6, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Tutor: Waltraud Reiner, Hatmobile

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Millinery Classes Brisbane

June 11, 2019 - June 12, 2019

Tutor: Waltraud Reiner, Hatmobile

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Everything Straw Braid!

June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Learn how to form piece and shape beautiful Swiss straw braids over a blocked base to make a hat. Create stripes, bands and sections for a stunning effect! You will love this glossy textured millinery material for your hats!

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Straw Braid Bow, Bandeau, Turban, Trims

June 16, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Discover the delights of luscious glossy Racello braid as we weave together colours and forms to create some striking headwear! Choose between a Delpozo inspired Bow bandeau or turban or possibly a bit of both! We will experiment! Add stripes or blocks of colour!

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July 2019

Everything Buntal!

July 27, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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You’ll be amazed what you can achieve with some creative free shaping with these versatile buntal straws! Learn how to achieve a professional finish, and attach securely to your head. Instant hat for the races.

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August 2019

Introduction to Sinamay

August 10, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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My classic beginners class! You will learn ALL the millinery basics, including blocking, wiring, finishing, a simple trim. Block and trim (decorate) a small hat to take home! Or attempt a bigger, more complex shape, and trim the next day!

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Sinamay Headpieces and Trims!

August 11, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Learn clever tricks and techniques for manipulating sinamay into some beautifully effective leaves, flowers, bows, curls, and sculpted headpieces. Arrange on a hat, base or headband for a stunning Spring piece! Get the most out of this versatile and inexpensive millinery material...

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Twist and Shape Sinamay Manipulation

August 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Louise Macdonald, Room 3, 8th floor, 37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Understanding the bias weave and how it can be manipulated to create 3D shapes is one of the keys to using traditional millinery materials. In this weekend workshop you will come with a pre blocked base and make several trims including a double-sided sculpted trim. You will also be shown how to create a sinamay brim without blocks.

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Blocked Silk Abaca Base with Sculpted Trim

August 31, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Learn all the basics of how to block silk abaca straw cloth over a hat block with a base of sinamay and get a flawless finish. We will trim your piece with some elegantly scrolled and draped silk abaca. Take home a hat! Instant glamour!

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September 2019

Make A Silk Abaca Headpiece! Flowers, Bows and Turban Wraps

September 1, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Create some amazing trims... beautiful flowers with layered and wired silk abaca petals; vibrant silky bows; draped and twisted turban wraps and knots! Add these to a hat (if you came on Saturday!) and/or arrange them on a headband for an instant FOTF piece you will love!

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Spring school New Zealand

September 19, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Tutor: Waltraud Reiner, Hatmobile

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November 2019

Buntal Boaters!

November 24, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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The springy and pliable fibres of straw buntal mats means they are quickly and easily blocked! Create a fashionable boater or other blocked hat of your choice and learn valuable techniques to finish your piece neatly and professionally!

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December 2019

Silk Abaca Braid and Knot Headbands

December 1, 2019
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Stuck for Christmas gifts??? Make up a beautiful on trend strawcloth headband your friends and family will love! Or how about one for yourself 😉 This abaca fabric has a wonderful silky sheen and comes in a wide range of jewel bright colours. Learn great tips and tricks for handling this materials plus headband construction basics. A fun and easy class 🙂

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February 2020

Everything Feathers!

February 1 - February 2
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Feather Basics: Cutting, Curling, Dying, Making Trims Get to grips with millinery’s most versatile and best loved decoration, feathers. We will cover feather types, cutting, curling and shaping, introduction to dying, how to make a feather mount or trim ready to attach to a hat or headband, and much more! Make a Feather Headpiece, Floating Feathers Use the skills you learned on Saturday to create a spectacular headpiece! Or wing it with a simpler approach if you’re just here for…

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EVERYTHING FELT!

February 8 - February 9
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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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!…

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EVERYTHING LEATHER!

February 22 - February 23
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Blocking and Sculpting Leather (suitable for beginners) Learn all the basics of how to block leather over a hatblock with a suitable foundation and lining and get a flawless finish. We will also create a sculpted piece, free shaping the leather into beautiful folds and pleats over a base. Make A Headpiece with Leather Feathers or Trims! (suitable for beginners) Create some amazing trims... feathers and leaves of leather you can twist and shape! Add these to a hat (if you…

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Everything Lace!

February 29 - March 1
Jane Stoddart – Perth Perth, Western Australia Australia + Google Map

Heavenly Lace Headbands In this creative one day workshop, make your own high fashion headband or lace sculpture using lace motifs and possibly some crystals. Stiffened Lace Hats My trademark technique! Experiment with pattern using this beautiful material. Recreate the stiffened guipure lace hats of the fifties, using contemporary techniques. Great for races, bridal or evening.

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