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July 2020

More Millinery Perfection with Dillon Wallwork

July 11 - July 18
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2020 for the eleventh year in a row.  With over 35 years’ experience in high-end model millinery, Dillon has a set of skills that make his classes essential for students wanting to improve their traditional skills. This 7-night workshop is aimed at competent milliners who are looking to take their skills to a more refined level. During the week Dillon will cover advanced techniques for blocking and creating a variety…

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DUO WORKSHOP with CHILDREN

July 14
Nicole Baert, Kortrijksestraat 76
Kortrijk, Heule 8501 Belgium
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Last summer, it took place for the first time and it was so good... Work with your son, daughter, grandchild, to make a nice children's hat.   One adult + one child (over 6 years) come together to work and get a tour of the studio.   There is a choice of different models of children's hats for boys and girls.   Hats, materials to form the mold, dyeing and finishing .... discover together, eat lunch together ... enjoying a…

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DUO WORKSHOP with CHILDREN

July 23
Nicole Baert, Kortrijksestraat 76
Kortrijk, Heule 8501 Belgium
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Last summer, it took place for the first time and it was so good... Work with your son, daughter, grandchild, to make a nice children's hat.   One adult + one child (over 6 years) come together to work and get a tour of the studio.   There is a choice of different models of children's hats for boys and girls.   Hats, materials to form the mold, dyeing and finishing .... discover together, eat lunch together ... enjoying a…

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August 2020

FELT SWIRLED DELIGHTS – WINTER FASCINATORS

August 1
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about working with millinery felt and all its hidden possibilities. Simultaneously combining techniques such as blocking and the refined art of Hand moulding, you will dive into the world of soft, steamy and voluptuous felt and create a timeless swirled Beret/button hat which will be finished with a satin lining, so good you could eat it! 8 hours tuition 1 wool felt cone Specialised notes Lunch/refreshments Certificate Topics Covered  You will…

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FELT HATS FOR BEGINNERS – MAKE A CLOCHE OR TRILBY OR FEDORA HAT USING FUR FELT

August 8 - August 9
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Make a warm/stylish fur-felt hat using high quality felt and age-old millinery methods that will be demonstrated by Lina Choose from her vast and varied collection of wooden shapes (Blocks) Trim and finish to your own style. Topics Covered  working with millinery felt  blocking the hats over wooden blocks, stiffening  working with steam, hand moulding the felt, etc  finishing , trimming and lining to your own desire. Suitable for BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED with sewing skills!

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SINAMAY MANIPULATION 2- SINAMATION© SWIRLED FREE-FORM DISK

August 20
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Focus will be on creating a free form sinamay disk by following Lina’s techniques, then you will learn about SINAMATION© -PERSONALISING YOUR SINAMAY and how to make various design features such as swirls, curls, fans and more using Sinamay and finally you will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple! All pieces are finished with elastic, band or comb then lined to a professional standard.

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Sinamay Swirled

August 21
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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FELT HATMAKING FOR BEGINNERS – 4 day Introduction to Millinery and the Wonders of Felt

August 27 - August 30
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Immersion is the only way to learn. Let Lina Stein take you by the hand and walk you into the wondrous world of felt hats. From simple pill boxes to sumptuous swirls to the structured hat – you will learn it all. Topics Covered  working with millinery felt to make a pillbox, felt swirl and structured hat  blocking the hats over wooden blocks,learn about stiffening, cutting, wiring methods  work with steam to hand mould the felt into…

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ADVANCED MILLINERY FELT RETREAT – 3 DAYS

August 28 - August 30
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

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! Topics Covered  You will begin with looking at adapting your blocks…

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September 2020

WIRE WORK, CRINOLINE AND COUTURE LACES – SEDUCTION BY DAY,SEDUCTION BY NIGHT

September 5 - September 7
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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Freeform Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

September 7 - September 11
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Residential Millinery Course in France The workshop will cover free form blocking techniques in sinamay and parasisal straw. The focus will be on new and exciting techniques that I have developed to enable students to create unique and individual hats without the use of hat blocks.  

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Millinery Couture – evenings

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Making hats is the perfect match between ‘art’ and ‘craft’. Learn in eight evenings de traditional techniques of this beautiful craft and get inspired by creativity. At the end of the course, you have finished two perfect beautiful hats for yourself. How great is that! Of course, you can use wooden shapes of my special course collection. And choose materials & accessories from an enormous stock in the atelier. Dates: 21, 28 September, 5, 19, 26 October, 2, 9 November 2020 Time:…

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October 2020

Freeform Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

October 19 - October 23
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Residential Millinery Course in France The workshop will cover free form blocking techniques in sinamay and parasisal straw. The focus will be on new and exciting techniques that I have developed to enable students to create unique and individual hats without the use of hat blocks.  

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FELT SWIRLED DELIGHTS – WINTER FASCINATORS

October 26
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about working with millinery felt and all its hidden possibilities. Simultaneously combining techniques such as blocking and the refined art of Hand moulding, you will dive into the world of soft, steamy and voluptuous felt and create a timeless swirled Beret/button hat which will be finished with a satin lining, so good you could eat it! 8 hours tuition 1 wool felt cone Specialised notes Lunch/refreshments Certificate Topics Covered  You will…

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July 2021

Flower making with Bridget Bailey

July 10, 2021 - July 17, 2021
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 10-17 July 2021 Teacher: BRIDGET BAILEY Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/106/ Bridget has an unsurpassed reputation for intriguing ideas and exquisite making and over the years she has developed a particular set of skills and techniques for working with silk, sinamay and straw. This workshop will focus on flower-making and you’ll learn some of the secrets behind Bridget’s extraordinary designs.  With endless good humour and enthusiasm, she'll show you how to manipulate materials to…

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More Millinery Perfection with Dillon Wallwork

July 10, 2021 - July 17, 2021
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2021.  With over 35 years’ experience in high-end model millinery, Dillon has a set of skills that make his classes essential for students wanting to improve their traditional skills. This 7-night workshop is aimed at competent milliners who are looking to take their skills to a more refined level. During the week Dillon will cover advanced techniques for blocking and creating a variety of foundations including Sparterie. Understanding how to…

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