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February 2018

Sinamay Couture techniques – By Wies Maduit

February 17 - February 18
Carlton Ambassador, Sophialaan 2
The Hague, 2514 JP Netherlands
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We have found Wies Mauduit willing to give away some secrets of the couture techniques of sinamay. She is going to give us an unique 2 day workshop. Wies Mauduit attended the Fashion Academy Charles Montaigne in Amsterdam (now Amsterdam Fashion Institute), where she learned the basics of hats and designs from Elizabeth van der Helm as part of the Haute Couture program. She then worked in Paris for 24 years. First at the hat designer Jean Barthet where she…

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April 2018

Masterclass Exclusive Sinamay techniques – By Bridget Bailey

April 21 - April 22
Carlton Ambassador, Sophialaan 2
The Hague, 2514 JP Netherlands
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Bridget Bailey is a well-known name in Millinery Fashion. She produced her first collection in 1984 for Jean Muir. She also has customers including Liberty, The Victoria and Albert Museum and others. She has a degree in textiles and is also trained by milliner Rose Cory. The latest work of Bridget’s is becoming “millinery art” and has been featured at exhibitions ranging from The Philadelphia Museum of Art Fair, to Crafted – Makers of the Exceptional at The Royal Academy,…

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June 2018

Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw” with Tracy Chaplin

June 4 - June 9
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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"Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" 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. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve…

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MILLINERY PERFECTION: INTERMEDIATE

June 23 - June 30
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 23-30 June 2018 Teacher: DILLON WALLWORK Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/105/ Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork comes back to teach at Chateau Dumas in 2018 for the ninth year running. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon has a set of skills that elevate him above other milliners and make his classes essential for students wanting to learn traditional model millinery. Dillon will focus on teaching a variety of specialist couture techniques including…

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PLEATING TECHNIQUES

June 23 - June 30
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 23-30 June 2018 Teacher: BRIDGET BAILEY Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/106/ Milliner Bridget Bailey returns to Chateau Dumas in 2018 to teach specialist pleating techniques and how it can be applied to millinery. You’ll make two pleated headpieces during the week as well as a collection of samples and explore the ways fabrics can be transformed by pleating.  You’ll begin with simple techniques using different materials and build up to more complex constructions as the…

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July 2018

Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

July 2 - July 7
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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"Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" 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. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve…

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MILLINERY PERFECTION: ADVANCED

July 7 - July 14
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: DILLON WALLWORK Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/107/ Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2018 for the ninth year running. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon will lead a workshop aimed at competent milliners who are looking to take their skills to the highest level. You'll learn advanced techniques for creating different foundations and working with sinamay and you’ll refine your skills for…

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STITCHED STRAW BONNETS

July 7 - July 14
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: JANE SMITH Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse,  FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website: www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/108/ Jane Smith’s career spans more than 40 years in film and theatre and she has developed  an unrivalled knowledge of hat construction and an enviable array of millinery skills. Jane has a particular skill for working with straw braid and in this workshop you’ll choose to create either a contemporary straw hat of your own design (using a pattern or hand-moulded) or an authentic…

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August 2018

Jinsin / Buntal with Catherine Ellen

August 6 - August 10
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Prize winning Australian milliner Catherine Ellen will share her knowledge and experience and give you the skills and techniques to achieve the winning combination. Five full days to immerse yourself in the tricks, tips and techniques for using Jinsin/Buntal in your millinery. You will learn how to cut, twist, bend, shape, pleat, fold etc. You will find out what you can't do. You will make headbands and bases, brims and trims with the Jinsin/Buntal as well as additional skills in…

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September 2018

5 Day Millinery Masterclass with Maor Zabar

September 3 - September 7
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Workshop skill level: Beginners and advanced (all must have sewing skills) The Tutor: The workshop will be led by Maor Zabar who will be flying over from his base in Israel especially to bring his knowledge and love of hats to South-West France. Maor is the grandson of a tailor. He has updated his grandfather’s flare and tailoring skills to create hats for dance, theatre and opera for the modern age. As well as teaching, he runs a thriving hat…

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Free Form Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

September 24 - September 28
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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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. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve this. Manipulating and blocking techniques: shaping materials by hand…

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