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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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MAOR ZABAR: “SCULPTING WITH SILK”

September 10 - September 11
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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MasterClass "Sculpting with Silk" -  Inspired in the collection "Carnivorous Plants" Course Duration: 2 days = 16 hours • Course description: In this hands on class you will explore the world of wild silk (Dupioni) and create a beautifully sculpted headpiece inspired by the pitcher plant. Discover the endless possibilities of working with wild silk from draping to silk painting, Maor Zabar will guide you through the whole process. You will then learn how to combine all the pieces together…

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MAOR ZABAR: “SURREALIST AND ARCHITECTURAL HATS”

September 12 - September 13
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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MasterClass: "Surrealist and Architectural Hats" Course duration: 2 days = 12 hours (6 hours per day) • Course description: The students will learn how to make a three dimensional, angular hat out of special card board covered with fabric. They will start by free forming the hat, later create a pattern and hand stitch the hat using a unique technique to be taught. At the end the hat can be decorated with beads ribbons and other trims. Again, we expect…

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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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October 2018

Pillbox Perfection with Dillon Wallwork

October 15 - November 16
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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In this workshop students will learn the complex technique of blocking, covering with fabric and forming an insert of a contrast panel. Create a stylish bow to trim, plus learn the professional skill of how to secure the hat to the head. This class is NOT for beginners. Students need hand sewing skills, experience in sewing with a sewing machine and blocking experience. Included in the offered price are a baby beret block (diameter of 16 cm), as well as…

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