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August 2019

2 Day Straw Workshop

August 29 - August 30
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose 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 onto learning trimming and…

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September 2019

Millinery Block Making

September 2 - September 6
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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Monday – Friday 40 Lime Grove, London W12 8EA £550 This advanced millinery course will provide you with an introduction to designing and making millinery hat blocks. We'll show you how to achieve balance in your design by studying creations of important milliners and we'll then help you design your own shape of hat. By the end of the course you'll have produced a crown and brim block plus a small independent shape which can be used to block a…

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2 Day Straw Workshop

September 5 - September 6
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose 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 onto learning trimming and…

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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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October 2019

Masterclass with Maor Zabar

October 14 - October 17
Cotswold School of Arts & Crafts Chipping Campden, + Google Map

We are thrilled to announce that Maor Zabar, international designer and milliner,  is bringing his ARCHITECTURAL SILK MOULDING and SCULPTING WITH FELT Masterclasses to the Cotswold School of Arts and Crafts. These masterclasses will allow you to create beautiful pieces such as Maor's Carnivorous Plants collection and his Food Hats collection. In this highly practical four day course you will first explore the world of wild silk (Dupioni) and create a beautifully sculpted headpiece based upon your own 3D pattern.…

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Faux Chanel Hat Workshop

October 18
Bowood House Calne, SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

The autumnal colours of the historic arboretum at Wiltshire's Bowood House and Gardens will do their bit to stir the creative senses as Annabel Lewis, owner of VV Rouleaux, looks to Chanel influences during her workshop in the Gardeners Bothy. Learn top millinery tricks from Annabel while creating a beautiful Chanel-inspired button hat. You'll use fabrics from the real Chanel supplier, a button base, couture flowers, swooning feathers, and gorgeous trims to make a one-of-a-kind design. Come away with a…

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November 2019

Free Form Sculpting Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

November 18 - November 23
Tracy Chaplin London, Flat 3, 16 Dolland Street
London, SE11 5LN United Kingdom
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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 free form sculpting: 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…

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