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July 2018

LITTLE BLACK HAT

July 26 - July 27
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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"Make a hand blocked felt or straw hat" This workshop will be a fast moving two-day introduction to the world of millinery.  Students will learn to hand block a mini to medium size self-trimmed hat and how to manipulate the materials using blocking, draping, cutting and wiring techniques.

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Fantastic Felt & Nuno Felt Hats

July 27 - July 29
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Dawn Edwards

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A Hat in a Day – The Joy of Jinsin Workshop

July 28
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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What are those incredible fabrics used in show stopping hats? In this one-day workshop, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students as we learn to work with Jinsin, Pinokpok and Silk Abaca to craft one-of-a-kind draped hats. We will discover how to let these materials guide us through the process of pleating, twisting and folding to create unique silhouettes in order to complete a hat by day’s end. This class is designed for students with some sewing skills. Ms. Whitlock will aid…

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STRAW DRAPING

July 28 - July 29
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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"Make the free-form straw hat of your dreams" Learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a draped straw hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a basic head shaped block, students will learn to make a small or large brimmed hat of their own design from parisisal straw.

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August 2018

Leather & Lace Hats Workshop

August 9 - August 11
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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This three-day class will combine two of contemporary millinery’s most exciting materials. Instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through a variety of methods including blocked leather, lace overlays andstiffened lace trims. Day One: We'll begin with the basics of seclecting and handling leather speciafically for millinery use. Next, students will learn how to block leather through the process of creating a button or pillbox shape on a small block or found object. We will also explore using leather under lace. Day…

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A Hat in a Day – Fascinating Horsehair

August 18
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Horsehair, or crin, is one of millinery’s most versatile materials. Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, it lends itself to the creation of whimsical shapes and styles. In this one-day workshop, instructor Laura Whitlock will show students a numbers of techniques for crafting fascinators or small hats from horsehair including gathering, wiring and distressing. By the end of the day, we will have completed and adorable hat for your next special occasion. Tutor: Laura Whitlock

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September 2018

Carving Hat Blocks

September 6
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Carve a headblock and many other shapes in this one day class. This is a great skill to have, and allows you to expand your blocking inventory with a minimum of cost. You will be able to carve several blocks during the one day course. The blocks are carved from high quality polystyrene foam and can provide years of use, both for creating and displaying hats. It is not as messy as one expects it to be. We do suggest…

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Fabric Covered Hats

September 7 - September 8
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Blocking buckram is an indispensable skill for a well-rounded milliner. It’s the basis of many fabric-covered fashion and theatrical hats, allowing one to perfectly match a dress or costume. In this two-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through the fundamentals of this classic technique. Day 1: Using blocks carved in the previous one-day class, or chosen from Judith M Studio’s collection, students will block and fabric-cover one or two hats. While they dry, we’ll focus on a variety of…

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October 2018

Vintage Inspired Woolfelt Hats

October 18 - October 20
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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The 1930s & 40s were among the most inventive periods of hat history. Difficult events worldwide left milliners with little to work with but their own ingenuity. This lead to a flowering of small-scale creative shapes. In this three-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide student through the process of creating hats inspired by this period. Day 1: We’ll choose a style, alter a basic pattern to produce that shape, and construct a small period-inspired woolfelt hat. Day 2: We’ll…

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Eco Dyeing

October 20 - October 22
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Jan Wutkowski

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November 2018

FELT DRAPING

November 8 - November 9
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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"Make the free-form felt hat of your dreams" Learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a soft draped felt hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a basic head shaped block, students will learn to make a small or large brimmed hat of their own design and a variety of techniques for finishing a felt edge.

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ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

November 10 - November 11
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“Design the perfect felt or straw hat for your wardrobe” This workshop offers the opportunity to make a hat by either hand draped or blocked method, in either felt or straw. Jumping off from skills gained in prior workshops students will come to the workshop with a design in mind that they would like to create. There will be an emphasis on specialty trim techniques and broadening your millinery skill set.

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