Vintage Straw Cloth

MilliStarr Austin, TX

In this two-day, 7 hour workshop, students will learn how to work with vintage straw cloth, creating a pillbox, beret or percher style hat. I will provide an overview of various vintage millinery textiles that can be categorized as straw cloth, including knits and wovens. Students will learn how to properly build a buckram foundation prior to covering it with a […]

Felt Fedora Class

Milli Starr Studio Austin, Texas

In this 8 hour course, you will learn how to make a classic fedora, working with a western weight fur felt and using millinery blocking techniques. Students will use a steamer and iron to shape the fur felt hat body over a domed crown block, then press a flat brim. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a […]