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September 2017

Fedora & Bowler Workshop

September 29 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this 2-day workshop students will learn to block a felt into a classic fedora or bowler shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method to create the crown shape of choice. Exploring many options for traditional trimming, students will learn to finish the fedora with grosgrain ribbon, hand and machine sewing techniques. This workshop is appropriate for first time students and continuing students who would like…

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October 2017

Premier Advanced Millinery Course

October 2 - October 23
Anya Caliendo, 18 Fire Island Ave.
Babylon, NY 11702 United States
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with Anya Caliendo

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Fantastic Felt & Nuno-Felt Hats Workshop

October 8 - October 9
Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference, Chautauqua Institute
Mayville, NY United States
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Tutor: Dawn Edwards

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Blocked Fascinator Bases

October 13 @ 10:30 am - October 14 @ 4:00 pm
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

10 hour workshop in which students will learn how to manipulate sinamay, silk, lace and buckram to design and make two fascinator bases. We will cover blocking, wiring, binding edges, linings, and attachments.

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Decorative Trims

October 15
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

Learning how to make design choices and attach a variety of trims are essential skills for any successful hat maker. Students will experiment with common millinery embellishments: veiling, crinoline, ribbons, fabric, feathers and flowers.

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3-Day Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

October 27 - October 29
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Tutor: Wayne Wichern, Burlingame

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November 2017

Hat Block Party

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

This class is open to anyone who has previously taken one of my blocking classes. It will be an open studio format. Bring hat bodies or sinamay and enjoy use of my workroom steamers and hat blocks. Champagne and nibbles will be provided.

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Vintage Hat Restoration & Repair

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

Bring in your vintage hats that need a little love and I will teach you how to get them back into beautiful, wearable condition. We'll cover cleaning, re-shaping, replacing veils, freshening trims such as feathers and flowers, lining repair, even archival storage.

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Draped Fur Felt Cloche

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Students will learn how to block a free-form cloche hat using a fur felt hood (hat body) and a balsa utility block. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into pleats and folds that are pinned into place until dry. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats.

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Men’s Style Fur Felt Fedora

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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You will learn how to block a traditional men's style fedora, working with a heavy weight fur felt and using traditional millinery blocking techniques.The technique allows you to hand sculpt a variety of crown shapes including traditional fedora creases and bashes, or you can be more creative and free-form. The heavier weight felt makes a gorgeous flat brim, no wire needed.

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3-Day Felt & Straw Blocking Workshop

November 17 - November 19
Carol Campbell Millinery Studio, 902 NW 48th
Seattle, WA United States
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Tutor: Wayne Wichern in the Seattle Studio

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December 2017

3-Day Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

December 10 - December 12
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Tutor: Wayne Wichern, Burlingame CA

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