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January 2020

By-Request Weekend

January 25 - January 26
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“The first to sign up chooses the class!” Be the first to sign up and create a special workshop suited to your interests. Look at past workshops and let me know what type of hat making you are interested in. Once we finalize the details, I will send out another workshop announcement to the student list or if you have a group of friends, 6 students maximum can sign up and join. Workshop space is usually limited to 4 students unless other arrangements are made

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February 2020

Straw Fedora and Boater

February 1 - February 2
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 straw hat into a classic fedora or boater shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method. Exploring many options for traditional trimming, students will learn to finish their hat with grosgrain ribbon and a variety of sewing techniques.

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Newsboy Cap

February 4 - February 6
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

By request ~ a workshop for the classic Newsboy Cap. This class is a fantastic introduction to the methods used to pattern, cut and sew fabric hats. It resembles garment construction much more than blocking. Students will choose from patterns for an 8 pc newsboy cap, make any needed alterations for fit, then cut, mark, machine stitch and assemble the outer cap, lining, and visor. Students will need to bring a sewing machine, fabrics for cap, interlining and lining, matching threads, and…

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Structure & Form: Bias Sinamay Fascinators

February 17
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

This was everyone's favorite technique out of all that I taught during the 5-day Millinery Masterclass at Austin Community College this summer. It's a fun and fast method for creating a sinamay fascinator and the possibilities are endless! Students will work with bias sinamay, balsa utility blocks and steamers to drape, wrap, twist and twirl unique free-form fascinators, bows or turbans. The resulting design can be attached to a headband or fascinator base with elastic. The class fee of $225 includes…

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3 Day Millinery Workshop

February 21 - February 23
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Learn how to make a couture hat ! Prepare your millinery for the block. Learn to shape the hat. Learn how to prepare the fabric/material of choice. Learn how to steam items, smooth, shape, iron, dry, stiffen. Learn to create your own inspiration. Each millinery project is directed by what you want to create. Milliner David Dunkley will help you learn the couture techniques necessary to execute your vision!

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Advanced Techniques

February 22 - February 23
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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March 2020

Leather flower taster class

March 21
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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WITH GALINA KOFOD Participants will go through all the stages of the process of creating flowers from the leather. This will include the preparation of materials, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. Students will get familiar with how to work with Japanese style flower making tools. The students will learn in detail how to make a beautiful realistic looking orchid from leather. At the end of class, everybody will have a ready to wear leather orchid. Students can choose from…

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Leather Flower Masterclass

March 22
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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WITH GALINA KOFOD Participants will go through all the stages of the process of creating flowers from leather. This will include the preparation of materials, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. Students will learn how to work with a wide range of Japanese style flower making tools. The students will learn in detail how to make a beautiful realistic looking flower from leather. They will learn to modify existing patterns and design their own flowers. Depending on their progress, students…

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Japanese Silk Flower Masterclass

March 23
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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WITH GALINA KOFOD In this workshop, students will learn a famous Japanese flower making technique known as Somebana. The flowers make using this technique look much more realistic than flowers made with the traditional French flower making technique. Participants will go through all the stages of the process of creating flowers from the silk. This will include preparation of the silk, making patterns, dying silk, assembling and finishing techniques. They will learn to work with a wide range of Japanese…

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Flower Artistry

March 26 - March 27
North Carolina United States + Google Map

With Galina Kofod Students will go through all the stages of creating flowers from the silk and leather. This will include the preparation of materials, dying them, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. In this workshop the students will have the opportunity to learn a famous Japanese flower making technique, Somebana. This enables the students to individualise each and every flower. The flowers made using this technique look much more realistic than flowers made with traditional flower making techniques. Based…

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April 2020

Leather & Silk Flowers

April 4 - April 5
Textile Study Guild of San Diego San Diego, CA United States

Tutor: Galina Kofod Students will go through all the stages of creating flowers from silk and leather. This will include the preparation of materials, dying them, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. In this workshop, the students will have the opportunity to learn a famous Japanese flower making technique, Somebana. This enables the students to individualize each and every flower. The flowers made using this technique look much more realistic than flowers made with traditional flower making techniques. Based on the  Japanese silk flower making…

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