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February 2018

Perfecting Brim Edges

February 2
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

In this one-day workshop, students will learn techniques for neatly finishing brim edges for both straw and felt hats. We will discuss how to measure, join and sew on millinery wire, as well as choosing the appropriate type and gauge of wire for the project. I will demonstrate how to hand-roll edges, how to bind edges with grosgrain ribbon and bias fabric, and how to properly cut and prep raw edges. Students will choose four of the six techniques taught, and…

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Parasisal Straw from Block to Finish

February 3 - February 4
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

In this two-day workshop, students will make a brimmed hat of parasisal straw, a popular handwoven straw of agave fibers with a lovely sheen and a 2x2 weave. You will choose a crown and brim from my wooden hat block collection, then use steam to shape the straw over the forms. Once dry, students will sew in a sweatband, then wire and finish the brim edge. Finally, we will discuss trims and how to make design decisions for impact and balance as well…

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Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 7 @ 5:00 pm
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Millinery Workshop

February 23 - February 25
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Learn with David Dunkley how to create couture millinery! 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.

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Sculpt Jinsin Straw

February 24 - February 25
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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I'll be sharing my techniques on how to sculpt Jinsin Straw, also called Buntal, into fun and eye-catching Sun Hats (or fascinators) on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 9-12 and Sunday, February 25th from 10-1. Tutor: Jasmin Zorlu

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March 2018

Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

March 5 - March 7
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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May 2018

Felt and Straw Workshops

May 11 - May 13
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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