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July 2020

Dynamic Draping Workshop

July 9 - July 11
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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I think by now, everyone knows of Ms. Hubka's love of free-forming Sinamay. But did you know that traditional Millinery hoods and capelines can be draped as well? Wool felt, Velours, Parasisols, even Toyos! The amount of draping each piece gets is entirely up to you. We can fabulously freeform the entire design, or incorporate gorgeous pleating into the blocked shape. Be prepared to pack up your wonder clips and see what happens in this brand new class at Judith…

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Block Your Socks Off!

July 30 - August 1
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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If we have learned anything about instructor Laura Hubka over the years, it is that she is passionate about the art of blocking a hat. So, we are letting her have at it by offering this Three Day Blocking Bootcamp here at Judith M. This class is geared towards those with blocking experience who are looking to build on their skills. Are you feeling a little rusty? This is the perfect class to shake the dust off. We will block…

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August 2020

Vintage Ring Blocks for Haute Headwear

August 27 - August 29
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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What is a ring block? It's a small to medium circular wooden block used to create headpieces and occasionally brims. Most date from the 1930s to 1950s. They are NOT flange brims, as those have an oval profile and are true to headsize. Instructor Laura Del Villaggio will bring her collection of rare vintage ring blocks and teach two techniques for working with them to create modern designs for the races and other special occasions. First, students will learn how…

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October 2020

Fabulous Felt

October 22 - October 24
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Blocking felt is a fundamental millinery skill, but the wonders of this material don’t end there. Felt can be used to create trims, textures and intricate details in order to make hats that are far from the ordinary. In this three-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through the wide range of possibilities in felt. We’ll begin by blocking several shapes. Next, students will explore cutout patterns, inset designs and integrated trims which create details within the body of…

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