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 […]

Headdress Creation with Michelle Palmer

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

Learn to create a dramatic headpiece perfect for performance and super wearable for NYE revelers or holiday parties. In this 2 part class Michelle will take you though the construction of a dynamic structure using innovative techniques. Once you have constructed your framework you will learn to design and complete your unique and dramatic headpiece. […]

Sculpting orchids in thermoplastic with Maor Zabar

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

Join Maor Zabar for a 2 day workshop learning to use thermoplastic to sculpt incredible orchids. During this class you will learn how to make a three dimensional orchids made out of special Thermoplastic material called kobracast. We will start by learning how to make the flowers patterns, how to combine the silk with thermoplastic, […]

Felt Manipulation with Maor Zabar

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

Join Maor Zabar for a 2 day workshop learning to drape felt into original shapes and use bleaches and paints to create a truly unique piece.. In this hands on class you will explore the world of felt and create a beautifully blocked/draped hat by combining a few techniques. We will learn how to use […]

Wet Felting with Tierre Taylor

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

Felting is a magical process where layers of merino wool are agitated with hot soapy water, in order to create a fabric that is both strong and texturally interesting. During this workshop you will not only learn about the process of felting, but will gain understanding on how to create a seamless sculptural form that […]

Innovative scraps hats with Tierre Taylor

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

In the depression a serious lack of funds and materials gave rise to some incredibly innovative millinery. In this workshop Tierre Taylor will take you though some effective techniques to make dramatic cocktail hats from off cuts or old hats. During this workshop you will not only learn about the process of draping with unusually […]