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June 2017

Felt & Straw Hats: Blocked & Freeform

June 11 - June 23
Penland School of Crafts, 67 Doras Trail
Penland, NC 28765 United States
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Tutor: Wayne Wichern Create felt and straw hats using traditional hat blocks and freeform blocking methods. Form, sculpt, and mold onto wooden hat blocks to create classic hat shapes or onto found objects to form sculptural and eccentric hats. Learn traditional finishing and embellishment techniques: rolled brim edges, hand-sewn and machine-sewn welts, bias binding, or petersham ribbon bindings. Millinery ribbons, flowers, silk fabrics, horsehair, straw braids, and other trimmings will complete your fanciful hats. Expect to create six or more…

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Stiffened, Sculpted and Embellished Lace with Jane Stoddart

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Atelier Mela, 109 East Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832 United States
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This class explores the use of lace in millinery. Students will learn how to design with pattern over the face and head, and experiment with complex outlines. A variety of strategies will be explored including stiffening, wiring, draping and sculpting, piecing together and applique. If time permits, further embellishment, such as hotfix crystals, will be applied. These techniques create beautiful, airy 3D pieces, suitable for races, evening or bridal.

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Veiled Elegance: Working with Crinoline and Lace, with Jane Stoddart

June 17
Atelier Mela, 109 East Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832 United States
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This class will develop students’ skills for mainpulating and designing with nylon crinoline and embellishing the pieces with lace and crystals. Theses techniques are desinged to produce worderfully airy and efforless pieces that play with pattern and texture; suitable for the races, evening or bridal. Students will learn how to design and arrange their materials around the head and face, including incorporating elements of masking and veiling.

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Quick Blocked Leather Base with Leather Feathers, Jane Stoddart

June 18
Atelier Mela, 109 East Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832 United States
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In this class, you will learn the basics of creating a blocked leather base - my patented “quick” technique that delivers a super neat result! You will then create or copy a pattern for a feather, in leather, which you will then wire and handcut. Learn how to shape and sculpt your leather feathers, and how to arrange and attach them to you hat.

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Fascinators & Trims

June 24 - June 25
Jeanne Bjorn, Tucson, AZ United States + Google Map

With Jeanne Bjorn

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Block your Socks Off!

June 29 - July 1
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Bring your felt! Bring your straw!  Bring blocks or use ours. Wear something comfy and prepare to block your socks off! Tutor: Laura Hubka

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July 2017

Fabric Hats – Cloche and Beret

July 2 - July 4
Jeanne Bjorn, Tucson, AZ United States + Google Map

With Jeanne Bjorn

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Nuno-Felt Art Hats

July 7 - July 8
New England Felting Supply, 122 Pleasant Street Suite 104
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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Tutor: Dawn Edwards

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Costume Millinery 101

July 13 - July 15
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Exercises in Cut & Sew Buckram and Wire Frame creations. Tutor: Laura Whitlock

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Sinamay Hat with Bias Double Brim

July 15 @ 11:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

In the 2-day sinamay hat workshop, you will learn how to manipulate sinamay straw fabric, blocking a basic dome crown and a double brim using a special bias technique. Once dry, crown and brim will be joined with a backstitch, a grosgrain ribbon sweatband will be added, and hats will be finished with traditional millinery trims such as ribbons and feathers. Class fee of $295 includes tuition and most supplies. Four spots open!

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Vintage Puzzle Blocks and Parasisal Straw

July 22
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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This is the summer straw version of the sold-out class I taught in February! Students will learn how to shape a parasisal straw hood over a wooden hat block, sew in wire(s) and a grosgrain sweatband, then finish their hats with fabulous trims. Students will choose from the wonderful collection of vintage puzzle blocks owned by milliner Jenny Foster of Bay Willow Design. Each hat will be truly unique! Class fee of $245 includes tuition and most supplies. Five spots…

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Vintage Draped Turbans from the 1940’s

July 23
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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By request! Students will learn how to create classic turbans. They can be a simple twist, complicated wrap, or even have an open crown. You will block a lace net base over a balsa utility block, drape a turban then hand-sew layers to finish. Class fee of $195 includes millinery foundation materials. You will need to bring approx. 1 yard of fashion fabric. Five spots open!

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Wet & Nuno-Felted Hats

July 28 - July 29
Living Felt, 14121 W HWY 290, Bldg 2A
Austin, TX 78737 United States
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Tutor: Dawn Edwards

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August 2017

Advanced Bootcamp (Millinery 201)

August 3 - August 5
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Follow up to our Beginner Bootcamp, beyond the basics of millinery. Tutor: Laura Hubka

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Tricorns and Bicorns with Jane Smith

August 4 @ 9:30 am - August 6 @ 4:30 pm
Fullerton College, 321 East Chapman
Fullerton,, CA 92832 United States
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In this three day master class, you will learn about the history of tricorns and bicorns and how they were created in the 18th and 19th centuries. Jane will demonstrate using traditional hat making techniques, how to create both the bicorn and tricorn today. You will then block one of your hats using fur felt and create the other with buckrum and plush. The class includes all of your supplies and tools for creating 2 hats, (a tricorn and a…

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Wire Frame -1900 thru 1920’s with Jane Smith

August 7 @ 9:30 am - August 9 @ 4:30 pm
Fullerton College, 321 East Chapman
Fullerton,, CA 92832 United States
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Using millinery wire and lace or sheer fabric, you will create at least one Edwardian/Teens/1920;s hat simioar to hats seen in the movies “Cheri”, “Titanic”, Howard’s End” and “Enchanted April”. The workshop includes your supplies for 2 wire framed hats covered with silk organza or lace and lunch each day. You may also bring 2 yards of an outer fabric of your choice. A basic sewing kit will be needed. (shears, pins, tape measure, thimble, tailor’s chalk)

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One of a Kind Draped Hats

August 10 - August 12
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Make Stand Out Hats in Traditional and Specialty Fabrics Tutor: Laura Whitlock

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Blocking Straw and Fur Felt wih Jane Smith

August 11 @ 9:30 am - August 13 @ 4:30 pm
Fullerton College, 321 East Chapman
Fullerton,, CA 92832 United States
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Using both fur felt and straw hoods, you will block on our wooden hat blocks two hats suitable for the the1920’s thru the 1950’s. Period hand finishing along with wiring techniques and a variety of decorating methods will be taught. The class includes supplies for one straw hat and one fur felt hat along with your lunch each day. A basic sewing kit will be needed.

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Felt Draping

August 12 - August 13
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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"Make the free-form felt hat  of your dreams" In this workshop students will learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a soft draped felt velour or straw hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a basic head shaped block, students will learn to make a small or large brimmed hat of their own design and a variety of techniques for finishing a felt edge. This workshop is appropriate for the novice or continuing student who would like a…

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3-Day Felt & Straw Blocking Workshop

August 13 - August 20
Carol Campbell Millinery Studio, 902 NW 48th
Seattle, WA United States
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Tutor: Wayne Wichern in Seattle Studio 13, 19 & 20 August

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