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August 2018

Windowpane Sinamay Hat Class

August 10 - August 11
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this 15-hour 2-day workshop, students will learn how to block windowpane sinamay (also known as lattice, fishnet or mesh sinamay) on the bias to create a dramatic brim. Windowpane can be difficult to work with, but I’ll demonstrate tricks for blocking and wiring this novelty material so that you can achieve beautiful results. Students will work with plain sinamay to block a crown, with the option of a windowpane overlay. We will then finish the hats by securing the brim wire, sewing…

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A Hat in a Day – Fascinating Horsehair

August 18
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Horsehair, or crin, is one of millinery’s most versatile materials. Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, it lends itself to the creation of whimsical shapes and styles. In this one-day workshop, instructor Laura Whitlock will show students a numbers of techniques for crafting fascinators or small hats from horsehair including gathering, wiring and distressing. By the end of the day, we will have completed and adorable hat for your next special occasion. Tutor: Laura Whitlock

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Fashion Illustration Class

August 25
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

Tutor: Stephanie Jimenez of Vogue Vignette! In this six hour class, you will expand your fashion illustration skills with artist Stephanie Jimenez, as she teaches the fundamentals of sketching and designing all things accessories! Stephanie has worked in the fashion and illustration industry for over 7 years, creating brand-tailored artwork and marketing collateral designed to fulfill the dreams of her clients. That list includes Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Neiman Marcus & Ballet Austin. This workshop is perfect for all skill levels and the tuition of $125 includes all supplies including paper, pencils,…

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September 2018

Carving Hat Blocks

September 6
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Carve a headblock and many other shapes in this one day class. This is a great skill to have, and allows you to expand your blocking inventory with a minimum of cost. You will be able to carve several blocks during the one day course. The blocks are carved from high quality polystyrene foam and can provide years of use, both for creating and displaying hats. It is not as messy as one expects it to be. We do suggest…

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Fabric Covered Hats

September 7 - September 8
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Blocking buckram is an indispensable skill for a well-rounded milliner. It’s the basis of many fabric-covered fashion and theatrical hats, allowing one to perfectly match a dress or costume. In this two-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through the fundamentals of this classic technique. Day 1: Using blocks carved in the previous one-day class, or chosen from Judith M Studio’s collection, students will block and fabric-cover one or two hats. While they dry, we’ll focus on a variety of…

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Hand-Dyed Sinamay Fascinator Class

September 8 - September 9
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this two-day, 10 hour workshop, students will dye, block and design with sinamay straw, creating a  fabulous fascinator with hand-dyed materials and unique trims. First, we will cover the basics of color and fiber-reactive dye, then experiment with dyeing sinamay yardage. Students can play with ombre or resist techniques.* After our dyeing time, students will shape fascinator bases using wooden hat blocks. On Sunday, students will wire and finish the fascinator bases. I will demonstrate how to make a variety of trims using the extra…

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Sinamay Trimming Class with Jaycow

September 22
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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During this half day workshop Jaycow will take you through an introduction to working with sinamay. You will learn to sculpt a variety of strikingly effective from sinamay. You'll finish the class with a striking headband and a pocket full of design inspiration. Basic sewing skills and a creative eye are a must. All materials included.

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Fosshape masterclass with Jaycow

September 23
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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During this full day workshop Jaycow will take you through working with fosshape from the very beginning. You will learn working with to block basic hat shapes factoring in shrinkage to create statement cocktail hats, covered in leather, fabric or other millinery materials. You'll finish the class with a finished hat and a pocket full of design inspiration. Basic sewing skills and a creative eye are a must. All materials included.

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Sinamay masterclass with Jaycow

September 24
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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During this full day workshop Jaycow will take you through working with sinamay from the very beginning. You will learn to drape a hat from sinamay as well as many trimming techniques. You'll finish the class with a finished hat and a pocket full of design inspiration. Basic sewing skills and a creative eye are a must. All materials included.

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Beginning Hat Blocking with Felt and Straw

September 28 - September 30
Jeanne Bjorn Tucson, AZ United States

$510 All supplies included in class fee

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October 2018

Hand-Dyed Sinamay Fascinator Class

October 15 - October 16
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

The weekend class sold out so we added a second session! Meeting Monday, October 15th & Tuesday, October 16th 10 am - 4 pm. TWO SPOTS OPEN! In this two-day, 10 hour workshop, students will dye, block and design with sinamay straw, creating a  fabulous fascinator with hand-dyed materials and unique trims. First, we will cover the basics of color and fiber-reactive dye, then experiment with dyeing sinamay yardage. Students can play with ombre or resist techniques.* After our dyeing time, students will…

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Vintage Inspired Woolfelt Hats

October 18 - October 20
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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The 1930s & 40s were among the most inventive periods of hat history. Difficult events worldwide left milliners with little to work with but their own ingenuity. This lead to a flowering of small-scale creative shapes. In this three-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide student through the process of creating hats inspired by this period. Day 1: We’ll choose a style, alter a basic pattern to produce that shape, and construct a small period-inspired woolfelt hat. Day 2: We’ll…

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Eco Dyeing

October 20 - October 22
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Jan Wutkowski

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November 2018

FELT DRAPING

November 8 - November 9
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" Learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a soft draped felt 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.

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Feather Fascinator Class

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this four hour class, each student will create one fabulous fascinator using a pre-made sinamay straw base. There will be several styles and color options available. The focus of this class will be feather work and creating beautiful feather trims for accessories. Feather manipulation techniques include cutting, curling, and stripping. I will also demonstrate how to create feather flowers. Students will have the option of working with Russian veiling to complete their design. The class fee of $125 includes all…

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ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

November 10 - November 11
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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Draped Fur Felt Cloche Class

November 10 - November 11
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this 9-hour weekend workshop, you will learn how to make a free-form or draped cloche hat using traditional millinery blocking techniques. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats. On Day 1, we will discuss the various types of felt and their millinery applications. Students will browse design inspiration sources then shape fur felt hoods over balsa utility blocks. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into…

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Draped Furfelt Cloche

November 10 - November 11
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

Tutor: Laura Del Villaggio Students will learn how to block a free-form cloche hat using a fur felt hood (hat body) and a balsa utility block. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into pleats and folds that are pinned into place until dry. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats. Four spots open.

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Draped Furfelt Cloche

November 16 - November 17
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Tutor: Laura Del Villaggio Students will learn how to block a free-form cloche hat using a fur felt hood (hat body) and a balsa utility block. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into pleats and folds that are pinned into place until dry. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats. Four spots open. https://www.millistarr.com/collections/millinery-classes/products/draped-fur-felt-cloche-class?goal=0_5c8621fd29-65235e141f-436528365&mc_cid=65235e141f&mc_eid=670c4afb6c

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Felt Fedora

November 17 - November 18
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Students will learn how to block a fedora, working with a heavy weight fur felt and using traditional millinery blocking techniques. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a variety of crown shapes including traditional fedora creases and bashes, or you can be more creative and free form with your design. The heavier weight felt makes a gorgeous flat brim, no wire needed. Four spots open. Register today!

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