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June 2018

Sensational Sinamay Millinery

June 1 - June 3
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Veronica Chin

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Growing a Millinery Business

June 8 - June 9
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Love hats but stumped on how to market them?  Making hats is the easy part, selling can be the hard part.  In this two day workshop, we will creatively find ways to jump that hurdle.  Polly went from making hats in her apartment to ending up in the Winner's Circle at the Kentucky Derby.  You can too!  Confused at how to set up your business?  Do you want interns or assistance?  Does accounting overwhelm you? DAY ONE -  Polly can help…

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Creating Feather Headbands

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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East Village Hats will be hosting a feather headband workshop with Lisa Shaub of Lisa Shaub Fine Millinery. Lisa is known for creative use of feathers in her fascinators and headbands. For her royal wedding coverage CBS this Morning correspondent Gayle King chose a Lisa Shaub Fine Millinery feather headband to wear for her coverage of the Royal Wedding. In the workshop you will focus on the nature of the materials, how put together a successful composition, and how to construct your own beautiful headband from material to…

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A Hat in a Day- Get to know PinokPok!

June 23
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Chances are you have worked with Sinamay. But have you had a chance to meet her close friend Pinok Pok? This delightful material has the drape of Abaca without the strong grain. The effect is a lux, linen like feel. And the colors are as rich as the texture. This gorgeous straw is sold by the yard and is ideal for dramatic draping and freeform. You will be amazed by what you can achieve! Students will receive one yard of…

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Blocking straw into a Derby hat

June 23 - June 24
Forme Millinery Hat Shop, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #122-A
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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Making a fascinator from horsehair

June 23
Forme Millinery Hat Shop, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #122-A
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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July 2018

Block Your Socks Off!

July 12 - July 14
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 new 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…

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Blocking wool into a hat

July 14 - July 15
Forme Millinery Hat Shop, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #122-A
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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Flowering feathers

July 14
Forme Millinery Hat Shop, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #122-A
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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LITTLE BLACK HAT

July 26 - July 27
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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"Make a hand blocked felt or straw hat" This workshop will be a fast moving two-day introduction to the world of millinery.  Students will learn to hand block a mini to medium size self-trimmed hat and how to manipulate the materials using blocking, draping, cutting and wiring techniques.

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Fantastic Felt & Nuno Felt Hats

July 27 - July 29
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Dawn Edwards

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A Hat in a Day – The Joy of Jinsin Workshop

July 28
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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What are those incredible fabrics used in show stopping hats? In this one-day workshop, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students as we learn to work with Jinsin, Pinokpok and Silk Abaca to craft one-of-a-kind draped hats. We will discover how to let these materials guide us through the process of pleating, twisting and folding to create unique silhouettes in order to complete a hat by day’s end. This class is designed for students with some sewing skills. Ms. Whitlock will aid…

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STRAW DRAPING

July 28 - July 29
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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"Make the free-form straw hat of your dreams" Learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a draped 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 from parisisal straw.

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August 2018

Leather & Lace Hats Workshop

August 9 - August 11
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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This three-day class will combine two of contemporary millinery’s most exciting materials. Instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through a variety of methods including blocked leather, lace overlays andstiffened lace trims. Day One: We'll begin with the basics of seclecting and handling leather speciafically for millinery use. Next, students will learn how to block leather through the process of creating a button or pillbox shape on a small block or found object. We will also explore using leather under lace. Day…

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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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