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November 2017

Men’s Style Fur Felt Fedora

November 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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You will learn how to block a traditional men's style 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. The heavier weight felt makes a gorgeous flat brim, no wire needed.

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3-Day Felt & Straw Blocking Workshop

November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Carol Campbell Millinery Studio, 902 NW 48th
Seattle, WA United States
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Tutor: Wayne Wichern in the Seattle Studio

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Wet Felting Hat Making Workshop

November 26, 2017 - November 27, 2017
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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During this one day workshop you will not only learn about the process of felting, but will gain understanding on how to create a seamless sculptural form that lends itself to making hats, bags, and vessels. Each person will have a fully felted, blocked hat finished by the end of the workshop. Teacher: Milliner Tierre Taylor

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December 2017

3-Day Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

December 10, 2017 - December 12, 2017
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Tutor: Wayne Wichern, Burlingame CA

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January 2018

Fedora & Bowler Workshop

January 4 - January 5
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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With DeAnna Gibbons “Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this 2-day workshop students will learn to block a felt into a classic fedora or bowler shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method to create the crown shape of choice. Exploring many options for traditional trimming, students will learn to finish the fedora with grosgrain ribbon, hand and machine sewing techniques. This workshop is appropriate for first time students and continuing students…

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Couture Millinery

January 12 - January 14
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Learn with David Dunkley how to create couture millinery! Prepare your millinery for the block. Learn to shape the hat. Learn how to prepare the fabric/material of choice. Learn how to steam items, smooth, shape, iron, dry, stiffen. Learn to create your own inspiration. Each millinery project is directed by what you want to create.

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Felt Fedora

January 20
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

In this six hour class, you will learn how to make a classic fedora, working with a dress 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 variety of crown shapes including traditional fedora creases and bashes, or you can be more creative and free form with your design. The…

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February 2018

Perfecting Brim Edges

February 2
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

In this one-day workshop, students will learn techniques for neatly finishing brim edges for both straw and felt hats. We will discuss how to measure, join and sew on millinery wire, as well as choosing the appropriate type and gauge of wire for the project. I will demonstrate how to hand-roll edges, how to bind edges with grosgrain ribbon and bias fabric, and how to properly cut and prep raw edges. Students will choose four of the six techniques taught, and…

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Parasisal Straw from Block to Finish

February 3 - February 4
Milli Starr Studio, Austin, Texas 78747 + Google Map

In this two-day workshop, students will make a brimmed hat of parasisal straw, a popular handwoven straw of agave fibers with a lovely sheen and a 2x2 weave. You will choose a crown and brim from my wooden hat block collection, then use steam to shape the straw over the forms. Once dry, students will sew in a sweatband, then wire and finish the brim edge. Finally, we will discuss trims and how to make design decisions for impact and balance as well…

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Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 7 @ 5:00 pm
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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1920’s Style Flapper Headpiece

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Make your own fabulous flapper headpiece perfect for that Gatsby party! You will learn how to drape crinoline and sew it to wire to create a headband or veil. You will also learn how to make a crinoline rose, which will be the focal point of the design. The rose and any desired feather trims will be sewn to a sinamay base. Class fee of $125 includes tuition and all supplies.

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Open Crown Sinamay Hat

February 18 - February 19
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Make your own beautiful brimmed sinamay hat while mastering two very different blocking techniques. The vintage-inspired open crown will be draped and sculpted using a length of bias sinamay, and the brim will be blocked with three layers of sinamay and finished with a wired and bound edge. Class fee of $350 includes tuition and all supplies.

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Millinery Workshop

February 23 - February 25
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Learn with David Dunkley how to create couture millinery! Prepare your millinery for the block. Learn to shape the hat. Learn how to prepare the fabric/material of choice. Learn how to steam items, smooth, shape, iron, dry, stiffen. Learn to create your own inspiration. Each millinery project is directed by what you want to create.

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Sculpt Jinsin Straw

February 24 - February 25
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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I'll be sharing my techniques on how to sculpt Jinsin Straw, also called Buntal, into fun and eye-catching Sun Hats (or fascinators) on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 9-12 and Sunday, February 25th from 10-1. Tutor: Jasmin Zorlu

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March 2018

Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

March 5 - March 7
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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April 2018

The Art of Sinamay

April 5 - April 7
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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It's light! It's colorful! It can be blocked into the grandest of racing hats or draped into the most delicate of fascinators. What's not to love about this diverse millinery marvel? In this class we will learn how to block sinamay hats in two pieces to create the perfect classic Derby hat. We will also use the free-form method of "sculpting" sinamay to fashion a wonderful, contemporary piece. And in the midst of all the hatmaking, learn how to drape…

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Dramatic Derby Style

April 6 - April 8
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Laura Whitlock

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Beginners Bootcamp (Millinery 101)

April 19 - April 21
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Do you dream of making hats but don't know where to begin? This 3 day intensive workshop will start at the beginning and help you build basic millinery skills. Appropriate for those with all levels of sewing, most techniques can be done by both hand or machine. It is the perfect introduction for the fashion student, theater costumer, or emerging designer. This workshop will be packed with helpful demonstrations, tips and tricks. Students will be introduced to the techniques of…

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May 2018

All About Nybuck

May 10 - May 12
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Nybuck is a wonderful material perfect for creating translucent, lightweight hats, in addition to being water-proof. Few milliners have explored its potential applications beyond its use as a substitute for buckram. In this three-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through techniques that will unlock the fabulous possibilities of Nybuck. Day 1: Using instructor-provided patterns we will combine Nybuck with sheer textiles and/or lace create a spectacular, translucent hat or fascinator. Day 2: Students will learn methods for painting and cutting…

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Felt and Straw Workshops

May 11 - May 13
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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