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September 2018

Sinamay masterclass with Jaycow

September 24, 2018
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, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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, 2018 - October 16, 2018
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, 2018 - October 20, 2018
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, 2018 - October 22, 2018
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, 2018 - November 9, 2018
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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ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
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, 2018 - November 11, 2018
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, 2018 - November 11, 2018
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, 2018 - November 17, 2018
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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December 2018

Beginning Hat Blocking with Felt and Straw

December 15, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Jeanne Bjorn Tucson, AZ United States + Google Map

MILLINERY CLASS:  Beginning Hat Blocking with Felt and Straw December 15 & 16:  9am – 4pm $340 All supplies included in class fee

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January 2019

Felt Fedora

January 11 - January 12
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

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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Hat / Fascinator

January 18 - January 20
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Learn how to make a couture hat ! 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. Milliner David Dunkley will help you learn the couture techniques necessary to execute your vision!

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February 2019

Feather Fascinator Class

February 9
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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Feather Fascinators

February 16
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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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 supplies, but you are welcome…

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Perfecting Brim Edges

February 16
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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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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Veils: Classic to Couture

February 17 - February 18
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Students will learn how to measure, cut and sew veiling, as well as the different types and widths that are available to modern-day milliners. We will work with 3 types of veiling in class: Russian, "Vintage" Honeycomb and Extra-Wide Diamond English Veiling and make 3 sample veils: blocked veil on base, gathered veil on headband, and a blocked & wired veil. This is a technique-based course (as opposed to project-based) so you will be working on veils only and not making a finished hat or fascinator.

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Hat / Fascinator

February 22 - February 24
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Learn how to make a couture hat ! 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. Milliner David Dunkley will help you learn the couture techniques necessary to execute your vision!

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March 2019

Veils

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

With MilliStarr

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One Week Millinery Workshop

March 14 - March 18
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Time: 10am – 3pm each day Cost: $658.34 Only five students are able to participate in this intimate millinery experience. For five days you have the opportunity to learn from Master Milliner David Dunkley.  Have you ever wanted to create something that was really complex and perhaps couldn’t find the right course to help you?  Do you like learning at a slower pace?  During the five days David will teach the skills you need to create the one of kind…

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