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February 2018

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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A Hat in a Day – Sinamay Workshop

May 26
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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While this day is devoted to learning many tricks for using up scraps of sinamay, the object is to complete a headpiece that will attach to a headband (provided). The rules being, no blocking and no dying. We will manipulate sinamay by hand and machine, using scissors, water, needle and thread and a whole lot of ingenuity. If you have pieces of sinamay, bring them. If not, we will have bags of assorted sizes, shapes and colors available for you…

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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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