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October 2019

Structure & Form: Bias Sinamay Fascinators

October 13, 2019
Bay Willow Design, Cotton Mill, 610 Elm Street, suite 110
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Students will work with bias sinamay, balsa utility blocks and steamers to drape, wrap, twist and twirl unique free-form fascinators, bows or turbans. This was everyone's favorite technique during the 5-day Millinery Masterclass at ACC in July!

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Advanced Millinery Lab

October 15, 2019 - October 16, 2019
Wayne Wicherne – Seattle, 902 NW 48th
Seattle, WA United States
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An Intimate Millinery Experience Workshop

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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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! Instructor: David Dunkley

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Pill Box Hat and Brim (Advanced)

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Sheila Dozier, 6417 Symmes Lane
Huber Heights, OH 45424 United States
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This is your chance to build a pillbox hat from scratch for only $155.00 per class (cost of kit is included)! My promise is that when you leave my class you will be able to wear your hat that Sunday and show it off to your friends. The student must purchase the kit. The kit contains everything needed to complete the frame for the pillbox hat. The student must also bring ½ yd of the material of their choice as…

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Wet Felting Hat Course

October 20, 2019
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Felting is a rewarding process where layers of merino wool are agitated with hot soapy water, in order to create a fabric that is both strong and colorfully exciting. During this 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 class. Tutor:…

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Pill Box Hat and Brim (Advanced)

October 24, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Sheila Dozier, 6417 Symmes Lane
Huber Heights, OH 45424 United States
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This is your chance to build a pillbox hat from scratch for only $155.00 per class (cost of kit is included)! My promise is that when you leave my class you will be able to wear your hat that Sunday and show it off to your friends. The student must purchase the kit. The kit contains everything needed to complete the frame for the pillbox hat. The student must also bring ½ yd of the material of their choice as…

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Pill Box Hat and Brim (Advanced)

October 31, 2019 - November 2, 2019
Sheila Dozier, 6417 Symmes Lane
Huber Heights, OH 45424 United States
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This is your chance to build a pillbox hat from scratch for only $155.00 per class (cost of kit is included)! My promise is that when you leave my class you will be able to wear your hat that Sunday and show it off to your friends. The student must purchase the kit. The kit contains everything needed to complete the frame for the pillbox hat. The student must also bring ½ yd of the material of their choice as…

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November 2019

Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Wayne Wicherne – Seattle, 902 NW 48th
Seattle, WA United States
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Veils: Classic to Couture

November 8, 2019 - November 9, 2019
Bay Willow Design, Cotton Mill, 610 Elm Street, suite 110
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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In this two-day advanced skills workshop, students will learn how to work with various types of veiling to create 3 distinct designs: a blocked veil on fascinator base, a gathered veil on headband, and a blocked and wired veil brim. Students may embellish veils with Swarovski crystals or chenille dots. This is a technique-based course (as opposed to project-based) so we will be working on veils only and not making a finished hat or fascinator.

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MILLINERY CLASS INTENSIVE

November 12, 2019 - November 16, 2019
Jeanne Bjorn Tucson, AZ United States + Google Map

5 Day Course - Blocking Felt & Straw and Fascinator Basics

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3 Day Millinery Workshop

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019
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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December 2019

LITTLE BLACK HAT

December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
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 special occasion hat. The emphasis will be on learning how to manipulate the materials to the fullest with techniques including blocking, draping, cutting and wiring millinery straw and felt.

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January 2020

Felt Fedora

January 4 - January 5
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this seven 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 dress…

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FELT DRAPING

January 11 - January 12
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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3 Day Millinery Workshop

January 17 - January 19
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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Fedora and Bowler

January 18 - January 19
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“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 trimming, students will learn to finish their hat with grosgrain ribbon and a variety of techniques.

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Velour Felt & Vintage Puzzle Blocks

January 18 - January 19
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this nine hour, 2 day class, you will learn how to make a beautiful velour felt vintage-style hat, working with wooden puzzle blocks from my personal collection. Students will use a steamer and ropes to shape the hat body over a carved form that is specially designed to separate into 4-5 sections for removal of the blocked material. Most of my puzzle blocks date to the 1940's and 1950's and result in berets, toques, stingy-brim boaters, and cocktail hats. The class fee of…

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By-Request Weekend

January 25 - January 26
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“The first to sign up chooses the class!” Be the first to sign up and create a special workshop suited to your interests. Look at past workshops and let me know what type of hat making you are interested in. Once we finalize the details, I will send out another workshop announcement to the student list or if you have a group of friends, 6 students maximum can sign up and join. Workshop space is usually limited to 4 students unless other arrangements are made

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February 2020

Straw Fedora and Boater

February 1 - February 2
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this 2-day workshop students will learn to block a straw hat into a classic fedora or boater shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method. Exploring many options for traditional trimming, students will learn to finish their hat with grosgrain ribbon and a variety of sewing techniques.

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Newsboy Cap

February 4 - February 6
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

By request ~ a workshop for the classic Newsboy Cap. This class is a fantastic introduction to the methods used to pattern, cut and sew fabric hats. It resembles garment construction much more than blocking. Students will choose from patterns for an 8 pc newsboy cap, make any needed alterations for fit, then cut, mark, machine stitch and assemble the outer cap, lining, and visor. Students will need to bring a sewing machine, fabrics for cap, interlining and lining, matching threads, and…

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