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April 2020

Leather & Silk Flowers

April 4 - April 5
Textile Study Guild of San Diego San Diego, CA United States

Tutor: Galina Kofod Students will go through all the stages of creating flowers from silk and leather. This will include the preparation of materials, dying them, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. In this workshop, the students will have the opportunity to learn a famous Japanese flower making technique, Somebana. This enables the students to individualize each and every flower. The flowers made using this technique look much more realistic than flowers made with traditional flower making techniques. Based on the  Japanese silk flower making…

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May 2020

Leather Feathers Headpiece with Jane Stoddart

May 2
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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Combine one of millinery’s favorite motifs, the feather, with the millinery material of the moment, leather! In this class you will create or copy a pattern for a feather, in leather, which you will then wire and hand cut. Experiment with complementary textures and colors with your leathers. Learn how to shape and sculpt your leather feathers, and how to arrange and attach them to a headband or hat, for a striking, contemporary piece. Basic sewing skills required - All…

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Silk Abaca Halos & Headbands with Jane Stoddart

May 3
East Village Hats, 80 E 7th st
East Village, NY 10003 United States
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In this class you will learn how to handle beautiful lustrous silk abaca! We will plan, cut, and finish pieces then form them into a striking and beautiful woven or knotted halo which will be stitched onto a hand bound headband. Simple, chic, and so effective! Basic sewing skills required - All Materials included

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Couture Leather Blocking Workshop

May 14 - May 16
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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The magically seamless shapes of blocked leather offer exquisitely smooth, sculptural hats, which also serve as elegant bases for embellishments. These traditional techniques for blocking light-weight leathers were passed down by an artist/milliner from the Balenciaga Fashion House in Paris. Combined with tips and variations Eia has developed over three decades while working with headsize allowances, using alternative under-blocking materials and creating complex blocked crowns and brims in leather. In this 3-day workshop, 1-3 blocked leather pieces will be completed;…

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Felt Fedora

May 15 - May 16
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this 7.5 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.…

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June 2020

Millinery Design 1 – weekly

June 5 - June 27
Austin Community College, 6101 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752 United States
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This course provides an introduction to basic millinery materials, tools and techniques, as well as common styles, design and fit guidelines. Students will design and complete 2 fascinators and 1 hat in this class, and will learn the skills necessary to make their own sinamay fascinator bases, as well as both blocked and framed buckram hats for fashion, theater and historic reproduction. Please bring lunch/snack for quick 15-minute lunch break. Tutor: Laura Del Villaggio

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Yards of Fun Workshop

June 11 - June 13
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Maybe you’ve been wondering what the difference is between Pinokpok and Jinsin. And abaca? And Sinamay? And what in the world is Paris net? Take advantage of this 3 day class and get to know all about these beautiful materials. While they all come on a bolt, they have as many differences as they do similarities. Find out how they block (and IF they block!), how they roll and how they drape. This is a wonderful way to get to…

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Perchers & Platters Workshop

June 11 - June 13
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Perchers and Platters are the darlings of the Millinery world, but what exactly are they? These architectural marvels are at once vintage inspired and deliciously modern. Seen on the Royals as often as at the Races, these designs hold incredible detail...and sometimes seemingly impossible angles! Learn how to create pieces that hold their placement with style, comfort and stability. It’s the engineering behind the design that make these gravity defying pieces so magical. Students are welcome to use felt or…

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July 2020

Dynamic Draping Workshop

July 9 - July 11
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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I think by now, everyone knows of Ms. Hubka's love of free-forming Sinamay. But did you know that traditional Millinery hoods and capelines can be draped as well? Wool felt, Velours, Parasisols, even Toyos! The amount of draping each piece gets is entirely up to you. We can fabulously freeform the entire design, or incorporate gorgeous pleating into the blocked shape. Be prepared to pack up your wonder clips and see what happens in this brand new class at Judith…

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Block Your Socks Off!

July 30 - August 1
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 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 block…

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August 2020

Open Crown Felt Fedora – ONLINE & LIVE

August 7 - August 9
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Lina Stein has developed a combination of HATTING & MILLINERY that fuses the male and female worlds under one hat! Using just one basic crown block, a flat wooden surface along with plenty of steam, and lots of elbow grease you will learn to transform your beautiful millinery felt into a style of hat that has a voice and a charm capable to captivate the world all around!! The look will be cool as a Trilby or suave as a…

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SWIRLED FELT BERETS – ONLINE & LIVE

August 20 - August 21
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about working with millinery felt and all its hidden possibilities. Follow Lina Stein's resourceful techniques and you will learn everything about sculpting and swirling Felt . Simultaneously combining techniques such as blocking and the refined art of Hand moulding, you will dive into the world of soft, steamy and voluptuous felt and create a timeless swirled  beret/button hat which will be so good you could eat it! Swirled Felt is a perfect…

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Creating a Buckram Percher Base – VIRTUAL CLASS

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Tutor: Jenny Roberts Millinery THIS AIM OF THIS COURSE IS TO PREPARE THE PERCHERS READY FOR THE ‘FABRIC COVERED PILLBOX COURSE IN THE AFTERNOON This course is aimed at: Those wanting to learn how to prepare a base for a percher hat in buckram and cover it in ice wool, this base can then be used as a foundation for parisisal and fabric.

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Covering a Percher with Fabric & Creating Couture Linings

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tutor: Jenny Roberts This course is aimed at: Those wanting to learn how to cover a pre prepared base with a fabric which has a bias

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Virtual Introduction to Crin

August 22
Online Virtual Class

Online Class

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Virtual Leather Orchid Vine

August 23
Online Virtual Class

Online Class with Jenny Roberts This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their trimming knowledge to leather roses, buds and leaves.  This course is suitable for all levels The course will involve: Preparing the leather ready to mould into shapes. How to manipulate the leather into petals and leaves. How to put petals together into flower and buds. How to vine all the flowers, buds and leaves together into one flower vine.

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September 2020

ONLINE Masterclass Couture Hats – 10 lessons

September 1
Online Essential Hat

Dutch hat designer Berry Rutjes uses her craftsmanship and creativity in an exciting new project, developing an Online Couture Hat Making Masterclass. This is your chance to learn the trade from the master, from your own home and at a time that suits you. Online Masterclass Couture Hat Making For years, Berry has given workshops and training in hat making and flower corsages making in her studio with great enthusiasm and success. This made Berry think, “How nice would it be…

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Virtual Leather Orchid Vine

September 8
Online Virtual Class

Online Class with Jenny Roberts This hands-on workshop takes you through step by step how to create all the elements in this beautiful beaded comb. It is advised to complete the beaded hair vine course if you don’t have any prior experience of beading with wire.

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Virtual Introduction to Feathers

September 9
Online Virtual Class

Online Class with Jenny Roberts Cutting, Curling, Shaping, Stripping & Feather Mounts This course is aimed at: Those wanting to learn how feathers can enhance their designs. The course will involve: An introduction to different types of feathers and how they are used in our designs including, goose, hackle, turkey, ostrich and peacock amongst others. Time will be spent practicing the art of manipulating feathers and creating a feather mount  

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Virtual Introduction to Veiling

September 10
Online Virtual Class

Online Class with Jenny Roberts Bird cage veils, Cloud Veils This hands-on workshop uncovers the mystery of ‘Veiling.’

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