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August 2019

Carving Your Own Hat Blocks – Jane Smith

August 9 - August 11
Fullerton College, 321 East Chapman
Fullerton,, CA 92832 United States
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In this three day master class, you will learn how to design and carve both crowns and brims from a high density polystyrene block. Your brims can be two sided, able to block on both sides, or single sided, based on your designs. The class includes all of your supplies and tools for creating 5 different blocks, along with your lunch each day. Dusk masks and paper overalls will also be included to protect you and your clothing. Samples of…

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Pill Box Hat Class (Beginners)

August 9 - August 10
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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Introduction to Sinamay

August 10
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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My classic beginners class! You will learn ALL the millinery basics, including blocking, wiring, finishing, a simple trim. Block and trim (decorate) a small hat to take home! Or attempt a bigger, more complex shape, and trim the next day!

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Draping Felt and Straw Hats

August 10 - August 11
Jeanne Bjorn Tucson, AZ United States + Google Map
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Sinamay Headpieces and Trims!

August 11
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Learn clever tricks and techniques for manipulating sinamay into some beautifully effective leaves, flowers, bows, curls, and sculpted headpieces. Arrange on a hat, base or headband for a stunning Spring piece! Get the most out of this versatile and inexpensive millinery material...

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Advanced Millinery Lab

August 15 - August 16
Wayne Wicherne – Seattle, 902 NW 48th
Seattle, WA United States
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2 Day Straw Workshop

August 15 - August 16
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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Pill Box Hat Class (Beginners)

August 16 - August 17
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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Twist and Shape Sinamay Manipulation

August 17 - August 18
Louise Macdonald, Room 3, 8th floor, 37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Understanding the bias weave and how it can be manipulated to create 3D shapes is one of the keys to using traditional millinery materials. In this weekend workshop you will come with a pre blocked base and make several trims including a double-sided sculpted trim. You will also be shown how to create a sinamay brim without blocks.

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FELT HATS FOR BEGINNERS – MAKE A CLOCHE OR TRILBY OR FEDORA HAT USING FUR FELT

August 17 - August 18
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Make a warm/stylish fur-felt hat using high quality felt and age-old millinery methods that will be demonstrated by Lina Choose from her vast and varied collection of wooden shapes (Blocks) Trim and finish to your own style. Topics Covered  working with millinery felt  blocking the hats over wooden blocks, stiffening  working with steam, hand moulding the felt, etc  finishing , trimming and lining to your own desire. Suitable for BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED with sewing skills!

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Vintage Millinery Workshop

August 19 - August 23
Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square
Kings Cross, London N1C 4AAUK United Kingdom
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Tutor: Judy Bentinck

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2 Day Straw Workshop

August 22 - August 23
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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Pill Box Hat Class (Beginners)

August 23 - August 24
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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SPECIAL 3/5 DAY COUTURE MILLINERY RETREAT… AN INTENSE MILLINERY INRODUCTION!

August 28 - September 1
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Are you are interested in Millinery as a profession or simply want to completely immerse yourself in the world of hats? Then this intense 3/5 Day Workshop is for you! 2/3 areas of millinery are covered in detail. Your rollercoaster ride into the HAT world will take off with making a SINAMAY HEAD PIECE then you get more technical and expand your knowledge by designing and making a STRUCTURED SINAMAY HAT (crown and brim) that that would be suitable for…

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2 Day Straw Workshop

August 29 - August 30
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed onto learning trimming and…

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Pill Box Hat Class (Beginners)

August 30 - August 31
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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Blocked Silk Abaca Base with Sculpted Trim

August 31
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Learn all the basics of how to block silk abaca straw cloth over a hat block with a base of sinamay and get a flawless finish. We will trim your piece with some elegantly scrolled and draped silk abaca. Take home a hat! Instant glamour!

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September 2019

Make A Silk Abaca Headpiece! Flowers, Bows and Turban Wraps

September 1
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Create some amazing trims... beautiful flowers with layered and wired silk abaca petals; vibrant silky bows; draped and twisted turban wraps and knots! Add these to a hat (if you came on Saturday!) and/or arrange them on a headband for an instant FOTF piece you will love!

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Millinery Block Making

September 2 - September 6
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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Monday – Friday 40 Lime Grove, London W12 8EA £550 This advanced millinery course will provide you with an introduction to designing and making millinery hat blocks. We'll show you how to achieve balance in your design by studying creations of important milliners and we'll then help you design your own shape of hat. By the end of the course you'll have produced a crown and brim block plus a small independent shape which can be used to block a…

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Film Noir Inspired Hats

September 5 - September 7
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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A face-framing fedora, an alluring face veil, the sweep of a brim—let’s explore the mysterious darker side of millinery as we consider the femme fatale in all her hatted glory. In this three-day class, students will make two felt hats (one sewn and one blocked) inspired by Film Noir. We’ll add to the mystery with veils—blocked and adorned or fashioned into visors and masks. Instructor: Laura Whitlock

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