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May 2018

Hats & Headresses

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VV Rouleax London, 102 Marylebone Lane
London, W1U 2QD United Kingdom
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A 2h workshop at our London shop showing you the top tricks of the millinery trade including ribbon cutting and ruching techniques, how to wire feathers, and how to attach flowers and accessories. With swooning feathers, couture flowers, and gorgeous trims in 100 colours, V V Rouleaux has all of the ingredients to make an exquisite one-of-a-kind fascinator to match your outfit. Our millinery gurus will help you design an entirely new creation (a couture comb, an exquisite embellished headband,…

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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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£180

Feather Headpiece

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 4:30 pm
Lomax & Skinner, Sun Studios, 2 Mount Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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Learn how to cut and shape feathers and attach them to a covered Alice band to make a delicate, or a daring, headpiece.

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Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw” with Tracy Chaplin

June 4 - June 9
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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"Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" The workshop will cover free form blocking techniques in sinamay and parasisal straw. The focus will be on new and exciting techniques that I have developed to enable students to create unique and individual hats. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve…

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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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True Couture with Anya Caliendo

June 18 - June 21
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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The Course will include a brief introduction of the true definition of Couture Millinery as well as creation of the unique hat designed and constructed to the highest standard of Couture Millinery. Signature to Anya Caliendo, the hat will include multiple extremely rare techniques that can not be obtained anywhere else. While some the techniques included in the Course are traditional to the art of Couture Millinery, many of them have been developed personally by Anya Caliendo in her New-York…

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Flower Headresses

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VV Rouleax Bath, 9 Edgar Buildings, George Street
Bath, BA1 2EE United Kingdom
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This lovely 2h workshop, hosted by V V Rouleaux founder Annabel Lewis in our Bath creative den, will guide you on making a beautiful flower headpiece to match your outfit. You will choose a sinamay base and trims in your desired colour and learn the top tricks of the millinery trade including ribbon cutting and ruching techniques and how to attach flowers and accessories. Perfect for a wedding, race meeting, or special occasion. Refreshments will be provided to keep you…

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£180

Vintage Perchers (weekly)

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - July 12 @ 9:00 pm
Lomax & Skinner, Sun Studios, 2 Mount Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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Draw inspiration from the 40’s and make the perfect percher. Using millinery buckram and flat patterns you will gain all the essential skills required for developing your own pieces. Evenings:  June 21st, 28th, July 5th and 12th

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True Couture with Anya Caliendo

June 22 - June 25
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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The Course will include a brief introduction of the true definition of Couture Millinery as well as creation of the unique hat designed and constructed to the highest standard of Couture Millinery. Signature to Anya Caliendo, the hat will include multiple extremely rare techniques that can not be obtained anywhere else. While some the techniques included in the Course are traditional to the art of Couture Millinery, many of them have been developed personally by Anya Caliendo in her New-York…

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MILLINERY PERFECTION: INTERMEDIATE

June 23 - June 30
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 23-30 June 2018 Teacher: DILLON WALLWORK Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/105/ Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork comes back to teach at Chateau Dumas in 2018 for the ninth year running. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon has a set of skills that elevate him above other milliners and make his classes essential for students wanting to learn traditional model millinery. Dillon will focus on teaching a variety of specialist couture techniques including…

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PLEATING TECHNIQUES

June 23 - June 30
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 23-30 June 2018 Teacher: BRIDGET BAILEY Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/106/ Milliner Bridget Bailey returns to Chateau Dumas in 2018 to teach specialist pleating techniques and how it can be applied to millinery. You’ll make two pleated headpieces during the week as well as a collection of samples and explore the ways fabrics can be transformed by pleating.  You’ll begin with simple techniques using different materials and build up to more complex constructions as the…

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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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July 2018

Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

July 2 - July 7
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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"Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" The workshop will cover free form blocking techniques in sinamay and parasisal straw. The focus will be on new and exciting techniques that I have developed to enable students to create unique and individual hats. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve…

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MILLINERY PERFECTION: ADVANCED

July 7 - July 14
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: DILLON WALLWORK Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/107/ Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2018 for the ninth year running. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon will lead a workshop aimed at competent milliners who are looking to take their skills to the highest level. You'll learn advanced techniques for creating different foundations and working with sinamay and you’ll refine your skills for…

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STITCHED STRAW BONNETS

July 7 - July 14
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: JANE SMITH Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse,  FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website: www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/108/ Jane Smith’s career spans more than 40 years in film and theatre and she has developed  an unrivalled knowledge of hat construction and an enviable array of millinery skills. Jane has a particular skill for working with straw braid and in this workshop you’ll choose to create either a contemporary straw hat of your own design (using a pattern or hand-moulded) or an authentic…

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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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Fantastic Felt & Nuno Felt Hats

July 27 - July 29
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Dawn Edwards

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A Hat in a Day – The Joy of Jinsin Workshop

July 28
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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What are those incredible fabrics used in show stopping hats? In this one-day workshop, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students as we learn to work with Jinsin, Pinokpok and Silk Abaca to craft one-of-a-kind draped hats. We will discover how to let these materials guide us through the process of pleating, twisting and folding to create unique silhouettes in order to complete a hat by day’s end. This class is designed for students with some sewing skills. Ms. Whitlock will aid…

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Millinery Intensive

July 30 - August 10
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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30/07/2018 – 10/08/2018 10 days, 10.00-16.30 £1095   This two week intensive millinery course has been designed to cover all the key elements of 'Introduction to Millinery' and 'Millinery 2'. The course will introduce the technical skills needed for blocking and shaping straw and felt. It will also allow you to develop your understanding of design, proportion, balance and the application of colour: taking your basic millinery knowledge a stage further. Bookings: http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/courses/short-courses/millinery-courses/millinery-intensive-course/?utm_source=Hatcourses&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=HatcoursesSpring18

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