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July 2019

Buntal Mats and Freeform

July 6 - July 7
Pierre & Pierre Millinery Supplies The Hague, Netherlands + Google Map

Tutor: Louise Macdonald

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MILLINERY PERFECTION FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED MILLINERS

July 6 - July 13
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2019 for the tenth year in a row. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon has a set of skills that make his classes essential for students wanting to learn traditional model millinery. Dillon originally trained at milliners Philip Somerville where he became Design Director and oversaw the production of millinery for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales. The workshop is aimed at…

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TECHNIQUES WITH SINAMAY

July 6 - July 13
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Milliner and artist Bridget Bailey’s work combines art with exquisite and original making. She brings a brings a wealth of experience and innovative techniques to this workshop which covers techniques for working with sinamay.  She’s known for her immaculate rolling techniques, the perfect points that don’t fray and beautiful smooth curves. You'll practice and perfect your techniques during the workshop by making a series of nature-inspired forms including flower petals and leaves.  You’ll learn to cover a couture headband with sinamay…

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Perchers & Platters Workshop

July 11 - July 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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Silk Lilies

July 18 - July 21
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Tutor: Anne Tomlin Learn to make couture millinery lilies. You will experiment with traditional French and Japanese heated tools to manipulate the fabric and shape the petals, create authentic colours with dyes, make stamens, bond silk layers, disguise wire and bind stems. Study the construction of your flowers by observation and drawing.

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It’s Sinamazing! Workshop

July 25 - July 27
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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What rolls, drapes, blocks and dyes? Comes in both prints and solids? And never leaves you wasting an inch? Meet Sinamay! This charming chameleon of the straw world is so much more then you see on the bolt. Layer it and the colors deepen. Insert in those layers and watch your own patterns appear. And once you start dying it you won’t be able to stop. Put on some comfy clothes and prepare to get messy. Join me for a…

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August 2019

Straw Braid; Small Hats & Trimmings Workshop

August 8 - August 10
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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We all love the look of straw braid, but it can be frustrating to sew without special equipment. In this three-day class, Laura Whitlock will introduce students to other uses for straw braid, including patterned techniques and creating beautiful trims. We’ll also cover the basics of sewing braid by hand or with a home sewing machine in order to create small basic shapes. Instructor: Laura Whitlock

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September 2019

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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Feather Techniques

September 9 - September 13
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Painting, dying, cutting, shaping, creating a feather mount. Creating a hat to adorn with feathers with Tracy Chaplin

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Spring school New Zealand

September 19 - September 21

Tutor: Waltraud Reiner, Hatmobile

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Millinery Medley Workshop

September 20 - September 21
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Are you hungry to learn a few unique tips and techniques that will take your millinery to the next level? Jan will be touching on these and a few more over the two days: veiling (full face & flat-veiled brim) and how to attach; fabulous fabric/wire swirls; floating feathers; and creating unique trims from straw or felt off-cuts (including how to manipulate them). You’ll bring a pre-blocked hat/demi-chapeau (straw/ felt/fabric covered frame) and we’ll work on lovely design elements and…

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Mastering Millinery – weekly

September 28, 2019 - June 6, 2020
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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Saturdays, 10.00 – 4.30 40 Lime Grove, London W12 8EA £4250 London College of Fashion’s 30-week Mastering Millinery course starts in September 2019. Taking place on Saturdays at LCF’s specialist Millinery studios in London, this course will easily fit around your commitments. Students will learn the art and craft of millinery and each term will focus on a new skill or technique, building to a collection of five hats. Students will also create a folder of couture techniques and develop…

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October 2019

Old technique: Organdy Headpieces

October 5 - October 6
Pierre & Pierre Millinery Supplies The Hague, Netherlands + Google Map

Tutor: Joke Velema

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Masterclass with Maor Zabar

October 14 - October 17
Cotswold School of Arts & Crafts Chipping Campden, + Google Map

We are thrilled to announce that Maor Zabar, international designer and milliner,  is bringing his ARCHITECTURAL SILK MOULDING and SCULPTING WITH FELT Masterclasses to the Cotswold School of Arts and Crafts. These masterclasses will allow you to create beautiful pieces such as Maor's Carnivorous Plants collection and his Food Hats collection. In this highly practical four day course you will first explore the world of wild silk (Dupioni) and create a beautifully sculpted headpiece based upon your own 3D pattern.…

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An Intimate Millinery Experience Workshop

October 17 - October 19
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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Free Form Sculpting in Velour Felt

October 21 - October 25
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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 with Tracy Chaplin

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November 2019

Free Form Sculpting Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

November 18 - November 23
Tracy Chaplin London, Flat 3, 16 Dolland Street
London, SE11 5LN United Kingdom
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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 free form sculpting: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve this. Manipulating and blocking techniques: shaping materials…

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