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February 2020

EVERYTHING FELT!

February 8 - February 9
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Classic Blocked Felt Hat (suitable for beginners) Learn essential tips and techniques on how to work with this classic millinery material. Block a one piece design on a traditional wooden hat block(s), or you can attempt a two piece design if you’re coming both days. Boaters, cloches, berets and buttons... there are many options! Choose between luxurious fur felt, or practical wool. We will look at different stiffening techniques for both. Trim with traditional petersham ribbon. All set for Autumn racing!…

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Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking

February 10 - February 11
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking This course is aimed at: Those who want to learn the couture techniques involved in creating a sinamay crown and brim hat. The course will involve: Learning how to block a crown and brim using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks. Practical knowledge of how to edge with wire and a bias piece and also create different brim edgings. Learning how to size your hat. Creating samples…

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Valentines Loveheart Button workshop

February 10
Cotswold School of Arts & Crafts Chipping Campden, + Google Map

with Louise Pocock & Kerry Kernan Come and create the perfect headpiece for your Valentines Day this year. This one day workshop will show you how to create the perfect button with a 'love heart' theme. Incorporating traditional millinery techniques alongside additional textiles skills such as needle felting, this design will allow you to select your own Valentines message for you to wear with pride. Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve, this year is all about wearing it on…

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2-day Felt Hat

February 10 - February 11
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course, you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brimmed hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can choose 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…

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Painted Silk Abaca Flower and Headband

February 13 - February 14
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom

This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore flower painting on silk albaca and creating an innovative headband using this fabric which lends itself to gathers and curves The course will involve: Learning how to create flowers from Silk Albaca and to paint the petals to give a natural effect. Creating a headband using the draping qualities of silk albaca Creating a bird cage veil to finish off the design You will leave with: Knowledge on painting flowers A understanding…

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Residential Millinery Course

February 14 - February 21
Judy Bentinck – Brittany Brittany France + Google Map

With Judy Bentinck

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Metallic Foil in Millinery

February 14
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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A combination of traditional couture millinery and experimental trimming techniques, this workshop brings a new creative approach in hat decoration. Elena Shvab will teach you how to manipulate decorative metallic foil in order to create a standout couture hat decors and trimmings that can be mounted onto your fedora, trilby, headband, comb, etc. During this one day workshop, you will be guided through different creative ways od foil application and learn how to decorate a variety of surfaces such as…

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Structure & Form: Bias Sinamay Fascinators

February 17
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

This was everyone's favorite technique out of all that I taught during the 5-day Millinery Masterclass at Austin Community College this summer. It's a fun and fast method for creating a sinamay fascinator and the possibilities are endless! Students will work with bias sinamay, balsa utility blocks and steamers to drape, wrap, twist and twirl unique free-form fascinators, bows or turbans. The resulting design can be attached to a headband or fascinator base with elastic. The class fee of $225 includes…

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2-day Felt Hat

February 17 - February 18
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course, you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brimmed hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can choose 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…

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Leather and Silk Flower Headpiece

February 20 - February 23
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Tutor: Anne Tomlin The aim of this course is to experiment with different techniques of couture flower making using a mixture of traditional French and Japanese somebana heated tools. You will gain skills that you can use after the course has ended to explore the craft and find your own personal way of creating flowers and leaves. The course is suitable for all levels but some hand sewing skills would be helpful. Throughout the course you will be shown how…

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3 Day Millinery Workshop

February 21 - February 23
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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Metallic Foil in Millinery

February 21
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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A combination of traditional couture millinery and experimental trimming techniques, this workshop brings a new creative approach in hat decoration. Elena Shvab will teach you how to manipulate decorative metallic foil in order to create a standout couture hat decors and trimmings that can be mounted onto your fedora, trilby, headband, comb, etc. During this one day workshop, you will be guided through different creative ways od foil application and learn how to decorate a variety of surfaces such as…

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Advanced Techniques

February 22 - February 23
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“Design the perfect felt or straw hat for your wardrobe” This workshop offers the opportunity to make a hat by either hand draped or blocked method, in either felt or straw. Jumping off from skills gained in prior workshops students will come to the workshop with a design in mind that they would like to create. There will be an emphasis on specialty trim techniques and broadening your millinery skill set.

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EVERYTHING LEATHER!

February 22 - February 23
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Blocking and Sculpting Leather (suitable for beginners) Learn all the basics of how to block leather over a hatblock with a suitable foundation and lining and get a flawless finish. We will also create a sculpted piece, free shaping the leather into beautiful folds and pleats over a base. Make A Headpiece with Leather Feathers or Trims! (suitable for beginners) Create some amazing trims... feathers and leaves of leather you can twist and shape! Add these to a hat (if you…

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Silk Flower Workshop

February 22
The Millinery Studio, Radiant Works, Back Union Street
Huddersfield, HD1 6AL United Kingdom
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Saturday 22nd February 2020 Cost £75 - includes materials for 2 silk roses Silk flower making techniques using French flower tools and more. Refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch. Places on this workshop are strictly limited to a maximum of 8 Please note Radiant Works is an old building and access to the studio is up one flight of stairs.

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BIAS BRIM HAT (2 DAY)

February 24 - February 25
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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NEW Bias Brim Hat (2 day) – £225 (inc all materials) – Level: Advanced To see more photos of our students work on this course, please link to the following facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/jrmillineryschool/photos/?tab=album&album_id=213711439315004 This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore a different brim technique. This is an advanced course and students need to have completed the crown and brim techniques course. The course will involve: Learning how to create a bias brim, a technique which works well with waffle and…

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2-day Felt Hat

February 24 - February 25
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course, you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brimmed hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can choose 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…

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Vintage Style Headpiece

February 26 - February 27
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Vintage Style Headpiece (2 day) £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those who are interested in vintage inspired materials. Also those who want to incorporate lace, veiling and beadwork onto their designs to give a vintage or bridal inspired feel. The course will involve: Creating a free form base from buckram and foundation fabrics. Covering the foundation in your choice of silk/fabric/lace. Wiring guipure lace to incorporate onto your headpiece. Using a variety of beads you will…

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Fur Felt Winter Trilby

February 28
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Fur Felt Winter Fedora  (1 day) £130 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Students of any skill level who want to create a unique wearable Fedora hat for winter The course will involve: Choice of black, grey, navy or tan fur felt Exploration of different trims you can use on Fedora’s. With tuition you will block your fur felt hood to your desired head size and shape. Creation of a feather trim or a petersham trim to adorn…

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Metallic Foil in Millinery

February 28
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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A combination of traditional couture millinery and experimental trimming techniques, this workshop brings a new creative approach in hat decoration. Elena Shvab will teach you how to manipulate decorative metallic foil in order to create a standout couture hat decors and trimmings that can be mounted onto your fedora, trilby, headband, comb, etc. During this one day workshop, you will be guided through different creative ways od foil application and learn how to decorate a variety of surfaces such as…

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