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September 2018

Fascinator Day

September 22
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2Q, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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Judy Bentinck

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Free Form Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

September 24 - September 28
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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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 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 this. Manipulating and blocking techniques: shaping materials by hand…

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Winter Warmers!

September 28 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 4:30 pm
Lomax & Skinner, Sun Studios, 2 Mount Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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£180

Make a cosy contemporary beret or baker boy cap using our specially designed patterns.

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October 2018

Leather Pillbox and Flower Techniques (2 day)

October 4 - October 5
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£225 (inc all materials) – Level: Intermediate

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Wool felt Trilby

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lomax & Skinner, Sun Studios, 2 Mount Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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£180

Learn how to block and shape a crown and work with a flat patterned brim to make a super stylish trilby hat in just two days! Date: October 6th and 13th

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Introduction to Feather Techniques (1 day)

October 8
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£100 (inc all materials) – Level: All

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Advanced Feather Techniques (1 day)

October 9
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£100 (inc all materials) – Level: All

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Fabric Pillbox Hat (2 days)

October 10 - October 11
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£195 (inc all materials) – Level: Intermediate

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Crinoline Techniques (1 day)

October 12
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£100 (inc all materials) – Level: All

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Bonfire Costume Trimming Extravaganza!

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lomax & Skinner, Sun Studios, 2 Mount Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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£28

Need a little help finishing your hat so you can march with pride on Bonfire Night? Spend the morning with us and we will help, whichever society you belong to!

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Pillbox Perfection with Dillon Wallwork

October 15 - November 16
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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In this workshop students will learn the complex technique of blocking, covering with fabric and forming an insert of a contrast panel. Create a stylish bow to trim, plus learn the professional skill of how to secure the hat to the head. This class is NOT for beginners. Students need hand sewing skills, experience in sewing with a sewing machine and blocking experience. Included in the offered price are a baby beret block (diameter of 16 cm), as well as…

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Hand-Dyed Sinamay Fascinator Class

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

The weekend class sold out so we added a second session! Meeting Monday, October 15th & Tuesday, October 16th 10 am - 4 pm. TWO SPOTS OPEN! In this two-day, 10 hour workshop, students will dye, block and design with sinamay straw, creating a  fabulous fascinator with hand-dyed materials and unique trims. First, we will cover the basics of color and fiber-reactive dye, then experiment with dyeing sinamay yardage. Students can play with ombre or resist techniques.* After our dyeing time, students will…

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Parisisal Straw Explored – (2 day)

October 15 - October 16
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£225 (inc all materials) – Level: Intermediate

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6 Week Blocking and Finishing

October 16 - November 20
Yolanda Fret-Howells, 22 Tir Mynydd
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4UN United Kingdom
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Guided sessions on working with specialist Millinery materials and a range of different Millinery techniques Learning how to master the skills of hand blocking, hand manipulation, determine proportions, trimmings and finishes of hats Learning how to design and make hats using specialist equipment and hand sewing techniques Learning from scratch you will cover: Blocking different fabrics Felt • Straw • Sinamay • Buckram How to insert a petersham ribbon head ribbon How to wire and manipulate fabrics How to trim…

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Vintage Inspired Woolfelt Hats

October 18 - October 20
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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The 1930s & 40s were among the most inventive periods of hat history. Difficult events worldwide left milliners with little to work with but their own ingenuity. This lead to a flowering of small-scale creative shapes. In this three-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide student through the process of creating hats inspired by this period. Day 1: We’ll choose a style, alter a basic pattern to produce that shape, and construct a small period-inspired woolfelt hat. Day 2: We’ll…

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Millinery Introduction /Fascinator making

October 18
Yolande Fret-Howells Pontarddulais, 1 St. Teilo Street
Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TH United Kingdom
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This course is a fantastic opportunity for those who are new to millinery and want to acquire a basic understanding and make a wonderful fascinator to take home. You will be given a overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles, learn how to create basic sinamay trims including loops, swirls, bows, fans and flowers. You will then create a design using your new skills and finish your design with elastic, band or comb depending on the style you have made,…

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Eco Dyeing

October 20 - October 22
Glenna Combs, Sycamore Hollow, 105 Jerry's Road
Manchester, KY 40962 United States
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Instructor: Jan Wutkowski

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Millinery Taster

October 23
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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(1 day)  £100 (inc all materials) – Level: Beginners Tutor: Jenny Roberts

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Millinery Taster Course

October 27
Yolande Fret-Howells Pontarddulais, 1 St. Teilo Street
Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TH United Kingdom
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November 2018

6 Week millinery course blocking and finishing

November 1 - December 6
Yolanda Fret-Howells, 22 Tir Mynydd
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4UN United Kingdom
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Guided sessions on working with specialist Millinery materials and a range of different Millinery techniques Learning how to master the skills of hand blocking, hand manipulation, determine proportions, trimmings and finishes of hats Learning how to design and make hats using specialist equipment and hand sewing techniques Learning from scratch you will cover: Blocking different fabrics Felt • Straw • Sinamay • Buckram How to insert a petersham ribbon head ribbon How to wire and manipulate fabrics How to trim…

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