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October 2019

What’s Inside: Hat Linings

October 11
Bay Willow Design, Cotton Mill, 610 Elm Street, suite 110
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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By request! In this afternoon workshop, students will learn how to take measurements, draft pattern pieces, then cut and assemble beautiful linings for millinery. Bring a hat or fascinator and create a lining for it that is perfectly draped and fitted.

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Wire Frame Crowns

October 12
Bay Willow Design, Cotton Mill, 610 Elm Street, suite 110
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Students will design and construct crowns using millinery wire, add trims, and cover the frame for a smooth finish. Wire frames are constructed without hat blocks and of fairly inexpensive materials. Using wire, milliners can build small headpieces, extravagant costume ball headpieces, and even hats. Once you've learned the technique, there are infinite possibilities!

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Structure & Form: Bias Sinamay Fascinators

October 13
Bay Willow Design, Cotton Mill, 610 Elm Street, suite 110
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Students will work with bias sinamay, balsa utility blocks and steamers to drape, wrap, twist and twirl unique free-form fascinators, bows or turbans. This was everyone's favorite technique during the 5-day Millinery Masterclass at ACC in July!

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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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Advanced Millinery Lab

October 15 - October 16
Wayne Wicherne – Seattle, 902 NW 48th
Seattle, WA United States
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Wool Felt Pillbox Hat (2 days)

October 15 - October 16
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£195 (inc all materials) – Level: Intermediate This course is aimed at: Those wanting to understand felt and its application in creating an Auturn/Winter Pillbox. The course will involve: Blocking a small felt hat using the traditional methods of hand blocking with pins and steam. Learning how to wire and line the inside with a petersham edging . Creating various trims including felt; feathers, felt flowers, crinoline, bias strips, felt leaves, quills, felt or fabric bows. An understanding of design, proportion,…

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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored

October 17 - October 18
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored This course is aimed at: Those who want to explore working with Jinsin and silk Abaca. The course will involve: Exploring and experimenting with Jinsin, a material renowned for its sculptural quality. It creates incredible shapes when curved and flexed. The fabric can be stripped away to create a wild spray of fibres. Exploring and experimenting with Silk Abaca, a material which is fine and smooth and can be free-shaped, blocked or used for draping. …

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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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Pill Box Hat and Brim (Advanced)

October 17 - October 19
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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Faux Chanel Hat Workshop

October 18
Bowood House Calne, SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

The autumnal colours of the historic arboretum at Wiltshire's Bowood House and Gardens will do their bit to stir the creative senses as Annabel Lewis, owner of VV Rouleaux, looks to Chanel influences during her workshop in the Gardeners Bothy. Learn top millinery tricks from Annabel while creating a beautiful Chanel-inspired button hat. You'll use fabrics from the real Chanel supplier, a button base, couture flowers, swooning feathers, and gorgeous trims to make a one-of-a-kind design. Come away with a…

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Wet Felting Hat Course

October 20
David Dunkley, 974 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G6 Canada
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Felting is a rewarding process where layers of merino wool are agitated with hot soapy water, in order to create a fabric that is both strong and colorfully exciting. During this workshop you will not only learn about the process of felting, but will gain understanding on how to create a seamless sculptural form that lends itself to making hats, bags, and vessels.  Each person will have a fully felted, blocked hat finished by the end of the class. Tutor:…

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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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Vintage Style Headpiece

October 22 - October 23
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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Pill Box Hat and Brim (Advanced)

October 24 - October 26
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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Millinery Workshop

October 29 - November 1
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2H, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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Tutor: Judy Bentinck

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Pill Box Hat and Brim (Advanced)

October 31 - November 2
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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November 2019

Leather Orchids and Headband

November 4
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore a further flower technique and different foundation for a flat leather covered hairband. Students needs to have completed the silk and fabric flower making course The course will involve: Learning how to create a flat wide headband in leathers Creation of orchid flowers and the intricate technique of how to form these flowers and how to vine them together You will leave with: A pattern for creating headbands and the know how…

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Painted Silk Abaca Flower and Headband

November 5 - November 6
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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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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Buntal Mats Techniques Workshop

November 7
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore this innovative material and push the boundaries of its capabilities to create a truly unique design. The course will involve: Learning how to block a buntal matt How to create a buntal brim How to edge a buntal brim How to create a gathered headpiece from your buntal mat You will leave with: Knowledge to create more designs using buntal mats

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Veils: Classic to Couture

November 8 - November 9
Bay Willow Design, Cotton Mill, 610 Elm Street, suite 110
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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In this two-day advanced skills workshop, students will learn how to work with various types of veiling to create 3 distinct designs: a blocked veil on fascinator base, a gathered veil on headband, and a blocked and wired veil brim. Students may embellish veils with Swarovski crystals or chenille dots. This is a technique-based course (as opposed to project-based) so we will be working on veils only and not making a finished hat or fascinator.

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