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November 2020

Felt Workshop

November 12, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW 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 brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose 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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The Diorabella: A Jinsin Masterpiece

November 12, 2020
Online Essential Hat

We named this beautiful elegant shape after the Dior New Look. It could easily have been called Adiorable! It's a classic shape which needed some maths to develop. With the correct understanding you can take this beyond a simple hat. I will give you all the calculations (and the answers) you need to make this. You will gain the knowledge and understanding to take the design further and make it your own. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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Cutting Shapes in Jinsin

November 14, 2020
Online Essential Hat

Yes it is possible! By now you should have a good grasp of the properties of Jinsin and how it folds, twists and bends. This workshop will take you another step into creating your own shapes and designs. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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Virtual Fabric Pleated Pillbox

November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Tutor: Jenny Roberts This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their knowledge of millinery techniques and create headpieces using any fabrics.

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Woven Beret

November 15, 2020 - November 21, 2020
Online Essential Hat

15 & 21 November This is a Zoom workshop that will give you the skills to weave a beautiful woollen beret. You can choose your own colours and weaving patterns. There are different headfit and brim sizes that you can choose. Tutor: Catherine Ellen    

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Freeform Sinamay Techniques

November 16, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Online Tracy Chaplin

During the workshop I will demonstrate my signature techniques in sinamay giving you clear instructions and helpful time saving tips. I have developed these unique techniques to enable students to create hats without the need for brim blocks. You will be amazed by what you can create within such a short time. The following techniques will be covered in detail.  The importance of design. How to create a fluid design. Designing small and large hats.  Freeform single and…

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Cutting Shapes in Jinsin

November 18, 2020
Online Essential Hat

Yes it is possible! By now you should have a good grasp of the properties of Jinsin and how it folds, twists and bends. This workshop will take you another step into creating your own shapes and designs. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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Woven Beret

November 19, 2020 - November 26, 2020
Online Essential Hat

19 & 26 November This is a Zoom workshop that will give you the skills to weave a beautiful woollen beret. You can choose your own colours and weaving patterns. There are different headfit and brim sizes that you can choose. Tutor: Catherine Ellen    

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Jinsin Swooper

November 22, 2020
Online Essential Hat

Such an elegant shape that seems to suit everyone. Embellish this with feathers, flowers or whatever you think is appropriate. You will learn how to change the size, width and length depending on your available materials. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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Leather Blocking & Flower Trim

November 23, 2020 - November 24, 2020

Tutor: Justine Bradley-Hill, The Studio 29 Green Lane Addingham West Yorkshire LS29 0JH 07962 177733 justine@justinebradley-hill.co.uk   The art of leather blocking and flower making two day workshop 9.30am -3.30pm In class £250 – 23rd & 24th November  

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Jinsin Swooper

November 24, 2020
Online Essential Hat

Such an elegant shape that seems to suit everyone. Embellish this with feathers, flowers or whatever you think is appropriate. You will learn how to change the size, width and length depending on your available materials. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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Jinsin Souffle

November 28, 2020
Online Essential Hat

Another way of making a circle from a rectangle! This method can also be used to make a brim. The "Souffle" works well embellished with silk flowers. You will also see how easy it is to make a double sided Souffle using Paris Cloth. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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December 2020

Jinsin Souffle

December 2, 2020
Online Essential Hat

Another way of making a circle from a rectangle! This method can also be used to make a brim. The "Souffle" works well embellished with silk flowers. You will also see how easy it is to make a double sided Souffle using Paris Cloth. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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Autumn Leaves and Berries

December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

The course aim is to learn about millinery silk flower-making from observation of leaves and berries and to interpret them using silk, leather, paper clay, and wire. You will learn many techniques 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 develop your way of recreating not only leaves but flowers too. The course is suitable for all levels, and…

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Silk Flower Making – Online

December 4, 2020
Berry Rutjes Online

Due to the current COVID-19 measurements in The Netherlands, only three students can attend the in-person workshop on December 4th. Due to the high demand, we invite everybody to join the live stream, for free. Reservation is required. Workshop Details Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 Time: 10.00 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16.00 Timezone: CET (Amsterdam time) Location Online via Zoom What do you need?  A flower pattern, some silk fabric, stamen, and tools for corsages. If you have these materials register here. If you don’t have these…

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Sinamay Twist Headband

December 6, 2020
MilliStarr Online

In this 3.5 hour class, students will learn how to work with sinamay straw on the bias, roll its edges for a fray-free finish, and drape and twist it over a simple hat block to create a stylish headband. Several draping techniques will be demonstrated including basic twist, sailors knot and braid. This turban-inspired headband was a Milli Starr best-seller for years and Laura is excited to finally share the technique in an asynchronous online format. Students will find this a…

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Silk and Leather Maple Leaf Brooch – Live Online Workshop

December 13, 2020
Anne Tomlin Online United Kingdom + Google Map

In this workshop you will make a realistic maple leaf from a choice of templates. You will: hand paint silk satin and we will talk about colour and using dyes make a framework of wires for structure insert a brooch pin back the leaf with leather use heated tools for leaf veining and shaping add wax for sheen and protection. The price also includes a recording of our Zoom workshop, and a catch-up Zoom session, where you can share your…

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Velvet Rose with Anne Tomlin – Online

December 19, 2020 - December 20, 2020
Anne Tomlin Online United Kingdom + Google Map

Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom, by Anne Tomlin Anne Tomlin is a milliner and 3D botanical artist inspired by the Sussex countryside around where she lives. She studied textiles at Farnham, graduating with a first-class degree in 1983, followed by millinery at The London College of Fashion. She was one half of the renowned hat label Bailey Tomlin with an international reputation, selling to many top stores including Liberty, Harrods and Saks 5th Ave. She now makes bespoke hats and headpieces,…

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January 2021

Silk Poppy – virtual

January 8
Online Virtual Class

Online Class 10% off all courses (except module courses) with the offer code XMAS10 - expires 31.12.2020

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Virtual Sculpted Crin & Lily

January 15
Online Virtual Class

Online Class with Jenny Roberts This hands-on workshop furthers your understanding and manipulation of ‘Crin’ It is advised to do the ‘Introduction to Crin’ prior to this course if you don’t have previous experience with crin. 10% off all courses (except module courses) with the offer code XMAS10 - expires 31.12.2020

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