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October 2018

Vintage Velvet Headpiece

October 25
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2Q, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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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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Sculpted Felt Hat (weekly)

October 30 - November 13
Dorset Centre for Creative Arts, Middle Farm Way
Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3AR United Kingdom
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Tutor: Chloe Scrivener Come and learn how to work with Millinery felt to make your own Felt creation. You will be shown how to cut, block and shape a felt hood on traditional wooden hat blocks to create a design of your choice. This workshop Includes how to manipulate and hand mould felt as well as how to finish edges and selecting trimmings to compliment your design. Tuesday’s - 30th October, 6th & 13th of November (over 3 weeks) 10.30am…

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November 2018

Wool Felt Pillbox Hat (2 days)

November 6 - November 7
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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4 Day Millinery Workshop

November 6 - November 9
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2Q, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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FELT DRAPING

November 8 - November 9
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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"Make the free-form felt hat of your dreams" Learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a soft draped felt hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a basic head shaped block, students will learn to make a small or large brimmed hat of their own design and a variety of techniques for finishing a felt edge.

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Fur Felt Winter Trilby (1 day)

November 8
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£130 (inc all materials) – Level: All

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Feather Fascinator Class

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this four hour class, each student will create one fabulous fascinator using a pre-made sinamay straw base. There will be several styles and color options available. The focus of this class will be feather work and creating beautiful feather trims for accessories. Feather manipulation techniques include cutting, curling, and stripping. I will also demonstrate how to create feather flowers. Students will have the option of working with Russian veiling to complete their design. The class fee of $125 includes all…

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ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

November 10 - November 11
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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Draped Fur Felt Cloche Class

November 10 - November 11
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this 9-hour weekend workshop, you will learn how to make a free-form or draped cloche hat using traditional millinery blocking techniques. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats. On Day 1, we will discuss the various types of felt and their millinery applications. Students will browse design inspiration sources then shape fur felt hoods over balsa utility blocks. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into…

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Millinery Introduction /Fascinator making

November 10
Yolande Fret-Howells Pontarddulais, 1 St. Teilo Street
Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TH United Kingdom
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Millinery Taster Course

November 10
Yolande Fret-Howells Pontarddulais, 1 St. Teilo Street
Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TH United Kingdom
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Draped Furfelt Cloche

November 10 - November 11
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

Tutor: Laura Del Villaggio Students will learn how to block a free-form cloche hat using a fur felt hood (hat body) and a balsa utility block. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into pleats and folds that are pinned into place until dry. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats. Four spots open.

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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored

November 12 - November 13
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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Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking

November 14 - November 15
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking (2 day) £225 inc all materials 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…

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Draped Furfelt Cloche

November 16 - November 17
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Tutor: Laura Del Villaggio Students will learn how to block a free-form cloche hat using a fur felt hood (hat body) and a balsa utility block. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into pleats and folds that are pinned into place until dry. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats. Four spots open. https://www.millistarr.com/collections/millinery-classes/products/draped-fur-felt-cloche-class?goal=0_5c8621fd29-65235e141f-436528365&mc_cid=65235e141f&mc_eid=670c4afb6c

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Advanced Open Blocking

November 16
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Advanced Open Blocking This course is aimed at: Advanced students who would like to spend time in the studio exploring the 100’s of blocks and creating designs of their own. The course will involve: Use of the following facilities during the workshop Use of over 150 blocks Use of French Flower tools and presses. Use of 5 steam blocking and ironing stations Use of feather cutting and shaping utensils Extensive range of millinery tools. Access to our collection of hats…

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Beginners Millinery / Sinamay Pillbox Hat

November 17 - November 18
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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(2 days) £195 (inc all materials) – Level: Beginners

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Felt Fedora

November 17 - November 18
Bay Willow Design, 222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Students will learn how to block a fedora, working with a heavy weight fur felt and using traditional millinery blocking techniques. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a variety of crown shapes including traditional fedora creases and bashes, or you can be more creative and free form with your design. The heavier weight felt makes a gorgeous flat brim, no wire needed. Four spots open. Register today!

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Sinamay Pillbox Hat

November 17 - November 18
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Beginners Millinery/Sinamay Pillbox Hat (2 days)  £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Beginners who want to learn the art of blocking and trimming cocktails hats. The course will involve: A comprehensive overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles. Practical application of blocking a pillbox percher on a wooden block. A series of sinamay trims will then be demonstrated and practiced including bows, fans, bias loops, veils, ruches, roses, lilies and free form shapes. Time spent exploring techniques…

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