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August 2018

Advanced Silk Rose

August 22
PresentPerfect Creations Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Level: advanced*** Along with the range of photo and video tutorials PresentPerfect Creations offer an opportunity to book flower making classes with Svetlana Faulkner, the designer/maker behind PresentPerfect Creations. Workshops are delivered in small groups of up to 3 students at a time. If desired, the silk English rose can be made into a hat trim or a fascinator on the day. Flower making classes take place in the picturesque English town of Stamford (http://www.visitstamford.com), where Svetlana lives and creates her flower pieces. If you need more information…

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2 Day Fabric Covered Hat

August 23 - August 24
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2Q, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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With Judy Bentinck

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Peonies

August 25
Anne Tomlin, 1 Woodsland Close
Hassocks, BN6 8HF
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This is a day to make a beautiful big peony. Really observing the construction and colours and working with templates and silk satin organza you will make this flower completely from scratch including the stamens and calyx. There will be plenty of guidance and help with colour and form and information for you to take away to make your own flowers.

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Fashion Illustration Class

August 25
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

Tutor: Stephanie Jimenez of Vogue Vignette! In this six hour class, you will expand your fashion illustration skills with artist Stephanie Jimenez, as she teaches the fundamentals of sketching and designing all things accessories! Stephanie has worked in the fashion and illustration industry for over 7 years, creating brand-tailored artwork and marketing collateral designed to fulfill the dreams of her clients. That list includes Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Neiman Marcus & Ballet Austin. This workshop is perfect for all skill levels and the tuition of $125 includes all supplies including paper, pencils,…

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September 2018

Free Form Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

September 3 - September 8
Tracy Chaplin London, Flat 3, 16 Dolland Street
London, SE11 5LN United Kingdom
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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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5 Day Millinery Masterclass with Maor Zabar

September 3 - September 7
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Workshop skill level: Beginners and advanced (all must have sewing skills) The Tutor: The workshop will be led by Maor Zabar who will be flying over from his base in Israel especially to bring his knowledge and love of hats to South-West France. Maor is the grandson of a tailor. He has updated his grandfather’s flare and tailoring skills to create hats for dance, theatre and opera for the modern age. As well as teaching, he runs a thriving hat…

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Millinery Workshop

September 3 - September 7
Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square
Kings Cross, London N1C 4AAUK United Kingdom
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Whether you've got your eye on a career as a professional milliner or becoming the best amateur around, this intensive 5 day workshop is an opportunity to sharpen up your skills and get off to a flying start. Suitable for both beginners and intermediate students, this action-packed course will give you tips, techniques and hands-on practice. From adding warmth and style to your daily commute, to turning heads at Royal Ascot, there’s always an excuse to wear a hat. So, get equipped to…

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Carving Hat Blocks

September 6
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Carve a headblock and many other shapes in this one day class. This is a great skill to have, and allows you to expand your blocking inventory with a minimum of cost. You will be able to carve several blocks during the one day course. The blocks are carved from high quality polystyrene foam and can provide years of use, both for creating and displaying hats. It is not as messy as one expects it to be. We do suggest…

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Millinery Introduction /Fascinator making

September 6
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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Fabric Covered Hats

September 7 - September 8
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Blocking buckram is an indispensable skill for a well-rounded milliner. It’s the basis of many fabric-covered fashion and theatrical hats, allowing one to perfectly match a dress or costume. In this two-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through the fundamentals of this classic technique. Day 1: Using blocks carved in the previous one-day class, or chosen from Judith M Studio’s collection, students will block and fabric-cover one or two hats. While they dry, we’ll focus on a variety of…

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Hand-Dyed Sinamay Fascinator Class

September 8 - September 9
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

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 shape fascinator bases using wooden hat blocks. On Sunday, students will wire and finish the fascinator bases. I will demonstrate how to make a variety of trims using the extra…

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Silk Dandelion Clock

September 8
PresentPerfect Creations Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Level: beginner Along with the range of photo and video tutorials PresentPerfect Creations offer an opportunity to book flower making classes with Svetlana Faulkner, the designer/maker behind PresentPerfect Creations. Workshops are delivered in small groups of up to 3 students at a time. If desired, the silk dandelion  can be turned into a brooch or a hat trim on the day. Is silk dandelion a miracle?  It’s not if you know how. To check your patience levels make your own silk dandelion clock from scratch and…

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Millinery Taster Course

September 8
Yolande Fret-Howells Pontarddulais, 1 St. Teilo Street
Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TH United Kingdom
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Vintage Millinery

September 10 - September 14
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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10/09/2018 – 14/09/2018 5 days, 10.00 -16.30 £475 This vintage millinery course covers the study of hat styles and trimmings from the 1920 to 1950s. You will learn the forgotten art of draping felt and fabric to create hats, berets and turbans on hard and soft foundations using traditional techniques and materials...

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MAOR ZABAR: “SCULPTING WITH SILK”

September 10 - September 11
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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MasterClass "Sculpting with Silk" -  Inspired in the collection "Carnivorous Plants" Course Duration: 2 days = 16 hours • Course description: In this hands on class you will explore the world of wild silk (Dupioni) and create a beautifully sculpted headpiece inspired by the pitcher plant. Discover the endless possibilities of working with wild silk from draping to silk painting, Maor Zabar will guide you through the whole process. You will then learn how to combine all the pieces together…

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Millinery Trimmings

September 11
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2Q, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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with Judy Bentinck

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MAOR ZABAR: “SURREALIST AND ARCHITECTURAL HATS”

September 12 - September 13
Artipistilos, AVDA COMUNIDAD DE GALICIA
CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, CIUDAD REAL 13610 Spain
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MasterClass: "Surrealist and Architectural Hats" Course duration: 2 days = 12 hours (6 hours per day) • Course description: The students will learn how to make a three dimensional, angular hat out of special card board covered with fabric. They will start by free forming the hat, later create a pattern and hand stitch the hat using a unique technique to be taught. At the end the hat can be decorated with beads ribbons and other trims. Again, we expect…

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Beginners Millinery / Sinamay Pillbox Hat

September 12 - September 13
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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Freeform Sinamay Hat Day

September 15
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2Q, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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with Judy Bentinck

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Silk Sunflower

September 17
PresentPerfect Creations Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Level: intermediate*** Along with the range of photo and video tutorials PresentPerfect Creations offer an opportunity to book flower making classes with Svetlana Faulkner, the designer/maker behind PresentPerfect Creations. Workshops are delivered in small groups of up to 3 students at a time. If desired, the silk sunflower can be made into a hat trim or a fascinator on the day. Flower making classes take place in the picturesque English town of Stamford (http://www.visitstamford.com), where Svetlana lives and creates her flower pieces. If you need more information…

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