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April 2019

Whimsy Workshop

April 5 - April 6
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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"Make a whimsical hand blocked felt or straw hat" This workshop will be a fast moving two-day introduction to the world of millinery.  Students will learn to hand block a mini to medium size self-trimmed special occasion hat. The emphasis will be on learning how to manipulate the materials to the fullest with techniques including blocking, draping, cutting and wiring millinery straw and felt.  An emphasis on good design and professional sewing techniques will give students the ability to walk…

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LHW Masterclass: Asymmetrical Fish Leather Headband with Jane Fryers

April 5
London Hat Week London, United Kingdom + Google Map

April 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm £195 Learn to make an asymmetrical fish leather headband trimmed with salmon leather roses. This course is a great introduction to working with fish leather. You will make an asymmetrical headband and then create salmon leather roses to decorate it with. This class is suitable for all skill levels, including beginners, as Jane will teach all the necessary techniques. Most students will be able to create a finished headpiece to take home. Jane Fryers…

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Fascinator & Cocktail Hat

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berry Rutjes, Noordeinde 182
The Hague, 2514 GR Netherlands
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Making a fascinator or cocktail hat Fascinators and cocktail hats are all the rage! And rightfully so. This small works of art on an Alice band or headband, are perfect for those who have not (yet) dared to wear a bigger hat. They are perfect for an occasion where people need to be able to see ‘past’ you. And they are an absolute must at a black or white tie event. During this one-day workshop, you will make your own…

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Felt or Straw Hat making Workshop

April 8
Louise Pocock, High Street
Chipping Camden, Cotswolds GL55 6AG United Kingdom
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Louise Pocock

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Feathered Cocktail Hats

April 9
Kasteel Atelier Lathum, Netherlands + Google Map
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Feather flowers and headpieces

April 13 - April 14
Pierre & Pierre Millinery Supplies The Hague, Netherlands + Google Map

Tutor: Carole Maher

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Silk Flower Making

April 13
New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court
Cirencester, GL7 1JH United Kingdom
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Learn to create beautiful flowers using silk. On this workshop you will learn to paint, use flower tools and wire to create beautiful handmade silk flowers for millinery or corsages.

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Feather Headpiece

April 15
New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court
Cirencester, GL7 1JH United Kingdom
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During this one day workshop learn how to make Feather Headpieces. These are so much nicer and more professional than fascinators. Cover a base or pad with feathers and learn to curl, cut and manipulate feathers to make a stunning headpiece.

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Felt or Straw Hat making Workshop

April 19
Louise Pocock, High Street
Chipping Camden, Cotswolds GL55 6AG United Kingdom
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Louise Pocock

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May 2019

Fabulous Fascinator Day

May 4
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2H, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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With Judy Bentinck

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2 Day Straw Workshop

May 9 - May 10
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. 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 onto learning trimming and…

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Felt & Straw Blocking Workshops

May 10 - May 12
Wayne Wichern (Burlingame), 1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Advanced Open Blocking

May 10
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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MILLINERY SUMMER TRIMS: FEATHERS, FLOWERS AND SINAMAY (2 days)

May 11 - May 18
Morley college, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
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11 May & 18 May What you will learn This comprehensive course is ideal for anyone who wants to focus on the attention to detail that will make any millinery project unique. Using couture methods and professional tools you will learn a variety of different techniques to form flowers, shape feathers, create sinamay trims and produce your own reference work of samples, notes and handouts. This course is suitable for anyone new to millinery but good hand sewing skills are…

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Dior Brims from Buntal Mats

May 11
Louise Macdonald, Room 3, 8th floor, 37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Create a structured "Dior" style brimmed hat from a buntal mat without the use of blocks. When you first venture into the world of millinery, compiling a collection of good blocks happens over time. In the absence of an extensive block collection, the ability to make and create a diverse range of hat shapes is a bonus. In this one-day workshop you will learn techniques that enable you to create a hat with structured large down turned brim without blocks,…

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Vintage Millinery Workshop

May 13 - May 17
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2H, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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With Judy Bentinck, London

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Yards of Fun Workshop

May 16 - May 18
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Maybe you’ve been wondering what the difference is between Pinokpok and Jinsin. And abaca? And Sinamay? And what in the world is Paris net? Take advantage of this 3 day class and get to know all about these beautiful materials. While they all come on a bolt, they have as many differences as they do similarities. Find out how they block (and IF they block!), how they roll and how they drape. This is a wonderful way to get to…

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2 Day Straw Workshop

May 16 - May 17
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Straw Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate sinamay straw. 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 onto learning trimming and…

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Abaca Silk

May 18
Pierre & Pierre Millinery Supplies The Hague, Netherlands + Google Map

Tutor: Joke Velema

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Structured Hats with Buntal Mats

May 18 - May 19
Hatters Millinery Supplies, 128 Victoria Road
Rozelle, NSW 2039 Australia
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Create two different hats from buntal mats without the use of blocks. When you first venture into the world of millinery, compiling a collection of good blocks happens over time. In the absence of an extensive block collection, the ability to make and create a diverse range of hat shapes is a bonus. In this workshop you will learn techniques that enable you to create two shapes ready for trimming, giving you skills to create your own unique shapes.

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