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May 2020

SILK PAINTED FLOWERS

May 12 - May 13
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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NEW Silk Painted Flowers (2 day) –  £195 (inc all materials) – Level: All To see more photos of our students work on this course, please link to the following facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/jrmillineryschool/photos/?tab=album&album_id=410456932973786 This course is aimed at: Those wanting to take their flower making to the next level by learning how to paint silk for petals and leaves using a variety of techniques. The course will involve: Cutting. Painting and shaping silk into life like rose petals and leaves Assembling techniques…

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Thermoplastic Pillbox and Trims

May 14 - May 15
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 Thermoplastic Materials and to understand their capabilities within millinery The course will involve: Learning how block using Thermoplastics Learning how to create molded flowers using this medium Learning how to create fabric, leather trims using Thermoplastics You will leave with: Knowledge of the different Thermoplastic materials and their capabilities A finished design using your new found skills

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Couture Leather Blocking Workshop

May 14 - May 16
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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The magically seamless shapes of blocked leather offer exquisitely smooth, sculptural hats, which also serve as elegant bases for embellishments. These traditional techniques for blocking light-weight leathers were passed down by an artist/milliner from the Balenciaga Fashion House in Paris. Combined with tips and variations Eia has developed over three decades while working with headsize allowances, using alternative under-blocking materials and creating complex blocked crowns and brims in leather. In this 3-day workshop, 1-3 blocked leather pieces will be completed;…

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Felt Fedora

May 15 - May 16
MilliStarr Austin, TX United States + Google Map

In this 7.5 hour class, you will learn how to make a classic fedora, working with a dress weight fur felt and using millinery blocking techniques. Students will use a steamer and iron to shape the fur felt hat body over a domed crown block then press a flat brim. 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.…

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Freeform Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

May 18 - May 22
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Residential Millinery Course in France 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 without the use of hat blocks.  

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June 2020

COUTURE MILLINERY MARATHON… 3 CONCEPTS/5 DAYS – AN INTENSE MILLINERY INRODUCTION

June 3 - June 7
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Are you are interested in Millinery as a profession or simply want to completely immerse yourself in the world of hats? Then this intense 3/5 Day Workshop is for you! 2/3 areas of millinery are covered in detail. Your rollercoaster ride into the HAT world will take off with making a SINAMAY HEAD PIECE then you get more technical and expand your knowledge by designing and making a STRUCTURED SINAMAY HAT (crown and brim) that that would be suitable for…

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VINTAGE STYLED COCKTAIL HATS AND COUTURE SILK FLOWER-MAKING – WORKING WITH BUCKRAM AND FABRIC

June 4 - June 5
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Ideal for those of you already skilled in making hats and headpieces, this workshop will guide you through the process of blocking a simple yet very fashionable “Vintage styled Cocktail hat” and covering it flawlessly with a fabric. Then, under Lina guidance begin creating a complimentary silk flower and finally learning the variety of ideal ways to fix the small show-piece hat to the head (hat elastic, wire prongs, bandeau etc..) Suitable for beginners/ intermediate/advanced 16 Hours of tuition Buckram…

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Millinery Design 1 – weekly

June 5 - June 27
Austin Community College, 6101 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752 United States
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This course provides an introduction to basic millinery materials, tools and techniques, as well as common styles, design and fit guidelines. Students will design and complete 2 fascinators and 1 hat in this class, and will learn the skills necessary to make their own sinamay fascinator bases, as well as both blocked and framed buckram hats for fashion, theater and historic reproduction. Please bring lunch/snack for quick 15-minute lunch break. Tutor: Laura Del Villaggio

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SINAMAY & STRAW HATS – LARGE RACE-WEAR AND SAUCER HATS

June 6 - June 7
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Using Lina’s varied collection of old and new Millinery Blocks including ECLIPSE AND SAUCER shapes you are guaranteed to design and create a stunning hat to a professional finish. During this 2 day course we will go through the basics of Couture Millinery incl. blocking, trimming and finishing .You will discover the different materials and techniques necessary for creating your hat, and you will have the opportunity to create a trimming unique and  suitable for the occasion. Suitable for Beginners/intermed./Advanced…

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Yards of Fun Workshop

June 11 - June 13
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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Perchers & Platters Workshop

June 11 - June 13
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Perchers and Platters are the darlings of the Millinery world, but what exactly are they? These architectural marvels are at once vintage inspired and deliciously modern. Seen on the Royals as often as at the Races, these designs hold incredible detail...and sometimes seemingly impossible angles! Learn how to create pieces that hold their placement with style, comfort and stability. It’s the engineering behind the design that make these gravity defying pieces so magical. Students are welcome to use felt or…

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Velvet Lillies with Bridget Bailey

June 15 - June 16
Cotswold School of Arts & Crafts Chipping Campden, + Google Map

We are thrilled to announce that Bridget Bailey is returning to The Cotswold School of Arts and Crafts in 2020 to bring another fabiulous two day workshop creating beautiful velvet lillies using her own special techniques. This masterclass will allow you to create beautiful pieces using Bridgets stunning technique. This is a wonderful technique for embossing and wiring petals without needing expensive tools. The flowers are very sculptural and keep their shape and the techniques are very versatile. Bridget has…

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Freeform Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

June 22 - June 26
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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Residential Millinery Course in France 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 without the use of hat blocks.  

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ADVANCED SINAMAY BLOCKING & HAT MAKING

June 26 - June 27
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

To work with unusual blocks such as Saucer shapes and vintage concepts and then to create unique designs often requires a higher level of expertise. Lina Stein ADVANCED BLOCKING WORKSHOP provides just this. Learn those important skills and conquer those intricate blocks! 24 Hour tuition, Classes very small Sinamay material incl., Parisisal extra Lunch/refreshment Notes Certificate Post workshop access to tutor Topics Covered  Calculating, measuring, cutting ,blocking and sewing to achieve a seamless and beautiful finish  Wiring …

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Sinamay Pillbox Hat

June 27 - June 28
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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VINTAGE STYLED COCKTAIL HATS AND COUTURE SILK FLOWER-MAKING – WORKING WITH BUCKRAM AND FABRIC

June 27 - June 28
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Ideal for those of you already skilled in making hats and headpieces, this workshop will guide you through the process of blocking a simple yet very fashionable “Vintage styled Cocktail hat” and covering it flawlessly with a fabric. Then, under Lina guidance begin creating a complimentary silk flower and finally learning the variety of ideal ways to fix the small show-piece hat to the head (hat elastic, wire prongs, bandeau etc..) Suitable for beginners/ intermediate/advanced 16 Hours of tuition Buckram…

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JACKIE-O-PILL BOXES – SUMMER FASCINATORS & TRIMMINGS

June 28
Lina Stein Westport, Co Mayo Ireland + Google Map

Make the ultimate and fashionable Jackie-O Pill box using sinamay during this one day workshop. This class is perfect for beginners hungry to ‘get hatting’ and to make something beautiful they can wear. Let Lina Stein show you the basics of sinamay hat making: blocking, wiring, making felt trimmings and finishing the inside to perfection. Suitable for BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

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Vintage Style Headpiece

June 29 - June 30
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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July 2020

Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking

July 2 - July 3
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking 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 to size your hat. Creating samples…

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DUO WORKSHOP with CHILDREN

July 2
Nicole Baert, Kortrijksestraat 76
Kortrijk, Heule 8501 Belgium
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Last summer, it took place for the first time and it was so good... Work with your son, daughter, grandchild, to make a nice children's hat.   One adult + one child (over 6 years) come together to work and get a tour of the studio.   There is a choice of different models of children's hats for boys and girls.   Hats, materials to form the mold, dyeing and finishing .... discover together, eat lunch together ... enjoying a…

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