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June 2018

PLEATING TECHNIQUES

June 23 - June 30
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 23-30 June 2018 Teacher: BRIDGET BAILEY Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/106/ Milliner Bridget Bailey returns to Chateau Dumas in 2018 to teach specialist pleating techniques and how it can be applied to millinery. You’ll make two pleated headpieces during the week as well as a collection of samples and explore the ways fabrics can be transformed by pleating.  You’ll begin with simple techniques using different materials and build up to more complex constructions as the…

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A Hat in a Day- Get to know PinokPok!

June 23
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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Chances are you have worked with Sinamay. But have you had a chance to meet her close friend Pinok Pok? This delightful material has the drape of Abaca without the strong grain. The effect is a lux, linen like feel. And the colors are as rich as the texture. This gorgeous straw is sold by the yard and is ideal for dramatic draping and freeform. You will be amazed by what you can achieve! Students will receive one yard of…

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Everything Leather!

June 23 - June 24
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Blocking and Sculpting Leather (suitable for beginners) Learn all the basics of how to block leather over a hatblock with a suitable foundation and lining and get a flawless finish. We will also create a sculpted piece, free shaping the leather into beautiful folds and pleats over a base. Class available 10am-4pm Saturday 23 June 2018. Cost $180 per student (or $320 for both days) Make A Headpiece with Leather Feathers or Trims! (suitable for beginners) Create some amazing trims... feathers and leaves of leather you…

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Blocking straw into a Derby hat

June 23 - June 24
Forme Millinery Hat Shop, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #122-A
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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Making a fascinator from horsehair

June 23
Forme Millinery Hat Shop, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #122-A
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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Silk English Rose

June 25
PresentPerfect Creations Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Level: suitable for improvers and advanced makers Join us for a day workshop and learn the secrets of creating a silk rose inspired by the blooms found in English gardens. Its distinctive rosette shape makes this English rose very attractive and at the same time difficult to make. Take home a beautiful silk rose accessory that you make in a day completely from scratch. What you’ll learn in this workshop: ❀ painting silk and velvet with silk dyes ❀ backing…

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July 2018

Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

July 2 - July 7
Tracy Chaplin, Route de Martres
Alan, 31420 France
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"Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" 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…

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ADVANCED Leather Rose Spray

July 2
PresentPerfect Creations Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Level: advanced*** What you’ll learn in this workshop: ❀ making the stiffening solution for leather flowers ❀ stiffening and shaping petals and calyxes by hand ❀ backing leather leaves with fabric ❀ using a pair of tweezers for shaping rose petals in several ways ❀ shaping petals and leaves with millinery tools ❀ assembling the roses in different sizes and putting them together into a corsage Price £110 pp including all the materials, the use of tools, tea/coffee and a light lunch Book at https://presentperfectcreations.com/product/leather-rose-spray-workshop/ ***PLEASE NOTE…

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MILLINERY PERFECTION: ADVANCED

July 7 - July 14
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: DILLON WALLWORK Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/107/ Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2018 for the ninth year running. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon will lead a workshop aimed at competent milliners who are looking to take their skills to the highest level. You'll learn advanced techniques for creating different foundations and working with sinamay and you’ll refine your skills for…

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STITCHED STRAW BONNETS

July 7 - July 14
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: JANE SMITH Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse,  FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website: www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/108/ Jane Smith’s career spans more than 40 years in film and theatre and she has developed  an unrivalled knowledge of hat construction and an enviable array of millinery skills. Jane has a particular skill for working with straw braid and in this workshop you’ll choose to create either a contemporary straw hat of your own design (using a pattern or hand-moulded) or an authentic…

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Silk Dandelion Clock workshop

July 9
PresentPerfect Creations Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Level: suitable for beginners and improvers Is this 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 impress everyone you know! What you’ll learn in this workshop: ❀ painting fabrics with silk dyes ❀ making the stem for the dandelion clock ❀ making the foliage and shaping it with millinery tools ❀ making the dandelion clock from scratch ❀ assembling the dandelion clock and the foliage into a wearable piece of…

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Block Your Socks Off!

July 12 - July 14
Judith M, 104 S Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761 United States
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If we have learned anything about instructor Laura Hubka over the years, it is that she is passionate about the art of blocking a hat. So, we are letting her have at it by offering this new Three Day Blocking Bootcamp here at Judith M. This class is geared towards those with blocking experience who are looking to build on their skills. Are you feeling a little rusty? This is the perfect class to shake the dust off. We will…

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Sweet Peas

July 14
Anne Tomlin, 1 Woodsland Close
Hassocks, BN6 8HF
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A day to explore the structure of a sweet pea and its myriad of colours. You will spend time experimenting with silk dyes to capture the colours and essence of sweet peas. I will offer plenty of guidance and tips on how to achieve the delicacy of these beautiful flowers and at the end of the day you will take away a few finished flowers and plenty of knowledge and skills to make more at home.

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Everything Buntal!

July 14 - July 15
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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Sculpted Buntal Straw Hats! (suitable for beginners) You’ll be amazed what you can achieve with some creative free shaping with these versatile buntal straws! Learn how to achieve a professional finish, and attach securely to your head. Instant hat for the races 😉 Class available 12noon-4pm Saturday 14 July 2018. Cost $120 per student (or $270 for both days). Blocking with Buntal Mats (suitable for beginners) The springy and pliable fibres of straw buntal mats means they are quickly and easily blocked! Create a fashionable boater…

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Blocking wool into a hat

July 14 - July 15
Forme Millinery Hat Shop, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #122-A
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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Flowering feathers

July 14
Forme Millinery Hat Shop, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #122-A
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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BEGINNER Leather Rose

July 16
PresentPerfect Creations Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Level: suitable for beginners and improvers ❀ making the stiffening solution for leather flowers ❀ stiffening and shaping petals and calyxes by hand ❀ making leather foliage ❀ using  a pair of tweezers for shaping rose petals ❀ shaping petals and leaves with millinery tools ❀ assembling the rose ❀ making a brooch and finishing it with a brooch pin Price £110 pp including all the materials, the use of tools, tea/coffee and a light lunch   Book at  https://presentperfectcreations.com/product/beginner-leather-rose-workshop/  

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Create a Freeform Sinamay Hat

July 17
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2Q, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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With Judy Bentinck

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Fedora and Bowler Workshop

July 19 - July 20
Deanna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street
San Fransisco, CA 94110 United States
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“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this workshop students will learn to block a felt into a classic fedora or bowler shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method to create the crown shape of choice.

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Flower Making

July 20
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2Q, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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With Judy Bentinck

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