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February 2021

Virtual Blocking Leather Pillboxes

February 26
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom

Online Class with Jenny Roberts This course is aimed at: Those wanting to learn how to block using leather with a foundation of fosshape, perfect for beginners. The course will involve: Step by Step tuition on blocking a button shaped percher in leather Step by Step tuition on blocking a button shape foundation in fosshape How to get your fosshape percher off the block How to wire the inside of your percher How to fix the leather onto your block How…

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March 2021

1950’s Straw Braid Hat

March 1 - March 19
Online Tracy Chaplin

3rd, 16th, 19th March During this online workshop Tracy will show you how to recreate this vintage “1950’s Straw Braid Hat” using traditional and modern millinery techniques. Whilst guiding you through the process Tracy will give you clear instructions and will clearly demonstrate each technique. You will then repeat the process with her guidance. Guest tutor Veronica Main MBE will join us to share her expertise and knowledge and will start the Masterclass with an informative discussion about straw braid.…

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Fabric Flower Making – ONLINE

March 3
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2L, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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Tutor: Judy Bentinck

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Virtual Fabric Pleated Pillbox Hat

March 4
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom

Online Class with Jenny Roberts This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their knowledge of millinery techniques and create headpieces using any fabrics. 10% off all courses (except module courses) with the offer code XMAS10 - expires 31.12.2020

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Virtual Silk Abaca Turban Headband

March 4
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom

Online Class with Jenny Roberts This course is aimed at: Those wanting to make a light versatile turban headband in this exciting fabric. 10% off all courses (except module courses) with the offer code XMAS10 - expires 31.12.2020

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Online Freeform Sinamay Techniques with Tracy Chaplin

March 8 - March 12
Online Virtual Class

Learn how to sculpt and manipulate Sinamay to create individual and innovative designs. Date: March 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th. Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm GMT each day with email support and video links. Price: £295

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Cabochon Rose Hat – ONLINE

March 10
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2L, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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Virtual Silk Abaca Chrysanthemum

March 12
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom

Online Class with Jenny Roberts This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their flower making skills.  This course is suitable for all levels The course will involve: How to manipulate the silk into petals How to put petals together to form the flowers and create the centre of the flower 10% off all courses (except module courses) with the offer code XMAS10 - expires 31.12.2020

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Making Spring Flowers

March 21 - March 24
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Make beautiful silk spring flowers, including narcissi, anemones and snowdrops. Learn lots of flower making techniques and experiment with traditional heated tools to manipulate silks and velvets to shape the petals. The aim of this course is to learn about millinery of silk flowers from observation of flowers and to interpret them using silk, velvet, paper clay, and wire. You will learn many techniques of millinery silk flower-making using a mixture of traditional French and Japanese Somebana heated tools. You…

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Sinamay Twist Headband – Online

March 27
MilliStarr Online

In this 3.5 hour class, students will learn how to work with sinamay straw on the bias, roll its edges for a fray-free finish, and drape and twist it over a simple hat block to create a stylish headband. Several draping techniques will be demonstrated including basic twist, sailors knot and braid. This turban-inspired headband was a Milli Starr best-seller for years and Laura is excited to finally share the technique in an asynchronous online format. Students will find this a…

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FREE Introduction to Jinsin – Zoom

March 29
Online Essential Hat

Description If, like me, when I was first introduced to Jinsin, you might be a little apprehensive (to say the least) about how to handle it, let alone make hats with it! This session will take you through some of the fears and hopefully help you overcome them. How much should I order? What is all this fraying? The fibres are falling out - is that a waste? Do I cut it? How do I stitch it? Can I use…

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April 2021

Online Buntal Mats and Straw Cloth with Tracy Chaplin

April 8
Online Virtual Class

During this taster workshop, you will learn the following techniques: Preparing, blocking and sculpting with Buntal mats and Straw cloth. Blocking flat Buntal mats to create 3D hats. How to wire and trim with other options for finishing your brim edge. How to block straw cloth and create sculptural brims. This workshop is for all skill levels. It will provide you with a foundation to further develop these techniques in your own time. Date: 8th April Time: 4.00pm - 6.30pm…

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Millinery Masterclass – Italian Mesh Headdresses

April 10 - April 11
EUR285

Would you like to learn how to create your very own headpieces, fascinators… transforming them into unique jewel headdresses for an upcoming event? …or perhaps you’re passionate about hats, fascinators, headdresses and would like to start learning more about the art of millinery! The course is suitable for beginners who want to start out in the art of millinery, for people who want to make headdresses for an upcoming event or professionals in millinery and fashion who would like to…

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Crin Designing and Sealing – demonstration

April 10
British School of Millinery ONLINE United Kingdom

Online Demonstration via Zoom. Saturday 10th April 2021. 9am - 1pm GBP and repeated at 3pm - 5pm GMT    This two-hour demonstration is designed to make you fall back in love with crinoline. Demonstration leader, Denise Innes-Spencer, has had a fraught relationship with this fabric in the past but, after working closely with designers who love this fabric, she has learned to love it too. This course shares the love for crin by teaching new ways of working and using a historic fabric to make cutting-edge…

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2 day Felt workshop

April 12 - April 13
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. 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…

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Jinsin Headwrap – Zoom

April 12
Online Essential Hat

Our most basic lesson includes how to shape Jinsin so that it fits the shape of the head. Also, how (and how far) you can "bend" the fibres without them snapping, and how you stitch by machine and by hand. Very basic skills to build your confidence and understanding. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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Millinery Wire Headbands & Supports – Online

April 12
MilliStarr Online

By request! In this 3 hr mini class, students will learn how to measure and shape millinery wire to create headbands and supports for smaller millinery designs. They will create four styles ~ Headband, Figure 8, Claw and Prongs ~ and understand how to customize them to fit clients. These four styles can be used to securely and comfortably attach a variety of headwear including fascinators, halo crowns, tilt hats and saucer hats. Students will be shown examples of how to tint or cover the wire supports as…

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Online Buntal Mats and Straw Cloth with Tracy Chaplin

April 12
Online Virtual Class

During this taster workshop, you will learn the following techniques: Preparing, blocking and sculpting with Buntal mats and Straw cloth. Blocking flat Buntal mats to create 3D hats. How to wire and trim with other options for finishing your brim edge. How to block straw cloth and create sculptural brims. This workshop is for all skill levels. It will provide you with a foundation to further develop these techniques in your own time. Date: 12th April Time: 9.00am - 11.30am…

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Straw Workshop

April 14 - April 15
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW 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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Working with Crinoline

April 16
Elena Shvab, Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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Crinoline is one of the most popular and versatile modern materials so much loved by milliners for its light yet firm and graceful, floating-like appearance. This course is designed to let you discover tricks and techniques of shaping and manipulating crinoline to mount it on hats or to create trimming pieces and decors. You will learn how to work with this fascinating material to create eye-catching designs and give a unique personality to your headwear. - Learn properties of the…

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