Tag Archives: buntal

Jinsin / Buntal with Catherine Ellen

Prize winning Australian milliner Catherine Ellen will share her knowledge and experience and give you the skills and techniques to achieve the winning combination. Five full days to immerse yourself in the tricks, tips and techniques for using Jinsin/Buntal in your millinery. You will learn how to cut, twist, bend, shape, pleat, fold etc. You […]

Everything Buntal!

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 […]


Learn expert tips and techniques for working with the springy fibre and loosely woven construction of these hard working and versatile straws. Exercise your creativity and designers eye as you create your own one off hand sculpted creation! Perfect the art of finishing the edges neatly and professionally. You will be amazed how quickly you can […]

Sculpt Jinsin Straw

I’ll be sharing my techniques on how to sculpt Jinsin Straw, also called Buntal, into fun and eye-catching Sun Hats (or fascinators) on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 9-12 and Sunday, February 25th from 10-1. Tutor: Jasmin Zorlu