Tutor: Waltraud Reiner, Hatmobile
1 day class with some quick and easy ways to block leather bases and some great trims, LEATHER FEATHERS and NO TOOLS LEATHER FLOWERS!
My trademark technique! Experiment with pattern using this beautiful material. Recreate the stiffened guipure lace hats of the fifties, using contemporary techniques. Great for races, bridal or evening.
Buntal mats are a fabulous addition to any milliner’s repertoire! Strong and pliable, with a nice silky sheen, these woven straw discs are available locally in a wide range of colours and patterns. Learn lots of professional tips and tricks for sculpting, shaping and draping this versatile and attractive material.
Learn the basics of feather work; types and varieties of feathers, cutting, stripping and curling. Prepare a pile of beautiful manicured feathers, then fashion into a gravity-defying headpiece using wire and other tricks!
Jinsin is a wonderfully firm but pliable millinery material that forms beautiful pleats, folds and gathers. It looks fantastic frayed and makes up into dramatic sculptural headpieces.
*Beginners! This class is a great introduction to millinery! Yes it’s everywhere! But sinamay is also cheap and versatile. Learn valuable techniques for making this material look classy. Produce a cocktail hat, a blocked pillbox or brimmed piece, plus lots of exciting trims!
In this creative one day workshop, make your own high fashion headband or lace sculpture using lace motifs and possibly some crystals.