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 free form sculpting: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, […]
Understanding the bias weave and how it can be manipulated to create 3D shapes is one of the keys to using traditional millinery materials. In this weekend workshop you will come with a pre blocked base and make several trims including a double-sided sculpted trim. You will also be shown how to create a sinamay […]
Learn clever tricks and techniques for manipulating sinamay into some beautifully effective leaves, flowers, bows, curls, and sculpted headpieces. Arrange on a hat, base or headband for a stunning Spring piece! Get the most out of this versatile and inexpensive millinery material…
My classic beginners class! You will learn ALL the millinery basics, including blocking, wiring, finishing, a simple trim. Block and trim (decorate) a small hat to take home! Or attempt a bigger, more complex shape, and trim the next day!
What rolls, drapes, blocks and dyes? Comes in both prints and solids? And never leaves you wasting an inch? Meet Sinamay! This charming chameleon of the straw world is so much more then you see on the bolt. Layer it and the colors deepen. Insert in those layers and watch your own patterns appear. And […]
Milliner and artist Bridget Bailey’s work combines art with exquisite and original making. She brings a brings a wealth of experience and innovative techniques to this workshop which covers techniques for working with sinamay. She’s known for her immaculate rolling techniques, the perfect points that don’t fray and beautiful smooth curves. You’ll practice and perfect your […]
The Cotswold School of Arts and Crafts is pleased to welcome Bridget Bailey for a two day masterclass in sinamay techniques. Bridget will be teaching her own trademark techniques in dyeing sinamay, rolling edges and creating a range of beautiful leaves, flowers and feathers. The techniques covered will be: Hand colouring sinamay. Hand rolling, wiring […]
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 […]
A sinamay brim extension is a light and delicate way to extend or finish a brim. Learn this technique with Louise Macdonald to complete a parisisal straw hat with a brim. Suitable for intermediate or advanced millinery students.
with Judy Bentinck