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PROFESSIONAL HAT MAKING: STRAW AND SINAMAY

Weekly What you will learn For high fashion or everyday hats, this course will introduce you to professional hat making from straw and sinamay. Materials made from plant fibres have been used to make hats for many thousands of years and the techniques used to create beautiful shapes are relatively simple to learn. This course […]

Hand-Dyed Sinamay Fascinator Class

The weekend class sold out so we added a second session! Meeting Monday, October 15th & Tuesday, October 16th 10 am – 4 pm. TWO SPOTS OPEN! In this two-day, 10 hour workshop, students will dye, block and design with sinamay straw, creating a  fabulous fascinator with hand-dyed materials and unique trims. First, we will cover the […]

Free Form Sculpting 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 […]

Sinamay masterclass with Jaycow

During this full day workshop Jaycow will take you through working with sinamay from the very beginning. You will learn to drape a hat from sinamay as well as many trimming techniques. You’ll finish the class with a finished hat and a pocket full of design inspiration. Basic sewing skills and a creative eye are […]

Sinamay Trimming Class with Jaycow

During this half day workshop Jaycow will take you through an introduction to working with sinamay. You will learn to sculpt a variety of strikingly effective from sinamay. You’ll finish the class with a striking headband and a pocket full of design inspiration. Basic sewing skills and a creative eye are a must. All materials […]

Hand-Dyed Sinamay Fascinator Class

In this two-day, 10 hour workshop, students will dye, block and design with sinamay straw, creating a  fabulous fascinator with hand-dyed materials and unique trims. First, we will cover the basics of color and fiber-reactive dye, then experiment with dyeing sinamay yardage. Students can play with ombre or resist techniques.* After our dyeing time, students will shape fascinator […]