Tag Archives: sinamay

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Everything Sinamay!

Introduction to Sinamay *Great for Beginners* 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! Class available 10am-4pm Saturday 11 August 2018. Cost $180 […]

Windowpane Sinamay Hat Class

In this 15-hour 2-day workshop, students will learn how to block windowpane sinamay (also known as lattice, fishnet or mesh sinamay) on the bias to create a dramatic brim. Windowpane can be difficult to work with, but I’ll demonstrate tricks for blocking and wiring this novelty material so that you can achieve beautiful results. Students will work with […]