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It’s Sinamazing! Workshop

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 […]

TECHNIQUES WITH SINAMAY

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 […]

DIAGONAL SINAMAY DELIGHT – SINAMAY CROWN WITH BIAS BASKET-WEAVE BRIM

In this 2 day workshop, you will learn the ultimate properties of Bias Cut Sinamay and parisisal straws and how far it can take you. In addition to learning about and blocking the tall crown with Sinamay on the bias, you will learn every step of creating a light and airy Bias-cut brim on one […]

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SINAMAY MANIPULATION 1 – BIAS SWIRLED SINAMAY HAT

Focus will be on creating a SINAMAY BASE & SWIRL by following traditional Millinery techniques. You will learn how to measure, cut and design your headpiece making various design features such as swirls, curls using Sinamay. You will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple!

SINAMAY MANIPULATION 2- SINAMATION© SWIRLED FREE-FORM DISK

Focus will be on creating a free form sinamay disk by following Lina’s techniques, then you will learn about SINAMATION© -PERSONALISING YOUR SINAMAY and how to make various design features such as swirls, curls, fans and more using Sinamay and finally you will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple! […]

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SINAMAY MANIPULATION 3- PLEATED SINAMATION©

Focus will be on learning about Lina Stein unique method of Pleated Sinamation© How to make various manipulations/design features such as swirls, curls, fans and more using Sinamay and finally you will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple! All pieces are finished with elastic, band or comb then lined […]

BEGINNERS SINAMAY PERCHER HAT – TAKE ME TO THE RACES!!

Learn the methods required to start you journey into hat making. Lina will share with you the step by step procedure of blocking Sinamay on a wooden percher/button block and finishing it to a professional level. You will learn a variety of stylish and elegant trimming techniques and proceed to finish your hat with Lina’s […]

Masterclass with Bridget Bailey

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 […]

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 […]

MASTERPIECES OF MILLINERY FUSION – COUTURE MILLINERY AT ITS FINEST

This 4 day Masterclass is suitable to those with intermediate/advanced skills who wish to learn the technique of fusing 3-4 areas of millinery in one show stopping creation and one unique wire-framed headpiece. Challenge your mind and join in as Lina takes you on a journey into the nearly architectural side of hat making! Suitable […]

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