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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 […]

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 […]

Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

“Free Form Blocking Techniques 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 […]

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Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw” with Tracy Chaplin

“Free Form Blocking Techniques 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 […]

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Free Form Blocking Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

“Free Form Blocking Techniques 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 […]

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Parasisal Straw from Block to Finish

In this two-day workshop, students will make a brimmed hat of parasisal straw, a popular handwoven straw of agave fibers with a lovely sheen and a 2×2 weave. You will choose a crown and brim from my wooden hat block collection, then use steam to shape the straw over the forms. Once dry, students will sew in […]

Summery Straws & Beginners!

4 days of summer straw fun including 2 *EVENING* classes… DIY Summer Straw hat, Strawcloth Turban Wrap, Sculpted Buntal Straws, or learn all the millinery basics with versatile sinamay strawcloth in our ever popular *BEGINNERS* Introduction to Sinamay class…