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Thermoplastic Pillbox and Trims

This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore Thermoplastic Materials and to understand their capabilities within millinery The course will involve: Learning how block using Thermoplastics Learning how to create molded flowers using this medium Learning how to create fabric, leather trims using Thermoplastics You will leave with: Knowledge of the different Thermoplastic materials and […]

Free Form Sculpting 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 free form sculpting: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, […]

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Beginners Millinery / Sinamay Pillbox Hat

(2 days)  £195 (inc all materials) – Level: Beginners This course is aimed at: Beginners who want to learn the art of blocking and trimming cocktails hats. The course will involve: A comprehensive overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles. Practical application of blocking a pillbox percher on a wooden block. A series of sinamay trims […]

Painted Silk Abaca Flower and Headband

This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore flower painting on silk albaca and creating an innovative headband using this fabric which lends itself to gathers and curves The course will involve: Learning how to create flowers from Silk Albaca and to paint the petals to give a natural effect. Creating a headband using […]

Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored

Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored This course is aimed at: Those who want to explore working with Jinsin and silk Abaca. The course will involve: Exploring and experimenting with Jinsin, a material renowned for its sculptural quality. It creates incredible shapes when curved and flexed. The fabric can be stripped away to create a wild […]

Silk & Fabric Flower Making

Silk and Fabric Flower Making (2 day) £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those who have always wanted to make detailed fabric flowers to adorn hats, headpieces, bridal designs or corsages. The course will involve: Working with a range of silks/fabrics in different compositions and discussion on the pros and cons of […]