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Fabulous Felt

Blocking felt is a fundamental millinery skill, but the wonders of this material don’t end there. Felt can be used to create trims, textures and intricate details in order to make hats that are far from the ordinary. In this three-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide students through the wide range of possibilities in […]

Cocktail or Bridal Hat Class – VIRTUAL

October 12-December 14 This 8-week course at San Diego Mesa College will be taught on-line. (Asynchronously) and will include instruction for beginning to advance level students.  The class will cover designing the hat using art elements such as colour & shape and will explore working with different facial shapes.  In addition, there will be instruction […]

Block Your Socks Off!

If we have learned anything about instructor Laura Hubka over the years, it is that she is passionate about the art of blocking a hat. So, we are letting her have at it by offering this Three Day Blocking Bootcamp here at Judith M. This class is geared towards those with blocking experience who are […]

Dynamic Draping Workshop

I think by now, everyone knows of Ms. Hubka’s love of free-forming Sinamay. But did you know that traditional Millinery hoods and capelines can be draped as well? Wool felt, Velours, Parasisols, even Toyos! The amount of draping each piece gets is entirely up to you. We can fabulously freeform the entire design, or incorporate […]

Yards of Fun Workshop

Maybe you’ve been wondering what the difference is between Pinokpok and Jinsin. And abaca? And Sinamay? And what in the world is Paris net? Take advantage of this 3 day class and get to know all about these beautiful materials. While they all come on a bolt, they have as many differences as they do […]

Perchers & Platters Workshop

Perchers and Platters are the darlings of the Millinery world, but what exactly are they? These architectural marvels are at once vintage inspired and deliciously modern. Seen on the Royals as often as at the Races, these designs hold incredible detail…and sometimes seemingly impossible angles! Learn how to create pieces that hold their placement with […]

Couture Leather Blocking Workshop

The magically seamless shapes of blocked leather offer exquisitely smooth, sculptural hats, which also serve as elegant bases for embellishments. These traditional techniques for blocking light-weight leathers were passed down by an artist/milliner from the Balenciaga Fashion House in Paris. Combined with tips and variations Eia has developed over three decades while working with headsize […]

Silk Abaca Halos & Headbands with Jane Stoddart

In this class you will learn how to handle beautiful lustrous silk abaca! We will plan, cut, and finish pieces then form them into a striking and beautiful woven or knotted halo which will be stitched onto a hand bound headband. Simple, chic, and so effective! Basic sewing skills required – All Materials included

Leather Feathers Headpiece with Jane Stoddart

Combine one of millinery’s favorite motifs, the feather, with the millinery material of the moment, leather! In this class you will create or copy a pattern for a feather, in leather, which you will then wire and hand cut. Experiment with complementary textures and colors with your leathers. Learn how to shape and sculpt your […]

Leather & Silk Flowers

Tutor: Galina Kofod Students will go through all the stages of creating flowers from silk and leather. This will include the preparation of materials, dying them, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. In this workshop, the students will have the opportunity to learn a famous Japanese flower making technique, Somebana. This enables the students to individualize each and every flower. […]