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ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

“Design the perfect felt or straw hat for your wardrobe” This workshop offers the opportunity to make a hat by either hand draped or blocked method, in either felt or straw. Jumping off from skills gained in prior workshops students will come to the workshop with a design in mind that they would like to […]

FELT DRAPING

“Make the free-form felt hat of your dreams” Learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a soft draped felt hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a basic head shaped block, students will learn to make a small or large brimmed hat of their own design and a variety of techniques for […]

STRAW DRAPING

“Make the free-form straw hat of your dreams” Learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a draped straw hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a basic head shaped block, students will learn to make a small or large brimmed hat of their own design from parisisal straw.

LITTLE BLACK HAT

“Make a hand blocked felt or straw hat” This workshop will be a fast moving two-day introduction to the world of millinery.  Students will learn to hand block a mini to medium size self-trimmed hat and how to manipulate the materials using blocking, draping, cutting and wiring techniques.

Fedora and Bowler Workshop

“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this workshop students will learn to block a felt into a classic fedora or bowler shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method to create the crown shape of choice.