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Versatile Wire Frames Workshop

The creation of wireframes may be the most versatile of all millinery techniques.  Crafted of millinery wire covered with fabric or wrapped with a variety of materials, they can be the basis of everything from traditional transparent hats to avant-garde masterpieces.  Wire cutters, pliers and basic sewing notions are the only tools needed to create […]

Japanese Silk Flower Masterclass

WITH GALINA KOFOD In this workshop, students will learn a famous Japanese flower making technique known as Somebana. The flowers make using this technique look much more realistic than flowers made with the traditional French flower making technique. Participants will go through all the stages of the process of creating flowers from the silk. This […]

Leather Flower Masterclass

WITH GALINA KOFOD Participants will go through all the stages of the process of creating flowers from leather. This will include the preparation of materials, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. Students will learn how to work with a wide range of Japanese style flower making tools. The students will learn in detail how to […]

Leather flower taster class

WITH GALINA KOFOD Participants will go through all the stages of the process of creating flowers from the leather. This will include the preparation of materials, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. Students will get familiar with how to work with Japanese style flower making tools. The students will learn in detail how to make […]

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 […]

Newsboy Cap

By request ~ a workshop for the classic Newsboy Cap. This class is a fantastic introduction to the methods used to pattern, cut and sew fabric hats. It resembles garment construction much more than blocking. Students will choose from patterns for an 8 pc newsboy cap, make any needed alterations for fit, then cut, mark, machine stitch […]

Straw Fedora and Boater

“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this 2-day workshop students will learn to block a straw hat into a classic fedora or boater shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method. Exploring many options for traditional trimming, students will learn to finish their hat with […]

By-Request Weekend

“The first to sign up chooses the class!” Be the first to sign up and create a special workshop suited to your interests. Look at past workshops and let me know what type of hat making you are interested in. Once we finalize the details, I will send out another workshop announcement to the student list or if you have a […]

Velour Felt & Vintage Puzzle Blocks

In this nine hour, 2 day class, you will learn how to make a beautiful velour felt vintage-style hat, working with wooden puzzle blocks from my personal collection. Students will use a steamer and ropes to shape the hat body over a carved form that is specially designed to separate into 4-5 sections for removal of the […]

Fedora and Bowler

“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this 2-day 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. Exploring many options for trimming, students will learn […]