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SINAMAY SENSATIONS – HAT EXPERIMENTS

Experiment with one of millinery’s most used materials—flat straw sinamay.  Learn about the qualities of sinamay, how it behaves when blocked or free-styled, how to easily dye and stencil your straw, and how to create dimensional color and texture through sandwiching layers of material. You will prepare your sinamay then block it over a hat […]

STRAW/FELT CLOCHES WITH RIBBON COCKADES

With Jan Wutkowski Straw/Felt Cloches with Ribbon Cockades—The cloche hat has been around since the 1920’s and seems to always be a shape women love to wear.  This class will teach several ways of making a cloche, ala The Great Gatsby, from luscious felt or sumptuous straw. Learn numerous techniques for making beautiful ribbon trims […]