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COUTURE FABRIC COVERED PERCHER HATS AND SILK FLOWER-MAKING – WORKING WITH BUCKRAM AND FABRIC

Ideal for those of you already skilled in making hats and headpieces using Sinamay, this workshop will guide you through the process of blocking a simple yet very fashionable “BUTTON HAT” or “ BI-BI’S”, covering it flawlessly with a fabric, creating a complimentary silk flower and finally learning the variety of ideal ways to fix […]

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DIAGONAL SINAMAY DELIGHT – SINAMAY CROWN WITH BIAS BASKET-WEAVE BRIM

In this 2 day workshop, you will learn the ultimate properties of Bias Cut Sinamay and parisisal straws and how far it can take you. In addition to learning about and blocking the tall crown with Sinamay on the bias, you will learn every step of creating a light and airy Bias-cut brim on one […]

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WIRE WORK, CRINOLINE AND COUTURE LACES – SEDUCTION BY DAY,SEDUCTION BY NIGHT

Dive into 19th Century Millinery techniques and create a light and airy hat using Millinery wire, Crinoline and Guipure laces. The hat can be of a vintage design or very modern. It can be large or small, exotic or classical. It will have the appearance of the night sky as you fly through it with […]

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MILLINERY ORIGAMI …

Apply the traditional art of Origami to your millinery know-how and under Lina’s guidance learn to block, fold and sculpt the most amazing hats of defined lines and structure using buckram, fabric and innovative pleating techniques! Topics Covered  You will learn to block and cover your foundations simultaneously, then move onto pleating wonders!  […]

ROCK YOUR BLOCKS – BLOCK MAKING USING MODELLING CLAY AND BUCKRAM

Join the many a milliner around the world who has taken the pleasure in learning the Lina Stein Block making technique. Using Clay, your hands and a basic wooden hat block, you will learn how to put an idea into 3-D and lovingly create 2 new blocks that you will be able to use at […]

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SPECIAL 3/5 DAY COUTURE MILLINERY RETREAT… AN INTENSE MILLINERY INRODUCTION!

Are you are interested in Millinery as a profession or simply want to completely immerse yourself in the world of hats? Then this intense 3/5 Day Workshop is for you! 2/3 areas of millinery are covered in detail. Your rollercoaster ride into the HAT world will take off with making a SINAMAY HEAD PIECE then […]

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FELT HATS FOR BEGINNERS – MAKE A CLOCHE OR TRILBY OR FEDORA HAT USING FUR FELT

Make a warm/stylish fur-felt hat using high quality felt and age-old millinery methods that will be demonstrated by Lina Choose from her vast and varied collection of wooden shapes (Blocks) Trim and finish to your own style. Topics Covered  working with millinery felt  blocking the hats over wooden blocks, stiffening  working with […]

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COUTURE RACE HAT – LARGER SUMMER, RACE-WEAR AND BRIDAL HATS

Using Lina’s varied collection of old and new Millinery Blocks including ECLIPSE AND SAUCER shapes you are guaranteed to design and create a stunning hat to a professional finish. During this 2 day course we will go through the basics of Couture Millinery incl. blocking, trimming and finishing .You will discover the different materials and […]

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DIAGONAL SINAMAY DELIGHT – SINAMAY CROWN WITH BIAS BASKET-WEAVE BRIM

In this 2 day workshop, you will learn the ultimate properties of Bias Cut Sinamay and parisisal straws and how far it can take you. In addition to learning about and blocking the tall crown with Sinamay on the bias, you will learn every step of creating a light and airy Bias-cut brim on one […]

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SINAMAY MANIPULATION 1 – BIAS SWIRLED SINAMAY HAT

Focus will be on creating a SINAMAY BASE & SWIRL by following traditional Millinery techniques. You will learn how to measure, cut and design your headpiece making various design features such as swirls, curls using Sinamay. You will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple!