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Metallic Foil in Millinery

February 28, 2020

A combination of traditional couture millinery and experimental trimming techniques, this workshop brings a new creative approach in hat decoration. Elena Shvab will teach you how to manipulate decorative metallic foil in order to create a standout couture hat decors and trimmings that can be mounted onto your fedora, trilby, headband, comb, etc.

During this one day workshop, you will be guided through different creative ways od foil application and learn how to decorate a variety of surfaces such as felts, straws, fabrics, veils. You will experiment with numerous techniques such as foil pattern making, creating artistic “drawing effect”, foil-covered hat bands, feathers, veils and more. You will gain new invaluable technical skills and will also learn a creative and experimental way of thinking. Non-traditional millinery materials and new ways of using them might change the way we see millinery today.

All materials will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your choice of fabrics/felts/straws you would like to experiment with. This course is suitable for all levels: from absolute beginners to experienced milliners.


February 28, 2020
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Elena Shvab
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Elena Shvab
Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road
London, SE1 6AW United Kingdom
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