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Advanced Freeform Sinamay Techniques with Tracy Chaplin

April 29 - May 1

New Orleans

These advanced techniques have been developed to help you further expand your skills when working on the bias to create Freeform Sinamay hat designs.

During this workshop we will focus on new methods of design and construction using Sinamay straw.

Day 1
We will explore smaller sculptural hat designs, layering techniques and flat brims. Each part of the process will be demonstrated clearly whilst students create a hat. I will share three different designs to give you a better understanding of how the techniques can be applied.
You can copy one of my designs or create your own design variation.

You will find that the new techniques will inspire your creativity and give you a new approach to designing and constructing on the bias to create your Freeform hats.

Days 2 and 3
We will focus on crown and brim techniques giving you new skills that will enable you to create a hat with a brim sitting inside the crown. The following techniques will be covered in detail:
How to shape and manipulate a brim that will sit inside a crown. (no brim block needed)
How to size your hat brim accurately so it sits perfectly inside your crown. This will enable you to create hats of different sizes easily.
How to manipulate single and double bias brims for your hat designs when using the new techniques.
How to add a brim extension to your brim.
New methods for finishing your brim ends.
Wiring, finishing techniques and trims.

Once you have mastered these techniques you will be able to create a variety of hat styles without the need for a brim block. This is a very versatile technique that can be applied to small and large hat designs.

Materials will be available to purchase separately at the workshop  Please note that lunch can be taken locally and is not provided.

For further information and bookings please follow the link https://www.tracychaplin.co.uk/usa-may-2024


April 29
May 1
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Tracy Chaplin
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Tracy Chaplin New Orleans
420 3rd Street
Gretna, LA 70053 United States
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