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Fabric Covered Hats with Sarah Lomax
April 21 - April 24
Millinery is a large subject area, and the course will begin on the first evening with an introduction and an explanation of the variety of different materials and methods used for millinery, and when and why one might be used over the other.
Following the introduction, you will learn the skills needed to construct a hat from buckram and to cover it with your own choice of fabric. You will use a provided pattern to construct the brim and traditional blocking methods to form the crown. Methods you will be taught have been specifically chosen to highlight what can be achieved with little or no specialised equipment and to inspire further independent practice of the craft.
Over the three days, you will be guided through the processes of the set project. Explanations, demonstrations and technical advice will be given both as a group and on an individual one-to-one basis.
If you have existing millinery skills, you will be encouraged to explore and develop your own designs as well as your technical abilities.
You will be introduced to the techniques offered by this course while being encouraged to discuss any previous knowledge of the subject and to ask questions regarding both the course and millinery in general.