FELT HATMAKING WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS
March 16 - March 17
DATE : Sat 16th and Sun 17th March 2024
Studio hatmaking workshop – Edinburgh
Saturday 10am until 3.30/4.00pm, and Sunday 10am until 4.00/4.30pm.
This course is an introduction to the art of millinery, this a 2-DAY COURSE and runs over a Saturday and Sunday.
Learn how to design and create your own made-to-measure woolfelt hat :– steaming, stitching and wiring, and then trim it and wear it!
You can choose from a large selection of styles to make: you could make yourself a small brimless hat such as a smartie, pillbox or perching hat, or maybe a brimmed hat such as fedora, trilby, or a cloche etc….
There will be enough time to make a brimless hat with an elaborate trimming, or a brimmed hat with a simple hatband/trim.
*No experience required, but you will need some basic hand sewing skills ( running stitch, back stitch, slip stitch).
*If you have a weakness or impairment in the hands, wrists and/or arms you will probably find this workshop physically challenging – please ask for further information if this applies to you.
INCLUDED (tuition, materials and use of equipment):
Cost includes tuition and use of equipment, a woolfelt in a colour of your choice, wire, and petersham ribbon in the colour/s of your choice for the headfitting.
Brimless hats include feathers to incorporate into a trimming, for brimmed hats peterhsam ribbon is included to make a simple hatband to complete your hat. You don’t need to bring anything!
ALSO INCLUDED (refreshments):
Activities are fuelled by a selection of teas/coffee, biscuits and cereal bars, which are freely available throughout both days.
* Please bring your lunch with you.
* Feel free to bring along any fabrics or trimmings you may want to use, or you can purchase trimmings/feathers at the workshop.
* Feel free to bring any additional snacks with you.
** Your woolfelt will be ordered especially for you in advance of the workshop – so have a look at the woolfelt colour chart to choose the colour you want and write the colour in the NOTES box.
Colours marked with ** are not available for this course.