Vintage Straw Cloth

MilliStarr Austin, TX

In this two-day, 7 hour workshop, students will learn how to work with vintage straw cloth, creating a pillbox, beret or percher style hat. I will provide an overview of various vintage millinery textiles that can be categorized as straw cloth, including knits and wovens. Students will learn how to properly build a buckram foundation prior to covering it with a […]

Felt Fedora Class

Milli Starr Studio Austin, Texas

In this 8 hour course, you will learn how to make a classic fedora, working with a western weight fur felt and using millinery blocking techniques. Students will use a steamer and iron to shape the fur felt hat body over a domed crown block, then press a flat brim. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a […]

Headdress Creation with Michelle Palmer

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

Learn to create a dramatic headpiece perfect for performance and super wearable for NYE revelers or holiday parties. In this 2 part class Michelle will take you though the construction of a dynamic structure using innovative techniques. Once you have constructed your framework you will learn to design and complete your unique and dramatic headpiece. […]

Sculpting orchids in thermoplastic with Maor Zabar

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

Join Maor Zabar for a 2 day workshop learning to use thermoplastic to sculpt incredible orchids. During this class you will learn how to make a three dimensional orchids made out of special Thermoplastic material called kobracast. We will start by learning how to make the flowers patterns, how to combine the silk with thermoplastic, […]

Felt Fedora Class

Milli Starr Studio Austin, Texas

Learn how to make a classic fedora, working with a western weight fur felt and using millinery blocking techniques. Students will use a steamer and iron to shape the fur felt hat body over a crown block, then press a flat brim. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a variety of shapes including traditional fedora […]

Felt Manipulation with Maor Zabar

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

Join Maor Zabar for a 2 day workshop learning to drape felt into original shapes and use bleaches and paints to create a truly unique piece.. In this hands on class you will explore the world of felt and create a beautifully blocked/draped hat by combining a few techniques. We will learn how to use […]

Felt Fedora Class

Milli Starr Studio Austin, Texas

Learn how to make a classic fedora, working with a western weight fur felt and using millinery blocking techniques. Students will use a steamer and iron to shape the fur felt hat body over a crown block, then press a flat brim. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a variety of shapes including traditional fedora […]

Block making

Cappelleria Bertacchi 131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC

Hat Blocks are the essential tool for every hat maker's creative process. During this workshop Adi Bertacchi, the owner of Cappelleria Bertacchi, will provide you with instructions to design your own hat block. Adi will share all his family’s secrets to make durable foam blocks. By the end of the course, you’ll have produced a […]

Block making & felt blocking workshop

Cappelleria Bertacchi 131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC

This workshop is the whole deal: from creating your own hat block to designing the hat of your dreams. All in one immersive 6-day experience! We will start with the Hat Block, the essential tool for every hat maker's creative process. Adi Bertacchi, the owner of Cappelleria Bertacchi, will provide you with instructions to design […]

Peaky Blinders Hat

Cappelleria Bertacchi 131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC

During this workshop Adi Bertacchi, the owner of Cappelleria Bertacchi, will guide you in creating your own newsboy hat, made iconic by the British period crime drama Peaky Blinders. And no, we will not add the razor blades into the peaks of our flat cap. The newsboy cap, newsie cap or baker boy hat (British) is a […]

Hat Cleaning

Cappelleria Bertacchi 131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC

Do you have a well-loved hat that needs rejuvenating after so many years of wear? Do you have a vintage hat that needs new life? Bring your damaged hat to this sustainable fashion workshop. Adi Bertacchi, the owner of Cappelleria Bertacchi, will help you to get it back in shape with step-by-step guidance and tips. […]

Hat Cleaning

Cappelleria Bertacchi 131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC

Is your hat looking dusty? Showing signs of wearing? During this workshop Adi Bertacchi, the owner of Cappelleria Bertacchi, will show you spot cleaning and steam cleaning techniques, the use of two different cleaning brushes, as well as how to properly store your hat so that it won’t get damaged. Adi will also show you […]

Blocking Straw into a Hat

Judith M 115 E Main St, LaGrange, KY

No experience needed. Make a woman’s or man’s hat. Learn from Master Milliner and Featured Milliner of the 148th Kentucky Derby Jenny Pfanenstiel, on how to make a hat from scratch using a technique that dates back over 100 years.  You will understand the uses of the different hat blocks, some dating back 100 years. […]

Hat Cleaning

Cappelleria Bertacchi 131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC

Is your hat looking dusty? Showing signs of wearing? During this workshop Adi Bertacchi, the owner of Cappelleria Bertacchi, will show you spot cleaning and steam cleaning techniques, the use of two different cleaning brushes, as well as how to properly store your hat so that it won’t get damaged. Adi will also show you […]

Felt hat making

Cappelleria Bertacchi 131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC

Would you like to create the hat of your dream? Join us: in this workshop where Adi Bertacchi, the owner of Cappelleria Bertacchi, will share with you all the felt hat making fundamentals, we will explain the different types of felt, steaming techniques, and blocking essentials, how to cut the felt and shape it for […]

Hat Cleaning

Cappelleria Bertacchi 131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC

Is your hat looking dusty? Showing signs of wearing? During this workshop Adi Bertacchi, the owner of Cappelleria Bertacchi, will show you spot cleaning and steam cleaning techniques, the use of two different cleaning brushes, as well as how to properly store your hat so that it won’t get damaged. Adi will also show you […]

Wet Felting with Tierre Taylor

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

Felting is a magical process where layers of merino wool are agitated with hot soapy water, in order to create a fabric that is both strong and texturally interesting. During this workshop you will not only learn about the process of felting, but will gain understanding on how to create a seamless sculptural form that […]

Innovative scraps hats with Tierre Taylor

East Village Hats 80 E 7th st, East Village, NY

In the depression a serious lack of funds and materials gave rise to some incredibly innovative millinery. In this workshop Tierre Taylor will take you though some effective techniques to make dramatic cocktail hats from off cuts or old hats. During this workshop you will not only learn about the process of draping with unusually […]

Wine & Workshops: Speed Fascinator

Judith M 115 E Main St, LaGrange, KY

Learn from Master Milliner and Featured Milliner of the 148th Kentucky Derby, Jenny Pfanenstiel on how to create a sculpted horsehair fascinator. In this 2 hour Speed Hat Making Workshop Jenny will demonstrate how to manipulate horsehair into beautiful and unique creations. Fascinator bases and horsehair will be provided to create your very own fascinator. […]

Flower Artistry with Galina Kofod

Judith M 115 E Main St, LaGrange, KY

Students will go through all the stages of creating flowers from silk and leather. This will include the preparation of materials, dying them, making patterns, assembling and finishing techniques. In this 2 days workshop the students will have the opportunity to learn a famous Japanese flower making technique, Somebana. This enables the students to individualize […]