Straw Fedora and Boater

Deanna Gibbons Millinery 1364 Florida Street, San Fransisco, CA

“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this 2-day workshop students will learn to block a straw hat into a classic fedora or boater shape using a 2 part hat block and customizing the hat with the hand draping method. Exploring many options for traditional trimming, students will learn to finish their hat with […]

Millinery Flat Pattern Design – VIRTUAL

Diana Cavagnaro PO Box 711836, San Diego, CA

This online 8 week class will show you how to flat pattern a pillbox or boater hat.  The students will create a flat pattern, make a buckram frame, and then cover with fabric. This class at San Diego Mesa College begins on 10/18/2021. Registration has begun now at: Questions: contact instructor at (FASH […]

Live streaming course Buntal Boater

Louise Macdonald Room 3, 8th floor, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC

Create a Buntal Boater without the use of blocks. When you first venture into the world of millinery, compiling a collection of good blocks happens over time. In the absence of an extensive block collection, the ability to make and create a diverse range of hat shapes is a bonus. In this three-part workshop you will […]

Working with Paper Fabrics – Boater and blocking demo with Amy Fowler

Paper fabrics are an exciting new material that once blocked can resemble more expensive materials like leather and straw. In this two-day course, you will learn about the different paper fabrics available, as well as blocking and stiffening techniques. After a general blocking demonstration, we will be making a basic flat crown and flat brim […]