ruth mills picRuth Mills has over 30 years experience creating fine items to wear. Trained in the science and art of clothing and textiles, Ruth refined her skills researching, fabricating and teaching historical reproduction costumes, accessories and textiles for Parks Canada. A former instructor for the Fashion Design Program at Algonquin College, Ruth now teaches individual and group courses which cover both historic and modern millinery through Ruth Mills, Milliner.

FELT HAT WORKSHOP – Learn the basics of how to make and trim a felt hat.
Over two days, you will experience blocking fur felt over a wooden form, cutting, wiring, stiffening, and trimming a hat. You will learn trade ‘secrets’ that will give your own creations that professional touch.
You will make samples for your notebook as well as your own hat to take away with you. At the end of the two days, you may not have your hat completely finished but it will be nearly done. The fee includes basic materials including your choice from a basic colour selection of felts, plus the wire, thread, needles, stiffener, etc to complete your first hat and the use of workshop blocks and equipment. Trimmings and other supplies will be available for purchase to decorate your creation.

There will be a maximum of 3 students to allow for individual attention. Instruction and workshop time is at least 6 hours a day. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $300 +GST 50% deposit is required to reserve a spot, which will be non-refundable after 1 week before the workshop. You may pay by VISA, cheque or Paypal.

Contact Ruth for further registration details.