Tag Archives: california

Open Workshop

If you need help with one of your projects, this is a great solution for you to have guidance and assistance from Diana. You can bring your own blocks or […]

Fascinator Millinery Class

Tutor: Diana Cavagnaro Design a gorgeous new fascinator in preparation for horse racing season. Fascinators are fashionable headpieces that never go out of style. No prior sewing or millinery experience […]

Raffia HAT Making Class

Step into spring with your very own handmade raffia hat! This class will teach you how to hand sew raffia, design, dye, use wire attachments, line, plait, and more. Registration […]

Felt Hat Class

This 2-day class covers the blocking of one felt hood or capeline. Bring your own block or use ours.  In addition to blocking, we will cover, design, felting, dying the […]


In this workshop students will learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a soft draped felt hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a basic head shaped […]

Cloche Workshop

2 DAY WORKSHOP “Design the perfect felt or straw cloche hat” This workshop offers the opportunity to make a 1920’s inspired cloche hat in either felt or straw. You will […]

Raffia HAT Making Class

With Diana Cavagnaro This 2-day class will demonstrate the procedure for dyeing and plaiting raffia, which is, then hand sewn over polyurethane hat blocks.  The inside of the hat is […]

Straw Hat Making Class

With Diana Cavagnaro This class covers the blocking of one straw hood or capeline. Bring your own block or use ours.  In addition to blocking, we will deal with design, dying […]

Leather & Silk Flowers

Tutor: Galina Kofod 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. […]