Tag Archives: california

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. […]

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 […]

Advanced Techniques

“Design the perfect felt or straw hat for your wardrobe” This workshop offers the opportunity to make a hat by either hand draped or blocked method, in either felt or […]

Straw Fedora and Boater

“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 […]

By-Request Weekend

“The first to sign up chooses the class!” Be the first to sign up and create a special workshop suited to your interests. Look at past workshops and let me know what type of […]

Fedora and Bowler

“Blocking the shape and draping the pinch” In this 2-day workshop students will learn to block a felt into a classic fedora or bowler shape using a 2 part hat […]

FELT DRAPING

“Make the free-form felt hat of your dreams” Learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a soft draped felt hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a […]

Classic Fedoras & Homburgs – Jane Smith

This class will cover how to stiffen and hand block traditional fur felt fedoras and homburgs using open crown blocks. We will create crown “creases” and “indents” by hand along […]