Millinery: Beginner Straw Hat Blocking
Students will learn how to block/shape a straw hat body on a chosen style and size of hat block. General finishing and trimming will be taught based on time allowed in class. Straw available in course will be woven straw bodies.
This is an introductory class and thus no previous experience with hat making is needed. Once you learn the basics you can expand your knowledge with more advanced Millinery classes.
Sat, 4/25/19, 9am-4pm
Course Fee: $79 - Supply Fee: $105 Location: Folk School
The Art of Millinery: Making a Hat
Millinery is an age-old art and craft that that is rewarding, possibly addictive, and highly prized. Once familiar with the basic skills, you can create numerous styles and shapes in many different mediums for Winter, Summer, Autumn and Spring. They can be as elaborate, sophisticated, outrageous or as casual as you wish…a hat for any occasion.
In this workshop you will learn the basic skills and history of millinery and use that knowledge to craft one hat, from start to finish!. You will develop the techniques to mold, shape, and style a hat (straw or felt) on a wooden hat block and finish it off by sewing by hand or machine. While some hand-sewing experience might be helpful it is certainly not necessary. By the end of workshop you will leave wearing your hand crafted treasure.
Sat, 4/4/20, 9am-4pm CANCELLED
Course Fee: $85 - Supply Fee: $68 Location: Folk School
Intermediate Millinery: Blocking, Finishing and Trimming
After completing the beginner’s millinery blocking course, students will be able to perform advanced levels of finishing and trimming their previously blocked/shaped hats. Professional edge finishing and decorating the hat using new or existing pieces will be practiced.
This is an Intermediate class and thus the Beginner Millinery class or fiber and sewing experience is required. Once you learn the basics you can expand your knowledge with more advanced Millinery classes.
Sun, 4/5/19, 9am-4pm CANCELLED
Course Fee: $79 - Supply Fee: $85 Location: Folk School
Millinery: Fascinators & Headpieces
The late Renaissance era of the 16th century began the European fashion of decorating the head with a hat. In the Baroque era of the 17th century, head decorations, without a hat, began to develop in earnest and take on new heights. In this class, you'll create a small headpiece or fascinator for any occasion. Depending on demand, the class may highlight bridal and wedding party headpieces.