Millinery Classes this Fall 2013

IMG_2601I am offering 2 classes this Fall, “Introduction to Millinery –
1 Hand-blocked Hat”
and “Intermediate Millinery – 2-Day 2 Hats Felt Hats Workshop”.

The first one runs for 4 weeks, each Mon, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm, on 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 and 10/7

The 2 Day 2 Hats Workshop is scheduled for Sat & Sun, 10/26 & 10/27/2013; 10am-5pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.

This style of condensed workshop has become possible because I now own a drying cupboard. It is used to dry the block felts fast but gently, thus preserving blocks and materials.

I’ve listed the class details below. Questions? Contact me monika”at”absolutelyhats.com.

The online sign-up is managed through the Adult School, please click here to get to their website.

Introduction to Millinery – 1 Hand-blocked Hat felt4

Experience level: this class works for beginning milliners as well as for those with some experience.
Project: 1 small brimmed felt hat, such as a cloche or a fedora; will be made in one piece.
Specific skill taught: hand-blocking, free form shaping of brim, fitting of head size, trimming hat – all the steps for a hand-made felt hat.

You must be able to hand-stitch/ hand-sew! * (see below for more info)

Materials: (Special millinery materials are required for this class which you can purchase from a variety of millinery supply houses or from me.)
->1 fur felt hood, any color
->trimming materials
Please check with me on what materials are acceptable/ available.
An email with all the details will be sent out to the participants before the first class.

Class dates: Mon, 6:30-8:30pm, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 and 10/7

Intermediate Millinery – 2-Day 2 Hats Workshop (Felt Hats) felt2

Experience level: prior millinery knowledge is required
Project: 2 felt hats of your choice, such as a 2-piece felt hat and a sculpted hat; you choose projects.
Specific skill taught: as needed; hat design, advanced blocking (steam, wet), sculpting, piecing, advanced free form shaping of brim, brim blocking, fitting of head size, trimming

You must be able to hand-stitch/ hand-sew! * (see below for more info)

Relapse Magazine "Art" Issue by Daymion Mardel @ Hudson StudiosMaterials: (Special millinery materials are required for this class as well which you can purchase from a variety of millinery supply houses or from me.)
->fur felt hoods and /or bodies, plain, salome, beaver, velour finish, any color
->trimming materials
Please check with me on what materials are acceptable/ available.
An email with all the details will be sent out to the participants before the first class.

Class dates: Sat & Sun, 10/26 & 10/27/2013; 10am-5pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.

Why Do I Require Minimum Skills for Classes? hand sewing

It may sound unfair that you can’t take a certain class because you don’t have the required skills. In the past, I’ve had students who did not have those skills.

What happens then is that they fall behind, have to catch up at home and don’t get as much out of the class as everyone else.
The other problem is that I as the instructor, have to spend more time with those students on basics which means less time for everyone else on the actual topic I’m teaching.

If you really want to take a millinery class, but are worried about your hand sewing skill, then please click here to check out this link!
You can practice your hand sewing on a piece of fabric, a needle, thread and a thimble.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. yvonne m williams says:

    I am looking for a hat making class and I live in boston. I do know how to hand sew
    Yvonne

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