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2-DAY COURSE TOPICS & DESCRIPTIONS

Taught on Monday & Tuesday
September 24 & 25, 2018

IAN BENNETT
(England)
CREATE WITH CRYSTOFORM

2-DAY COURSE
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Intermediate to Advanced millinery students will learn to work with this exciting new material, crystoform, a clear moldable plastic. Learn the techniques to sculpt crystoform into ribbons and flowers. In class, through the creation a simple lily, the students will be shown how to work with the material, shape it, sculpt it, and paint crystofoam. The transformation of this moldable material will result in a brilliantly sculpted, bold and dramatic fashion or theatrical head piece.
EDWINA IBBOTSON
(England)
INSERTS, DOTS & PAINTING

2-DAY Course
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Three unusual techniques for creating features to integrate into your couture hat designs. The insert technique uses the natural properties of fur felt to create contrasting diamond inserts in a felt hat that appear to be attached by magic. Learn how to add your own individual dots to a straw hat, and pick up stitching techniques of a couture milliner. Use paint to embellish felt hats with individual designs.
Delegates will finish with a two toned button hat with inserted shapes and contrast hat, a parasisal straw hat with a series of assorted dots, strategically placed. They will also have samples of their own paint designs on felt.
GALINA KOFOD
(Australia)
JAPANESE SOMEBANA FLOWERS: SILK, LEATHER & SUEDE

2-DAY Course
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In this class, the delegates will have the opportunity to learn a famous Japanese flower making technique, Somebana. This enables the delegates to individualize each flower. The flowers made using this technique, look more realistic than flowers made by traditional French flower making technique.
Using the basis of Japanese silk flower making technique, delegates will learn how to apply this knowledge and skills to leather and suede.
Delegates will go through all the stages of creating flowers from the silk, leather and suede. This will include preparation of the leather and suede, making patterns, dying materials, assembling and finishing techniques.
Delegates will learn how to work with a wide range of Japanese style flower making tools. Delegates will learn how to modify existing patterns and design their own beautiful realistic looking flowers.
DIRK-JAN & MARCEL
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Hoedenmaker
(The Netherlands)
PLAYING WITH PAPER, SILK AND VLISOFIX

2-DAY Course
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Create a small tiny 3D form using silk, vlisofix and paper. Replicate that 3D form multiple times and creatively put the pieces together into a pattern or sculptural piece. Use braid to create a base for mounting the assembled piece, thus creating a wonderful fascinator that is truly art.
Recommended Skill Level: Advanced
LOUISE MACDONALD
(Australia)
TWIST & SHAPE

2-DAY Course
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Understanding the bias weave and how it can be manipulated to create 3 dimensional shapes is one of the keys to using traditional millinery materials. In this workshop, you will be using sinamay to create a double sided sculpted trim and a sinamay brim without the use of blocks.
At the end of this workshop, the delegate will have gained an appreciation of how sinamay cut on the bias can be stretched, shrunk and curved to create brims and trims. Participants will create a small sinamay bias brim made without the use of a block, and a double sided (two tone) sinamay sculpted trim.
PHILLIP RHODES
(Australia)
NEW FROM OLD: FINDING A NEW WAY WITH A MILLINERY CLASSIC BLOCK

2-DAY Course
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Commencing with the traditional matador or sailor crown block, students will discover the hidden potential for something contemporary and interesting. On a base of stiffened sinamay that has been blocked as a bias cut band around the block, students will carefully plot the lines of an elegant turban bandeau. Discover the benefit of 'block memory' when the lining is machine stiched before wiring and ultimatley covering the external band with a matching or contrast fabric. Traditional methods are used throughout, but in a creative way to achieve something new and different. Trimmings will be discussed according to the flavour of individual projects.
VLADIMIR STRATICIUC
(Spain)
FANTASY HAT WITH WIRE STRUCTURE

2-DAY Course
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Have you ever visualized a hat but don’t have the block to achieve the shape? We cannot always make every type of a hat with the help of a hat block. Sometimes we don’t have the shape we need, time constraints for buying one or it’s too costly for a one-of-a-kind piece. The best solution in this case would be to make this hat on a wire frame. Mastering wire frame construction will unleash your creativity and be an asset to your millinery skills.
At the end of this workshop, the delegate will know what materials can be used to create the wire frame, create a visualized structure, set each part of the structure to create the design. Then the wire structure will be lined with fabric to enable the finishing and decorating. Turn that fantasy hat into reality!