Bringing a World of Millinery to YOU!

2-DAY COURSE TOPICS & DESCRIPTIONS

Taught on Monday & Tuesday
September 24 & 25, 2018

LAURA WHITLOCK
(United States)
OUT OF THE ORDINARY
Creating Headpieces and Trims With CRYSTOFORM

2-DAY COURSE
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Learn to work with this exciting new material, crystoform or PETG, a clear moldable plastic. Thermoplastics came to the millinery world from the Cosplay community. Learn the techniques to sculpt crystoform into ribbons and flowers. In class the students will be shown how to work with the material, shape it, sculpt it, and paint crystoform.

Discover thermoplastics and see the transformation of this moldable material that will result in a brilliantly sculpted trim piece or a stand-alone artistic and dramatic "fashion headpiece."


BRIDGET BAILEY
(England)
MASTER CLASS IN BRIDGET BAILEY'S SINAMAY TECHNIQUES
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Clever and original techniques to give sinamay a new lease of life, including color graded dyeing, manipulating to make delicate petals and feathers, hand-rolling and wiring, making perfect points, sculpting rose buds.

Although we do some finishing, this course is about practicing and understanding techniques, rather than making a whole piece. This teaching method enables the student to master and remember these advanced techniques.


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.


LINA STEIN (Ireland)
SEDUCTION BY DAY…SEDUCTION BY NIGHT
Wirework, crinoline and couture laces

2-DAY Course
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The Art of Millinery is about Seduction and Illusion.
Dive into 19th Century Millinery Techniques and create an alluring and airy hat using Millinery wire, Crinoline and Guipure laces. This hat can be of a classic design or very modern but will appear to be held together by a puff of air. It can be large or small or even exotic. It will have the appearance of the night sky as you fly through it with the Guipure Lace floating elegantly and creating silhouettes of dramatic intrigue.  In addition to being beautiful, it will have extra structural support making your work to follow much easier.
 
At the end of this workshop, the delegate will have explored the creation of wire-frame foundations, learned to create a unique wire-prong headband to fit an exact head-size. Explore working with crinoline to perfect a flat disk and attachment techniques for not visible seams or stitches, and observed the demonstration of two brim edging techniques: Bound satin or free brim extension for floating lace and crinoline effect.
Stiffen and sculpt Guipure lace for maximum artistic effect to use the lightness and floating appearance of laces and other trimmings to add to the seductive nature of Millinery. Always an added bonus is learning Lina's signature vintage lining techniques resulting in a stunning (and seductive) creation!