two session workshop will build on your design experience. During the morning of
the first session we will determine and block your desired cocktail or fascinator
felt, straw or other materials and set them to dry. In the afternoon we will turn our attention to discussion and creation of the trims and
embellishments to be used to complete the hats.
Session Two we will remove the hats from the blocks and finish the raw edges
appropriate to your design ideas, stitch in the headsize ribbons and trims to
finish the hats. The
workshop goal is to complete a minimum of two hats from start to finish. Wayne
encourages additional hats if time and skill warrant. Most work will be done by hand with some light use
of sewing machines. You decide how fast you work and how much you do. Wayne
always does his best to ensure everyone leaves with professional looking hats
they will enjoy wearing.
Students need to have attended a Felt & Straw Blocking Workshop and be
familiar with blocking skills.
for 2 hats (1 felt and 1straw) plus all necessary wire, findings, headsize ribbon
are included in the workshop fee. Additional felt and straw bodies and
millinery trimmings may be purchased during the workshop.