Millinery is the art of making hats by hand using wooden head blocks and simple hand-sewing techniques. In this class you will make your own, one-of-a-kind hat using wool felt and an assortment of trim materials.
You can make an original version of a classic fedora, porkpie, bowler, top hat, cap, or cloche or invent your own free-form sculpted design. If you have a specific idea of a hat you would like to make or lines that you would like to evoke, such as architectural designs, photos of flowers or landscapes, please bring images or hats from your own collection to class. If you have any feathers, jewelry, buttons or fabric that you would like to use, please feel free to bring that in as well.
Beginners welcome-some hand-sewing skills are a bonus!