Course Provider: Fairytale Chic
Contact Name: Sally Ward
David McGirr Photography
The Old Fire Station, The Close
Course Length: 1 day
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An introduction to working with sinamay
You will learn how to use a wooden hat block and use traditional millinery skills to block and shape your own sinamay hat or fascinator.
By the end of the day students will:
- Learn how to block a sinamay hat or fascinator
- Learn techniques to apply a wired edge and depending on chosen design start to learn finishing techniques.
Millinery requires hand sewing skills, you will leave with a blocked sinamay shape and the workshop is supported with a handout explaining the techniques required to finish your hat at home if needed. Further workshops and support may be booked if desired.
No previous millinery experience is necessary.
What do I need to bring: (I do have a selection of tools available but if you have the following please bring them along)
Please bring your own packed lunch
Fabric and paper scissors
Pins – preferably .65mm steel
Needles – Millinery size 6,7 or 8
Selection of threads, various colours if possible
Camera or camera phone if you want to record the process.
What's included in the price?
Stiffener, wire and Petersham ribbon are provided in a range of colours. I have a small selection of tools available. A range of trims and feathers will be available at additional cost if desired. The sinamay will be available for £9 per metre, if you would like to match your hat to an outfit please let me know.
Please bring a hairdryer if you have one.
Free tea and coffee are provided.