#602: Hat Making in the Classical Milliner Way

by Sigrid Bannier

Sat, Jun 23 – Sun, Jun 24 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Seminar Fee: $345

HATS - warm - protective - decorative Since the beginning of time MAN and WOMAN wear hats. At first as a practical protection against all kind of weather they became a sign of membership, rank and class and have finally mutated to a fashionable and warming headdress. So no two hats look alike. During this lecture we create one or maximally two felt hats in the classical milliner fashion, hats that would be a credit to any hat shop. Things like cords, sequins, fabrics, buckles, feathers, ribbons, etc. will be part of the decoration and transform it into your! hat that will be absolutely unique. My aim is for you to leave the lecture with one or two headdresses that through its decoration and finish deserves the name HAT.

A $0 material fee will be collected at the seminar. Please bring this amount with you to the event.

Students Must Bring:

  • 2 normal sized and 2 big towels
  • 2 plastic waste bags of about 120l (if possible welded together at the bottom without pleats)
  • 2 sq.m. of bubble wrap for templates
  • Soap
  • Water sprinkler
  • Medium-seized plastic basin
  • Felt needles
  • piece of a synthetic fibre curtain of about 50 x 50 cm to facilitate the beginning of the felting process
  • Sewing material, needles, yarns, thimble, especially a sharp and pointed pair of scissors...
  • Decoration material such as linen and/or silk fibres, effect yarns, fabric leftovers, organdy silk-possibly embroidered, small beads
  • 120 g extra fine merino wool (18 m) preferably in batts not tops (wool in batts is - when felted - more flexible)
  • if you have hat blocks - enhances the variety of which hats can be done

(If you are traveling and cannot bring all of the required materials, please contact us at [JavaScript required to view e-mail address.] to let us know what you cannot bring with you. We will do our best to make materials available to accommodate you.)