Weeklong - July 18-23, 2021
Basic Millinery Techniques for Hat Makers
Cover traditional hat making skills to create a big brimmed straw hat, a felt Fedora and a small fabric covered buckram hat appropriate for bridal affairs, teas and garden parties. Learn to measure your head, shape straw and felt over hat blocks, manipulate fabric for design/interest, work with feathers/flowers, make linings and many other millinery techniques.
Beginner-Intermediate (requires basic sewing skills - thread needle, running stitch, etc.); Materials fee, payable to instructor, $25-$50 for straw forms, depending upon choice; $10-$20 for buckram frame, depending upon choice; $15 basic kit fee to include petersham, wire(s), stiffeners, foundation material and other smaller essentials
Weeklong - July 25-30, 2021
Embroidery and Beyond
Explore embroidery and stitch work techniques from throughout history and around the world. Experiment using both traditional and non-conventional substrates and materials to create a collection of samples, notes, instructions and inspiration for future projects.
Beginner; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $28 for needles, thread, embroidery floss, tweezers, embroidery hoop, needle tool, graph paper, cutting mat, thread snips and variety of fabric
Weekend - August 6-8, 2021
Dye and Print to Wear
Making clothes is more fun when you make the fabric, too! Start with white fabric, dye yardage in beautiful colors, then make simple silkscreens to print on the fabric and create your own unique designs. Fashion a garment or two by learning how to draft a simple pattern and turn your cloth into something you can wear.
Intermediate; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $7.50 per yard for 6.5 ounce bamboo/organic cotton/lycra jersey, $7.00 per yard for 10 ounce cotton/lycra jersey, $7.00 per yard for 12 ounce cotton/lycra jersey