The Art of Hat Making
ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: MONICA VIANI
August 22 - 26 - course closed
You may sign up for waitlist
Explore the process of analyzing, designing, patterning and building your own unique hat shape!
Discover the "blocking" technique as it pertains to blocked hats. The one-week course also accommodates participants who wish to make fascinators or soft-form hats.
Classes are held in a professional Millinery Studio where participants will have access to special equipment and materials of the craft. A tour of the hat collection at the Stratford Festival Warehouse is also included.
Explore and expand on the following skills:
· Analyze and interpret various hat shapes;
· Properly take and interpret head measurements;
· Draft a custom hat pattern and mock up based on your chosen design;
· Discover new techniques in working with different materials and hat making equipment;
· Explore traditional millinery materials, ie: felt, buckram, and modern materials such as fosshape and wonderflex plastic;
· Discuss and share sources for millinery materials;
· Construct a custom hat shape; then learn to cover, decorate and to line the shape with fabrics and trims to suit your taste;
· Produce a finished hat which fits a specific head size;
· The hat is yours to keep!
Participants are asked to bring design ideas/inspirations (magazine cut outs, printed images from the web), paper and fabric scissors, measuring tape and straight pins. Previous sewing experience is helpful but not necessary.
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Junction 56 Bldg
45 Cambria St.
Target enrollment: 6 students
For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor