After a six year hiatus due to Covid disruptions, Millinery Meet Up is BACK and we will be gathering together for a week of hat-making classes and friendships old and new! The important dates to remember are:
MMU: September 21 - 26, 2024
Registration opens: January 6, 2024 at 12 pm EST
Millinery Meet Up began in 2014 as a biennial conference held at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA. Milliners of all skill levels are able to spend 5 full days together, immersed in learning from esteemed instructors who come from all around the globe. In addition to classes, there are optional activities in the evenings, communal meals in the dining hall, a hat competition, and everyone's favorite ~ a Millinery Marketplace! If you are a milliner working in the USA, you know what a RARE opportunity it is to be able to shop for supplies in person. So far, the confirmed vendors are Hat Blocks Australia and B Unique Millinery with more TBA soon!
Hat blocks for sale at MMU 2018
Yes, Millinery Meet Up is so amazing that it will have attendees from as far away as Australia! Darryll and Renee from HBA, Brenda and Doug from B Unique, plus one of the six instructors.
Faculty for MMU 2024
I am incredibly honored to be among the instructors. Clockwise from top left:
Biliana Borissova (Spain)
Edwina Ibbotson (UK)
Laura Del Villaggio (USA)
Mela Hoyt-Heyden (USA)
Jane Taylor (UK)
Phillip Rhodes (AUS)
Bios may be found on the MMU website here.
Each instructor will be teaching 5 classes, including:
One 2-day course
Two 1-day courses
Two 3 hr mini courses
Samples for my 1-day class on Puzzle Blocks. I'll be bringing blocks to share!
Classes will only be offered once each, on a specific day. If registration is similar to previous years, classes will sell out quickly (within a few minutes of 12 pm EST on January 6th). My suggestion is to create a spreadsheet and get organized ahead of time. Perhaps something like this:
Sat & Sun