Draped Felt Cloche Class
In this 9-hour weekend workshop, you will learn how to make a free-form or draped cloche hat using traditional millinery blocking techniques. The technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities, but is especially suited for 1920's style flapper hats.
On Day 1, we will discuss the various types of felt and their millinery applications. Students will browse design inspiration sources then shape felt hoods (also called cones) over balsa utility blocks. You will use steam to soften the felt and your fingers to manipulate it into pleats and folds that are pinned into place until dry.
On Day 2, students will remove their hats from the blocks, insert the head-size ribbons (sweatband), design and cut the brims, then finish the cloches with any desired trims.
A supply list will be provided upon registration. Students are responsible for purchasing some supplies in advance and bringing to class. Estimated cost of supplies including one millinery felt hood and outer trims is $35 - $80 (excluding any shipping fees).
🪡 Previous hand sewing skills strongly recommended. 🪡
Class size is limited to 4 so you'll receive lots of instructor advice and attention.
Class will meet at my home studio in SE Austin, Texas.
PLEASE NOTE TIMES:
On Saturday, July 22nd we will meet from 11 am - 3 pm.
On Sunday, July 23rd, we will meet from 10 am - 3 pm. We'll take a 15 min break midday.