Draped Fur 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 fur felt hoods 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.
The class fee of $300 includes all supplies, but you are encouraged to bring along any ribbons, brooches, buttons, feathers, etc. to personalize your design.
Previous hand sewing skills highly recommended.
PLEASE NOTE: On Friday, November 16th we will meet from 2 - 6 pm. On Saturday, November 17th, we will meet from 10 am - 3 pm.
Upon registration, you will receive an email with color choices for the felt hood. This will be the main color of your hat; additional colors can be incorporated into the design with trims.