Felt Fedora Class
In this 9 hour course, you will learn how to make a classic fedora, working with a western weight fur felt and using millinery blocking techniques. Students will use a steamer and iron to shape the fur felt hat body over a domed crown block, then press a flat brim. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a variety of crown shapes including traditional fedora creases and bashes, or you can be more creative and free form with your design. The western weight felt makes a gorgeous flat brim, no wire needed.
The class fee of $400 includes most supplies. Students will need to bring outer trims (ribbon, feathers, etc.)
Previous hand sewing skills strongly recommended.
PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday, we will meet from 2:30 -5:30 pm to block the felt. It will dry overnight and then we will work on Sunday, from 10:30 am -5:30 pm to finish them. One hour lunch break included.
Masks will be required during group classes.
Upon registration, you will receive an email with color choices for the felt.