Upcycling a Sweater into a Hat in New Mexico
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Upcycling a Sweater into a Hat in New Mexico

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Do you have a favorite cashmere, merino, or boiled wool sweater that has outlived its wearability? Have you woven a spectacular small piece on a loom that you would love to wear? Or perhaps you have felted a small piece from wool roving in a workshop yet you don't know what to do with it? Learn different draping techniques Jasmin has developed over the past decade and apply them to make your very own cloche, turban, or beret. You will be using a wooden balsa hat form to drape your material into a hat. Jasmin will also be showing you how to make different trims to jazz up your hat. 

Where?  Espagnola Valley Fiber Arts Center at 325 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532.

When? Saturday, November 25th from 12 noon-4pm. 

How much?  Non-member: $75, Member: $65.  Additional materials fee of $5 includes use of hat blocks.  You must bring your own materials to drape and purchase your own embroidery thread, needle, quilting straight pins and a button, which are onsite at the workshop location.  

Class size is limited to 6 students. Sign up HERE.

Why? Because the possibilities are endless with one standard balsa hat block. 

I have been creating Sculptural Headwear for over two decades. I've taught workshops in the Bay area of California at the studio of Wayne Wichern, in Rhode Island, and New York City as well as abroad, at the International Millinery Forum in Australia.  For 3 1/2 years, I taught fashion undergraduates millinery at the Parsons School for Design in New York City. 

 

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Make a Holiday Fascinator in New Mexico
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Make a Holiday Fascinator in New Mexico

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Are you fascinated with fascinators? Do you have a holiday outfit that you want to make fabulous by adding a handmade hat from the same material?  Learn how to shape buckram, a versatile foundation material, over a wooden balsa hat block to form the base of your fascinator and then cover it with the fabric of your choice. 

On the first day we’ll look at a slideshow for inspiration, do a bit of sketching, and then ‘block’ our buckram and wire it.  On the next day we meet, we’ll wire and cover our base with the material of our choice, and then add lining.

Techniques for featherworking will be demonstrated and you’ll have the chance to add some sassy feathers to your creation! This class is open to absolute beginners as well as experienced sewers, as long as you can hold a needle and thread, you can make a hat! This class is all hand-sewing and will not use the sewing machine.

Where?  Espagnola Valley Fiber Arts Center at 325 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532.

When? Saturday December 9th from 12 noon-4pm and Sunday December 10th from 12 noon-4pm. 

How much?  $150 for non-members and $135 for members.  Additional materials fee of $30 for a resource list, buckram, millinery wire, millinery elastic, feathers, petersham ribbon, millinery needle and thread. Sign up with Evfac HERE

Class size is limited to 6 students.

Why? Because the possibilities are endless with one standard balsa hat block. This technique is commonly used for making bridal headwear and custom made hats to match outfits, in the same material. Once you learn this technique, the sky is the limit in the unique shapes that you can create! 

I have been creating Sculptural Headwear for over two decades. I've taught workshops in the Bay area of California at the studio of Wayne Wichern, in Rhode Island, and New York City as well as abroad, at the International Millinery Forum in Australia.  For 3 1/2 years, I taught fashion undergraduates millinery at the Parsons School for Design in New York City. 

 

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Freeform Hat Blocking with Felt in New Mexico
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Freeform Hat Blocking with Felt in New Mexico

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Learn how to drape a spectacular Art Deco-style hat to perfectly fit your style, in your size. Using steam and your creativity, manipulate a pre-formed wool felt cone into any number of shapes: a Cloche, Fedora, Helmet or Fascinator. You'll be using a wooden balsa hat form. On the first day we will 'block' our felts, and on the next day we meet, hand-stitch them together, adding a sweatband inside. This class is all hand-sewing and will not use the sewing machine.

Where?  Espagnola Valley Fiber Arts Center at 325 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532.

When? Saturday January 20th from 12 noon-4pm and Sunday January 21st from 12 noon-4pm. 

How much?  $135 for members of EVFAC and $150 for non-members. Additional materials fee of $40 includes use of hat blocks, a resource list, one wool felt cone, petersham ribbon, blocking pins, a millinery needle, and thread. You bring only a measuring tape, thimble, and fabric scissors. 

Class size is limited to 6 students

Why? Because the possibilities are endless with one standard balsa hat block. Great for beginners as well as advanced milliners. With the notes and resource list I will give you, you'll be able to continue on your own!  Many of my students go on to start and run successful millinery businesses!

Watch me demonstrate the technique in the video below and see for yourself what is possible! Click this LINK for examples of the work of past students. I have been creating Sculptural Headwear for over two decades. I've taught workshops in the Bay area of California at the studio of Wayne Wichern, in Rhode Island, and New York City as well as abroad, at the International Millinery Forum in Australia.  For 3 1/2 years, I taught fashion undergraduates millinery at the Parsons School for Design in New York City. I've been honing the freeform blocking technique since 2001.  

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Sculpting Jinsin into a Summer Hat in New York
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Sculpting Jinsin into a Summer Hat in New York

Just in time for the Easter Parade, Learn how to shape and sculpt Jinsin, a delightfully sculptural straw material, into your own sun hat or cocktail hat, in one weekend. Not many milliners are using jinsin in the States, so wherever you go, you are sure to create a sensation! Jinsin is popular in Australia, England, and France. 

'Jinsin', also called 'Buntal', is a fine fiber from stalks of unopened leaves of talipot palms grown in the Philippines and is handwoven there on wooden looms into flat yardage. 

Basic sewing machine and hand sewing skills necessary.  All materials included.  Class size is limited to 6 students to allow for individual attention.  Class is held on Saturday, February 24th from 9am to noon, and on Sunday, February 25th from 10am to 1pm. You must attend both days to finish your hat. 
Class fee: $345.

Sign up with East Village Hats HERE.  East Village Hats is located at 80 E 7th st, East Village, New York, NY  10003. Any questions? You may call them at 1-212-358-7092. 
 

Watch a video of all the possibilities you can explore with jinsin below. 

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