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.