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Sculpting Jinsin into a Summer Hat

Learn how to shape and sculpt Jinsin, a delightfully sculptural straw material, into your own sun hat or cocktail hat.

'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 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.  You may call them at +1 212 358 7092, or you may call me, Jasmin Zorlu at 917 993 0995. 

Freeform Hat Blocking with Felt
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Freeform Hat Blocking with Felt

  • brooklyn shoe space

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 fur felt cone into any number of shapes: a Cloche, Fedora, Helmet or Fascinator. 

Class size is limited to 6 students:  $425 includes the $50 materials fee, which covers all materials, step-by-step notes, and a resource list. You bring only a measuring tape, thimble, hair dryer and yourself! 2 spaces are left as of 10/26: sign up now! 

Where?  Brooklyn Shoe Space located at 224 Roebling Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in a ground level storefront (wheelchair accessible).

When? Saturday November 7th from 10am-6pm, with a half hour break for lunch. 

How much? $425 in advance.  Reserve your spot now through Paypal by clicking HERE. If you'd like to pay by check, please call me at 917-993-0995 to make arrangements. 

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! 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 and the Emerald Tablet.  I've taught at the International Millinery Forum in Australia.  I currently teach Millinery to fashion undergraduates at Parsons School for Design in New York City. I've been teaching the freeform blocking technique since 2001.