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Watch a YouTube video introducing you to the Freeform Hat Blocking technique:
Learn how to make a 1920's style cloche, fedora, or cocktail hat that perfectly fits your style. In this two-day workshop, milliner Jasmin Zorlu will guide you through the exciting art of ‘Freeform Blocking’. Using steam and your fingers, manipulate a pre-formed fur felt cone on a standard wooden hat form and then hand-stitch it. This class is perfect for beginners who have no experience sewing.
Scroll down to see the upcoming schedule for 2014. It's in progress, so more dates will soon be added for New York City.
"I believe anyone will be pleased with the skills they learn in any class taught by Jasmin Zorlu. You will go home with a one-of-a-kind hat you’ll be excited to wear! Jasmin’s instruction is clear and she will lead you through the hatmaking process step by step. She has a serious interest in making sure all her students understand exactly what to do. A great artist and a great teacher. I highly recommend her classes."    —JG in SF

"Jasmin’s 2-day workshop was very delightful and informative. She is clear, caring and has a calming presence. What I enjoyed most about her workshop was the way she balanced form and freedom. She allows the creative process to unfold for each student and facilitates as needed. At the end of the workshop, I not only had a great hat of my own but felt that the hat came out of my own creativity. It was very fun and rewarding to work with such a creative, trusting and experienced teacher. I can’t wait to take another workshop and learn more as she has so much to offer."    —LF in SF
Jasmin Zorlu has been making Sculptural Headwear since 1991. She has been teaching workshops in the art of freeform draping since 2001, in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. In the Bay Area, she has taught at Apparel Arts, Lacis, SomArts, and Wayne Wichern's studio. She currently teaches Millinery at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.


1. 'Cocktail Hat Making with Crinoline'
In one night, learn how to make a fabulous fascinator/ cocktail hat out of feathers and crinoline to wear to parties and special events like weddings!

Fee: $100 (not including materials (materials fee of $25 payable on day of workshop). See photos from past workshops HERE and HERE and HERE.

A. Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 from 6:30 to 10:30 at Feral Childe Studio in Oakland, California. The workshop ends at 9:30, when we make cocktails and celebrate our creations.

2. 'Freeform Hat Blocking' in California
See description above and watch the video!

Fee: $245 (not including materials (one fur felt, grosgrain ribbon, pins, sewing needle, thread: materials fee of $50 payable on day of workshop).
See photos from the past few workshops HERE and HERE.

A. Saturday, June 14th, 2014 and Sunday, June 15th from 10am-2pm at the Peninsula Art Institute in Burlingame, California studio. You must attend both days. Signup HERE with Wayne Wichern, the host. See photos from last year's workshop at his lovely studio HERE.    

3. 'Sculpting Jinsin for a Sun Hat' in California
Learn to how to form Jinsin, a straw material handwoven in the Philippines which comes by the yard. You can form your own sun hat or cocktail hat. Jinsin is also called 'Buntal'.

Fee: $175 (not including materials (half a yard of Jinsin, grosgrain ribbon, pins, sewing needle, thead: materials fee of $50 payable on the day of the workshop).
View the possibilities of working with jinsin HERE.

A. Friday, June 13th from 10am-3pm at the Peninsula art Institute in Burlingame, California studio. Signup HERE with Wayne Wichern, the host.

Payment for workshops must be made in full to secure a space.

Jasmin Zorlu is available for workshops in the NY Metro area, with groups of 4-6.

Private tutoring rates are at $75/hour with a 3 hour minimum, available in your home in the New York Metro area. Please inquire for available dates at jasmin (at) jasminzorlu.com