Award winning Sydney Milliner, Carole Maher designs and creates couture millinery headwear. She is also a millinery lecturer, instructor and tutor to milliners and millinery students and she writes articles for the millinery and racing industry trade magazines. Carole is currently at the forefront of introducing thermoplastics to the millinery industry in Australia and Europe.
New high tech Thermoplastic materials are revolutionising and changing the way we create millinery. In this workshop you will explore the extraordinary qualities and benefits of both blocking and creating trims. Learn how to block crowns, brims and make trims. Its quick and easy to use, its light and self-adhesive, the form holds its shape well and there is no wire, stiffener or drying time needed. The opportunities these materials create really are endless and they lend themselves well to all forms of millinery; from top hats to sculptural light-weight headpieces as well as traditional crown and brim hats. Fantastic for theatrical millinery and props, this workshop is one not to be missed!
Students will learn the features and benefits of different types of Thermoplastics including Wonderflex, Fosshape, Worbla's Black Art, Transpa-Art and Elasta-Plastic. Carole will also be introducing a brand new and exciting thermoplastic that has just landed called Thermobond. Students will then have the choice of selecting two or more of these Thermoplastics to practice and create headpieces that will be ready-to-wear! For those who have attended similar workshops, more complex blocking of shapes and covering can be shown.
This workshop is suitable for beginners through to advance students. Basic hand sewing skills are necessary.
This workshop will take place on;
Saturday 16th September 2017 from 9.30am to 4.30pm (including 30min lunch break)
(Please arrive 10 minutes early to ensure the class starts on time, or at least 20 minutes prior if you wish to purchase materials.)
6.5 hour session
$195.00 (Plus additional costs of materials used during the workshop, which can range between $30-$100 depending on the choice of materials used. All students will be offered 10% off all materials during the course of the workshop.)
House of Adorn, Building 15 / 40 Ricketts Road, Mt Waverley, Victoria, Australia 3149. Free onsite parking is available. The closest train stations are Mt Waverley and Glen Waverley. From the train stations, it is recommended to catch a bus or taxi.
STUDENTS TO BRING:
All of the materials listed below can be purchased at House of Adorn on the day of the workshop or students can bring along their own. You may wish to bring along your outfit and accessories if you want to make a headpiece to match your outfit/s.
- Sewing Kit including; Scissors, Thimble, Dressmaking pins, Small bottle clear craft glue, Sewing needles, Sewing thread to match, Tape measure, Tailors Chalk
- Thermoplastics including all or any of Wonderflex, Fosshape, Black-Art, Transpa-Art and Elasta-Plastic.
- Small/Cocktail Hat Blocks such as straight side pillbox, small crowns etc (Limited blocks will be available for use)
- Material to cover and line your design such as soft Leather, Tinalak, Silk, Lace etc o Millinery ribbon & bias binding to match your material
- Trimmings to embellish your hat (e.g. lace, flowers, feathers etc)
- ** Please bring along your stand-up garment steamer and heat gun if you have these (we will have some for use so do not worry about bringing these equipments if you don't have any)**
There are limited cafes and restaurants nearby the venue so teachers/students may want to organise a pre-packed meal or snack (especially if attending weekend workshops). Refreshments including coffee and tea will be provided.
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