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Workshop - "Jinsin Will Make Your Heart Sing" with Catherine Ellen (Saturday 9th September 2017)

Workshop - "Jinsin Will Make Your Heart Sing" with Catherine Ellen (Saturday 9th September 2017)
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International award-winning milliner Catherine Ellen is the owner of The Essential Hat in Prahran East, Melbourne. Using Jinsin she won first prize at the French International Millinery Festival in July this year (2017) and also in 2015. The workshop presented here was also held in Belgium and England in March this year for over 20 European millinery students and was enormously successful and well received. Photos enclosed are samples of her other work using Jinsin for Spring Racing, weddings, religious festivals and other celebrations during the year.

After the workshop you will achieve a good understanding of the handling and properties of Jinsin including; using steam to sculpt Jinsin; the use of spring wire and joiners; making a bespoke edge; getting the fit right; and invisible hand-stitching with Jinsin. You should be able to take these skills and technical information and develop them into your own style.

Students will have the opportunity to make two different headpieces including a "Diorabella" (a Dior New Look inspired hat), and a Jinsin Headband (a wrapped turban inspired piece). From making these pieces, students will gain a lot of new skills and confidence when working with Jinsin. 

This workshop is suitable for intermediates through to advance students. Basic hand sewing AND machine sewing skills are required.

6.5 hours plus a 30 minute lunch break. 

Saturday 9th September 2017 - 9.30am to 4.30pm

(Please arrive 10 minutes early to ensure the class starts on time, or at least 20 minutes prior if you wish to purchase materials.)

$185 (Plus additional costs of materials used during the workshop which can range between $80-$150 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.

*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 materials.

- Minimum 1m of Jinsin
- Memory/Spring Steel Wire
- Wire Joiners (Ferrules)
- Paper Covered Wire
- Braid or Ribbon to cover wired edges (e.g. Petersham, Starbright/Hemp/Poly braids)
- Sewing Machine (if you have one, there will be some to borrow on the day)
- Sewing Kit including;

Scissors (not your good ones)
Sewing needles
Dressmaking pins
Clear craft glue
Thread to match Jinsin & edgings
Tape measure

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.

Before registering for this workshop please carefully read the "Terms & Conditions" by clicking on the "DETAILS" tab above. Information such as payment terms and cancellation policies is included here. 

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By registering and paying for these workshops, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out below regarding workshops conducted at House of Adorn.

Workshops are organised by House of Adorn so please contact House of Adorn directly for all workshop enquiries. Tutors are NOT to be contacted via any means regarding the workshops.

We accept Credit Card, Paypal, Cash or Bank Transfer. Full payment must be received to secure your place in all workshops. Most workshops have limited numbers and places will be issued on a first come first serve basis (only once full payment has been received).

Please note that to keep costs down, most classes require minimum of 5 registered students. If there are less than 5, we may cancel the workshop. If so, all registered students will be contacted and workshop fees will be fully reimbursed. 

If for any reason you need to cancel your attendance, please notify us immediately. The following fees will apply if you make a cancellation;

- more than 10 business days prior to the start of the workshops, no cancellation fee will apply and the full payment will be refunded.
- within 3-10 business days prior to the start of the workshops, a $20 cancellation fee will apply and the remaining payment will be refunded (unless a replacement can be found then the full payment will be refunded)
- within 48 hours prior to the start of the workshops, the full workshop fee will apply and NO refund will be provided (unless a replacement can be found then the full payment will be refunded).

If for any other reason House of Adorn cancels a workshop, all students will be fully reimbursed. 

Please respect the knowledge, skills, and time the Tutors share and bring to the workshops. Any instructions, handouts and teaching materials provided prior or during the workshops are for the purposes of learning the skills and techniques required to achieve the outcome outlined in the workshop details are NOT to be copied, shared or replicated without prior consent from the Tutor/s and/or House of Adorn. Strictly no videos or photos are to be taken without the prior consent from the Tutor/s and House of Adorn.



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