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Workshop - Sculpting Buntal Straw Mats with Liza Stedman (Saturday 23rd September 2017)

Workshop - Sculpting Buntal Straw Mats with Liza Stedman (Saturday 23rd September 2017)
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Liza Stedman Millinery was established in 1989 and specialises in handmade, one-off couture millinery. Liza trained with Stephen Jones in London and has won the National Millinery Award twice, exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, NGV Federation Square and Queensland Art Gallery. Collaborations with many of Australia's Fashion Designers, Myer, VRC and has judged Fashions on the Field for more than a decade. Liza has also established many teaching courses throughout her career, contributing to establishing the original curriculum for the TAFE & CAE Millinery Courses.

Learn to use the Buntal straw to create a sculptural hat or headpiece, or a contemporary hat with a twist. A perfect straw to create a shape of your own choice and style. Learn traditional millinery techniques including blocking, freehand sculpting, wire techniques and hand stitching for a quality finish. This course has been specifically designed to introduce the basic traditional techniques of millinery and use of materials, to access and enjoy the art of millinery and the process of the handmade revolution - Be inspired!

Students will learn how to work with Buntal Straw through sculpting & blocking.The techniques learnt are the basis of all millinery designs and are fundamental for a quality result. These can be applied equally to other materials and home-based projects.

This workshop is suitable for beginners through to intermediate students. Basic hand sewing skills are necessary.

6.5 hours (plus 30min lunch break) 

Saturday 23rd 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.)

(Plus additional costs of materials used during the workshop, which can range between $50-$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.

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.

  • Apron

  • Buntal Flatten Capeline Straw Mat

  • Millinery Wire

  • Pre-blocked Cocktail Base

  • Hat Elastics

  • Sewing Kit including; Scissors, Thimble, Dressmaking pins, Small bottle clear craft glue, Sewing needles, Sewing thread to match, Tape measure, Tailors Chalk

  • Trimmings to embellish your hat (e.g. lace, flowers, feathers etc)

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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If other colours are available for this product, these are listed in the table below. Please note colour variations may occur especially on naturally occurring products and those that have been dyed. We try our best to ensure colour consistancy but cannot guarantee that two different products with the same colour description will have the same colour.