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Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking – (2 day)

Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking (2 day)  – £225 (inc all materials) – Level: Advanced

Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th November 2018

Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th February 2019

This course is aimed at:

  • Those who want to learn the couture techniques involved in creating a sinamay crown and brim hat.

The course will involve:

  • Learning how to block a crown and brim using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks.
  • Practical knowledge of how to edge with wire and a bias piece and also create different brim edgings.
  • Learning how to size your hat.
  • Creating samples of trims including sinamay lilies, roses, leaves, bias strips, swirls, curls, free form shapes and bows and others depending on experience.
  • Knowledge of balancing trim positionings and finishing a hat to couture standard.

You will leave with:

  • A finished crown and brim hat.
  • Knowledge of how to technically create a crown and brim hat in order to make more.
  • Inspiration and knowledge in how to adapt this technique to create different looks and to make sure a particular head size is achieved.