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Parisisal Straw Explored – (2 day)

Parisisal Straw Explored – (2 day)  £225 (inc all materials) – Level: Intermediate

Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October 2018

Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th March 2019

This course is aimed at:

  • Those who want to explore working with Parisisal straw and experiment with the many possibilities it brings. Previous experience of blocking sinamay is needed.

The course will involve:

  • Learning how to block Parisisal and its foundation materials using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks.
  • A tutorial in how to create a Parisisal brim.
  • Learning how to wire and line the inside with a petersham ribbon.
  • Exploring various Parisisal trimming techniques including loops, swirls, curls and how to hand roll the edges of your Parisisal.
  • A tutorial on balancing trim positionings.
  • Learning how to professionally finish your hat and how to attach an appropriate head fitting.

You will leave with:

  • A Parisisal headpiece and have acquired skills to make more.
  • Confidence in working with this inspiring material.
  • Information on suppliers and materials.