Those who have experience in straw, felt and sinamay and who want to expand their blocking and trimming knowledge to leather. This is an advanced course and prior experience of millinery is essential .
The course will involve:
Using a new foundation material called Fosshape to block the foundation for your pillbox shape and wire it so it is durable.
Blocking a leather of your choice and understanding how best to bind it to the foundation material and attached the petersham.
Creating numerous trims from leather including a leather flower and leaves.
You will leave with:
A finished leather pillbox with flower and leaf trim.
The skills to choose leathers for millinery and a suppliers list to source the correct leather and create more hats out of this dynamic material.