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 need:

4 -5 metres of sinamay
2 metres of brim reed or spring wire
1.5 metres of petersham
Crown and Brim Blocks

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.


Course Dates

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2020


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