The course will involve:

  • Exploring and experimenting with Jinsin, a material renowned for its sculptural quality. It creates incredible shapes when curved and flexed. The fabric can be stripped away to create a wild spray of fibres.
  • Exploring and experimenting with Silk Abaca, a material which is fine and smooth and can be free-shaped, blocked or used for draping.  Because this material is interwoven with silk, it is pliable and creates amazing curves when twisted and shaped.
  • A demonstration on how to hot water dye both of these fabrics.
  • Creating a blocked base and learning how to wire and line the inside with a petersham edging.
  • Tutorials in various trimming techniques including loops, swirls, curls and how to finish the edges to create a fan and how to balance trim positionings.
  • Learning how to professionally finish your hat and how to attach an appropriate head fitting.

You will need:

Half a metre of jinsin
1 metre  of abaca
Round button block
1 metre of Complimentary colour veiling
1 metre of spring wire
1 metre of similar colour petersham

You will leave with:

  • Confidence in working with these inspiring new materials and inspiration to create many more design from them.
  • A finished headpiece made of jinsin and/or silk albaca.
  • Information on suppliers and materials.

To see more photos of our students work on this course, please link to the following facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/pg/jrmillineryschool/photos/?tab=album&album_id=203617880324360

Course Dates

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th October 2020

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