The course will involve:

  • Learning how to edge silk abaca
  • Learning how to put together a frame and foundation in abaca
  • Learning how to fold, gathering and wave the abaca
  • Learning how to edge the abaca
  • Creating a headband using the draping qualities of silk abaca
  • Students are encouraged to use their imagination to create something really special out of this fabulous material.

You will need:

  • .5 m silk Abaca in any colour or pattern
  • 2 metal hair bands which ideally are covered in a fabric tube
  • Water spray
  • Needle
  • Thread (strong thread for gathering)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Hairdryer
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

Prep work

No prep work

You will leave with:

A wearable piece with lots of versatility and ability to experiment further with the techniques learn’t to create lots of different designs



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