The course will involve:

  • Creating a free form base from buckram and foundation fabrics.
  • Covering the foundation in your choice of silk/fabric/lace.
  • Wiring guipure lace to incorporate onto your headpiece.
  • Using a variety of beads you will learn how to embellish your headpiece.
  • Attaching veiling including the creation of a bird cage veil.
  • Creation of simple silk flowers to trim and finish your piece.
  • Exploring how to position your trims for maximum impact and balance.
  • Finishing your headpiece with the appropriate head fittings.

You will need:

  • Guipure lace – .5 metre

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Guipure-lace-fabric-bridal-wedding-lace-fabric-120cm-wide-sold-by-0-5-yard/122228017194?hash=item1c755b882a:g:R18AAOSwImRYLFVc&var=422540060258

Or 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Guipure-Embroidery-Wedding-Dress-Lace-Fabric-Floral-Bridal-Gown-Costume-Trim-1-Y/163036739299?hash=item25f5bf36e3:g:TKgAAOSwEaNa8ISC&var=462141760914

Or please source similar from a fabric supplier

  • Covering fabric for base could be silk or velvet .5 metre or scraps
  • Off cuts of other fabrics you love this could be finer lace, velvet etc
  • Off cuts of a lighter chiffon type fabric
  • Hairspray 
  • Veiling up to 2 metres this could be any type of veiling and may be vintage, you can find a good supply of vintage veiling here https://www.petershams.com/collections/vintage-veiling
  • Selection of beads 
  • Delicate veiling 
  • Hair band 
  • 22 gauge wire 
  • Sharpie colour of lace
  • Double sided buck rum 
  • Ice wool available from Whaleys – happy to provide if you can’t find this £8 including standard mailing to UK – https://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk/icewool-medium-white/ (please let me know if you are outside the Uk and we will help you source an alternative)
  • Narrow petersham .5 inch wide – a appropriate colour to blend in
  • Broken jewellery you love, beads or any other vintage style trinkets you want to include.
  • Cotton covered bendable wire

Equipment

  • Polystrene dolly head covered in clingfilm – to be used as a block 
  • Hairdryer
  • Steamer and iron
  • Blocking pin 
  • Sewing kit and tape measure
  • Sharpie or marker the same colour as you lace

You will leave with:

  • A unique vintage inspired headpiece.
  • The knowledge to create vintage inspired trimmings.
  • Information on suppliers and materials.

To see more photos of our students work on this course, please link to the following facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/jrmillineryschool/photos/?tab=album&album_id=213703789315769

Course Dates

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd November 2020

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