The course will involve:

  • Blocking a felt crown shape using the traditional methods of hand blocking with pins and steam
  • Learning how to wire and attach petersham ribbon
  • Creating a felt flower, felt feathers and loop trims
  • Learning how to attach the trims securely to the headpiece
  • Professionally finishing your piece

Level – Aimed at students with some experience of blocking and sewing

You will need:

  • 1 Felt Capeline (Fur/Wool) your choice
  • 1 metre of cotton covered bendy millinery wire
  • Petersham ribbon to match your felt colour
  • Dressmakers pins
  • Blocking pins
  • Cotton sewing thread to match your felt colour
  • PVA stiffener for the felt
  • A piece of elastic approximately 2in wide and 14in long or longer
  • Crown shaped wooden block of your choice
  • Access to a steam iron or steamer
  • Ruler and measuring tape
  • Optional extras: Crimping shears. Rotary cutter. Cutting mat

You will leave with:

  • A felt crown headpiece and matching trims
Course Dates

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2020