The course will involve:

  • Learning how to block Parasisal and its foundation materials using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks.
  • A tutorial in how to create a Parasisal brim.
  • Learning how to wire and line the inside with a petersham ribbon.
  • Exploring various Parasisal trimming techniques including loops, swirls, curls and how to hand roll the edges of your Parasisal.
  • A tutorial on balancing trim positionings.
  • Learning how to professionally finish your hat and how to attach an appropriate head fitting.

You will need 

1 – 2 Parasisal Capeline (must not be a cone/hood – should be a larger parisisal which is called a Capeline) (I have put 2 down in case you want to work at speed and get two hats done and some extra trims.
A Button Block
1-2 metres of sinamay
1 metre of matching petersham
1 metre of brim reed

You will leave with:

  • A Parasisal headpiece and have acquired skills to make more.
  • Confidence in working with this inspiring material.
  • Information on suppliers and materials.

To see more photos of our students work on this course, please link to the following facebook page

Course Dates

Thursday 17th & Friday 18th September 2020