Learn how to create your own straw feathers from sinamay and turn it into a unique headpiece. These can be easily dyed, shaped and wired to create the desired outcome for your headpiece. And it’s a great alternative to using real feathers.
In this 8 hour workshop students will learn how to make straw feathers, a wire headband, wire the feathers and create a simple feather headpiece. Once feathers are attached you will bind the headband and finish off your piece. You will walk away with skills learnt in this workshop and be able to create more elaborate pieces without time contraints.
Skills you will learn:
-how to create a template
-how to cut and fray the feather
-how to shape and manipulate the feather
-how to wire the feathers
-how to make a wire headband
-how to attach the feathers to your headband
-how to bind your headband
Cotton-covered millinery wire (19 gauge, approx. 1.2-1.3mm)
Firm cotton-covered millinery wire (14 gauge, approx. 1.6-1.7mm)
At least half a metre of stiffened sinamay in the colour of your choice
Thread (same colour as sinamay)
1 x ball of 8-ply acrylic knitting yarn (same colour as sinamay or in the colour of your hair if preferred)
25mm metal comb
Measuring tape / ruler
Awl tool (you could use a thick embroidery needle, but an awl will be much more comfortable in your hand)
Long nose pliers
Coloured markers (same colour as your sinamay unless you want a contrast)
450 Quick Dry adhesive or equivalent (i.e. tacky glue like Uhu)
Pencil and A4 paper
1st part: 10:00-13:00
Lunch from 13:00 to 14:30
2nd part: 14:30-19:30
Minimum 8 students (course could be cancelled if minimum is not achieved).
Maximum 12 students.
The teacher speaks English and Afrikaans. If you do not speak English, please let us know in the form below.
Price includes VAT. If you require an invoice let us know the invoicing details on the form below.
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