Wired brimmed hats always look divine when attached to a headband or a bandeau. This sought after trend in highly adorned structures that can be suspended or stand up in any direction, would look great in any budding millinery designer’s collection. Using a ‘brim plotting technique’, Denise will show you how to create and make wonderful wired framed brims based on a headband or a bandeau. Using wires, tubular crinoline and added decoration to make unique decorations that are bang on trend for this season.
You will learn how to:
- Make the pieces with confidence, using the right wires tools and added features.
- How to attach these pieces to your hat/headband structure,
- How to neatly finish the inside
- Balance the structure and make it safe to wear.
Denise is generous with her knowledge and encourages open discussion in the class. You will receive handouts and photos of the examples, details of suppliers and other options, and an unparalleled experience.
Skills Workshop: Samples made in class for working with wires and fabrics
Level: Must have experience of sewing and millinery, wiring and use of wires in millinery
Denise Innes-Spencer: Course tutor, Denise Innes-Spencer is the founder and creative director of The British School of Millinery. Author of ‘Tiara Headdresses’ and writer at large for The Hat Magazine. She has worked for top bridalwear designers Suzanne Neville, Tracy Connup, Jayne Boulton and Ben De Lisi. Denise is a dexterity skills tutor for the Brain Charity Liverpool and a regular visiting lecturer for Liverpool John Moores University. Denise is well equipped to take you through the intricate ways of making delicate beautiful designs with this versatile fabric.
You will need to bring: Tools needed
- Wire cutters
- Size 6&7 needles
- Tape measure
- Chalk pencil
- Glass headed pins long and short
- Dolly head better if polystyrene
- Mini wire bulldog clips
Minimum to run: 4 students (workshop can be cancelled if minimum number is not reached)
Maximum to run: 10 students
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