The IMMI season of 2020 kicks off this April with a European exclusive masterclass featuring Jane Stoddart - Milliner supreme from Sydney, Australia.
Jane Stoddart will take you 'Back to The Future' with these 2 great classes in her ONLY Masterclass stop in Europe.
This spring masterclass is structured as an Intensive Millinery Workshop running over 2 days linking 2 tutorials together and is suitable for participants of all levels .
It is designed in a creative way to enable the participants to immerse themselves into the specialist techniques developed by Jane herself.
Under her expert guidance students will design and create trendsetting hats and fascinators.
- TAILORED BONNETS & FUNKY BOW DESIGNS
In this 1 ½ day class we will make a beautiful 60’s inspired bonnet style hat with self bow using fine parisisal straw and a touch of silk abaca. You will learn valuable 3D pattern making techniques as we design the lines of the crown piece with optional cut outs to create the open-crown look. The straw will be shaped with a cap net foundation to add body and strength without weighing down the piece. We will explore several different bow design options using the 3-D pattern concept incorporating straw and silk abaca, and finish the piece with a lush and stylish self bow resulting in Vintage heaven! These styles have been all the rage in Australia this spring!
- INTRODUCTION TO RACCELLO BRAID - Soft Sculpture & Trendy Headpieces
Glossy RACELLO straw braid is a classic Swiss millinery material which is available in a wide range of vibrant colours. In this mini course Jane will show you a variety of specialised techniques that are necessary when working with this vintage style braid. You will explore a ‘soft sculptures’ technique in this MINI-class and use it to produce a very on trend fashion headpiece! We will use lengths of braid and bands to create small, yet dramatic bow concepts, both stripy or solid in colour
- You will learn principles of 3D pattern making for millinery
- to block and use cap net as a lining/foundation
- to prepare, handle and block parisisal straw
- to wire and finish edges, including a ribbon/braid facing
- learn different techniques for constructing bows using parisisal straw including facing with other materials such as silk abaca
- learn to attach bow to hat - learn to finish with added hair combs
- learn to stiffen and finish straw with gloss spray
- learn about history and properties of Swiss straw braids
- learn to measure and pattern make soft sculpture designs
- learn how to join lengths of braid together using a hidden stitch
- learn to form soft sculptures such as bows and turban wraps on a poupee
- learn to cover a small base and hairband
- learn to stitch your shape and attach to the head band
- 16 Hours tuition
Suppliers for both classes are available on request