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Make Your Own Fascinator

The date for this educational opportunity has passed.

Have you always admired the fascinators at royal events? Or have you always wanted to learn a traditional maker skill?

If you answered yes then you are sure to enjoy this full weekend workshop with talented Milliner, Melissa Cole.

Students will learn how to block and wire a straw fascinator base. Learn about basic millinery techniques and materials, hand stitching, proper finishing and trimming of your own fascinator. We will also touch on flower making, ribbons and feather work.

We are keeping the class size on the small side, so that you will have time for hands-on learning with plenty of one-on-one time. This millinery course is suitable for beginners but previous sewing experience is recommended.

Plus, you will take home one amazing, custom fascinator!

Sign-up today to secure your spot to this magical, creative, and fun workshop!

Fee: $300 includes basic materials.
Dates: Friday, March 22, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Required Materials

Please come to the first class with:

  • Ideas and inspiration
  • Strong glass/plastic head pins
  • A thimble
  • A tape measure
  • Sewing needles
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Any accessories and trimmings (i.e. ribbons, brooches, buttons, feathers, silk flowers, etc.) that you might like to use on your fascinator.

Please note that all required materials are not included. A selection of sinamay straw and other supplies will be available for purchase during the workshop. Materials will cost between $15 and $30.

Location: Paula Timm Artist+Studio, cSPACE King Edward (125, 1721 29th Ave. SW)

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