Tools of Trade
First Steps • 21m
Learn all the felt hat making fundamentals - understanding the different types of felt, steaming and blocking essentials, felt cutting and free shaping with fur felt.
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Lace Millinery Fundamentals
Learn the detailed basics on how to compose your lace pieces to bring them together to form feature flowers on your headband. No stiffening is required to maintain the graceful touch of lace to your bespoke headwear.
Lesson Plan: • Compose Lace Petals • Flower Cluster Technique • Design & At...
Working With Buckram
Learn to block and fabric cover a buckram dome crown to then complement a shaped buckram brim. Learn the technical skills of drafting a flat pattern for this sloped brim and then cover smoothly with fabric. Diana instructs you how to edge the brim with a variety of options and then how to complet...
The focus of any flower is the centre as the eye looks directly at the middle then follows outward to peruse the petals. Learn various methods of creating interesting centres to your flowers using stamens, or beads or treasures from your craft box.