Master the skill of working with Swiss braids to create contemporary or vintage millinery styles including pillbox, cloche, Dior and Boater Hats. Throughout this Course Elaine shares all her tips and techniques to help you shape these exquisite straws into headwear. The variety of texture and colour the braids offer will give a unique style to your headwear collection.
5+ hours of comprehensive video tuition
Recommended by Tressa Swiss Straws
Using Swiss braids to create headwear whether contemporary or vintage styled is a much loved technique from a bygone era and is taught in detail in this lesson. Master the weaving technique to give a smooth surface with a rosette finish and complete a classic pillbox.
Start with a cocktail hat where you learn to wire and line after stiffening. Your tutor explains in detail how to taper the braid to weave perfectly flat. Learn to make a picture hat brim, boater hat with low crown and a Dior brim completed with a buckram crown.
We create exciting Hatinators, Fascinator plus Boater and Cloche styles in this lesson. By sculpturing and adding extra components to our Swiss braid creations we give our designs contemporary styling.
LESSON PLAN: Sculpting And Wiring Hatinator | Rosette On Crown Top | Straw Cloche | Checkered...