Blocking Straw Into A Derby/Spring Hat

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Formé Millinery says
It is never too early to start planning your Derby Hat! If you have ever wanted to create your own hat from SCRATCH, this course is for you. Learn from International Award Winning Milliner and Author Jenny Gerst Pfanenstiel November 11th and 12th at the Formé Millinery Hat Shop and learn how to block your own Derby/Spring hat using the "blocking" technique. We will provide all hat forms and millinery materials. Registration is required. Please email us to sign up at formefashion@usa.net.

Blocking Straw into a Derby/Spring Hat

Each person will learn the different types of straw for blocking and how they are best used. They will learn how to wet and steam the straw to form it over a hat block to make a shape of a hat. We will be blocking both a crown and a brim separately. Once dry, we will then hand sew the crown and brim together. It will be finished with wiring on the brim, a sweat band in the crown and any embellishments one chooses. Each person will walk away with a beautiful Derby hat that they can wear with pride.

All hat bodies, hat forms, rope, sizing, joiners and wiring will be provided. I would like all attendees to bring embellishments, a sewing kit that includes needles, thread, pins, scissors, thimble, elastic, hammer, nails, tacks, pliers, variety of thread colors and a spray bottle for water and a towel.

12:00pm – 3pm (1st day) November 11th
12:00pm – 5pm (2nd day) November 12th
$350 per person (millinery materials included)
2 day class
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By: Formé Millinery

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