Monday, March 18, 2013

Have you ever wanted to make your own hat?

Wow!  Seven days of millinery are coming to the SEFAA Center in April!  That's hats, hats, and more hats in all sizes, shapes, and colors - plain, fancy, and over-the-top.  Join Kay Durden from Kay's Art of Millinery for all seven days or for any combination of the following:

Monday, April 15th - Redesign and Embellish Your Hat:  Change a hat you own from drab to fabulous!  Bring one or two hats, either new and unblocked or previously blocked felt, straw, or covered with all embellishments and glue removed.  Redesign your hat and embellish it with items you bring along such as fabric, jewelry, pendants, etc.  Other embellishments will be  available to purchase.  4 -hr workshop $75

Tuesday, April 16th - Trim and Embellishment Workshop:  Learn techniques for creating various sample embellishments.  Use horsehair, buckram, leaves, millinery wire, yardage goods, and other materials furnished by the instructor. 8-hr workshop $150

Wednesday, April 17th - Creative Covering Workshop:   Learn techniques for using lace, feathers, flowers and other materials you provide. Optionally, cover frames with fabric using one or more techniques of draping, stripping, puffing or layering.  You'll create a custom hat using your supplies and/or one buckram frame of your choice with lining and grosgrain which are included in the workshop cost.  8-hr workshop. $150
Thursday, April 18th - Hat Blocking Workshop:  Hand-block, wire, and embellish felt and straw hat bodies and sinamay that you bring to the workshop.  A combination of 50 traditional and fascinator hat blocks will be available for your use.  8-hr workshop. $125
Friday - Sunday, April 19-21 - 3-Day Covering and Frame-Making Workshop:  $400

  • Day 1 - Frame-making:  Learn to hand-block, wire, and complete as many buckram hat shapes as time permits, using wooden hat blocks and other materials provided. 
  • Day 2 - Covering:  Learn techniques for covering a round crown pillbox and brim of your choice, then cover as many frames as time permits or start the embellishment and lining process. 
  •  Day 3 - Embellishment:  Add embellishments, line, and complete all buckram frames
For more information and to register, please contact Kay at

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