A Hat Making Party
Create a fascinator or small hat with all of the embellishments of your choosing. Learn the techniques for creating a couture hat of your own, while acquiring the latest trends in headwear. With this light, decorative headpiece you too can look like Kate Middleton! Hours: 1pm-5pm Fee: $60.00
Study with an expert to learn about millinery in Diana’s Alpine Studio. This may include basic principles up to advanced techniques needed to make hats. Schedule 1 hour or an entire weekend. By arrangement only.
Begin a new hat project or bring one you are working on. You can bring your own blocks or use one of ours. If you are in need of help with one of your projects, this is a great solution for you.
Straw Hat Making Class
This 2-day class covers the blocking of one straw hood or capeline. Bring your own block or use ours. In addition to blocking, we will deal with design, dying the straw, sizing, wiring, lining, and sweatbands. Go home with a finished hat.
Raffia Hat Making Class
This 2-day class will demonstrate the procedure for dyeing and plaiting raffia, which is, then hand sewn over polyurethane hat blocks. The inside of the hat is then finished with a Petersham ribbon or an optional lining. Kits can be ordered that will contain the raffia and polyurethane hat blocks. The blocks come in 3 sizes and 4 different styles.
Felt Hat Making Class
This 2-day class covers the blocking of one felt hood or capeline. Bring your own block or use ours. In addition to blocking, we will cover, design, felting, dying the felt, sizing, wiring, lining, and sweatbands. Go home with a finished hat.