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Course Information

Description: In the course learn millinery skills to create a 1920s Flapper Cloche, using thermal set fabric Fosshape® a felt-like synthetic fabric that when heated is activated and stiffens to hold its form. Shape your hat using a reusable millinery hat block PDF sized to fit a 5 ½ inch head circumference. Expand your floral making skills by using simple kitchen tools to create a range of flowers and leaf trims.
Media Category: Fiber Art
Course Type: Self-directed (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Full project
Course Begins: March 18, 2022 - Ongoing
Course Duration: No time limit

What will Students learn? Learn millinery skills to create a 1920s Cloche, using thermal set fabric Fosshape® a felt-like synthetic fabric that when heated is activated and stiffens to hold its form. Use a simple kitchen tool to create floral trims to embellish your hat.
Instructor/Students interaction: Answer questions via emails
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required

SUPPLIES:

  • FOSSHAPE® 300 12''x12''
  • cardboard
  • 26 + 30 gauge wire
  • masking tape
  • glue stick
  • tacky craft glue
  • beads 3mm
  • aluminum foil
  • Braid 6mm x 50cm
  • acrylic paint

TOOLS:  

  • heat gun
  • iron
  •  silicone baking paper
  • scissors, pins
  • wire pet brush
  • flathead screwdriver
  • metal rod 3mm + 5mm diameter
  • awl tool
  • paint brush
  • wooden board
  • silicone finger thimbles
  • pressing cloth
  • small coins
  • small clamps or pegs
  • long metal tweezers
  • metal snips
  • melon ball tool
  • stylus metal ice cream scoop.

Downloads: PDF downloads

Course Curriculum

    1. Tools List

      FREE PREVIEW
    1. How to Print

    2. Hat Block Pattern

    3. Hat Block Crown

    4. Hat Block Brim

    5. Joining the Block

    1. Blocking the Hat

    2. Iron Cover

    3. Iron Cover Pattern

    4. Refining the Shape

    5. Adding Size

    1. Colouring the Hat

About this course

  • $45.00
  • 19 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Instructor

Catherine Mather

Porcelain - Mixed Media

Australian based figurative artist Catherine Mather started sewing at the age 5, and never looked back. Graduating from N.S.W Fashion Collage before spending a decade designing and fabricating masquerade costumes. Eventually fell into doll making in the late 1980’s, working with traditional fired porcelain and perfecting her techniques to develop ¼ life dolls. A passion for historical fashion and petite garment-making has evolved over the years with a vast knowledge of era appropriate costuming and the methods required to achieve that perfect ensemble. Known for teaching hands-on workshops, sharing clever ideas for makers of all levels and now on your computer or mobile device with NIADA.

VISIT: Catherine Mather Portfolio