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here in Westmont, IL (Treat your mother!!!) We've still got space available.
Hat Making: Blocking Straw into a Hat
Instructor: Jenny Pfanenstiel of Forme Millinery
Students 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. The crown and a brim will be blocked separately, then hand sewn together. The hat will be finished with wiring on the brim, a sweat band in the crown and embellished as desired. Students will walk away with a beautiful spring or winter hat that they can wear with pride.
All hat bodies, hat forms, rope and wiring will be provided. Students are to bring embellishments and a sewing kit that includes needles, thread, pins, scissors, thimble, elastic, hammer, nails, tacks, pliers, a variety of thread colors, a spray bottle for water and a towel.
Prerequisite: Students must know how to hand sew. Phone us at 630.963.9573 to register
Date: May 10 & 11, 2013
Meets: Friday & Saturday, 10am to 3pm (ish) (1/2 hour lunch break)
Fee: $295 (includes materials)