Lecture:: Sculptural and Forms Hat Blocks and Hats
A piece of felt or straw, a cloud of steam, and a wooden hat block are the essential ingredients for the making of a hand blocked hat. Join millinery designer Wayne Wichern for a slide presentation and conversation on the creation of his exquisite hats. Behind each elegant hat is the shaping tool known as a hat block. The hat block is made for the millinery trade by a skilled woodcraft artisan, and while the hat block is for practical use in the studio, it is itself an amazing artistic achievement.
Roosevelt Room Q-80 Free for members; $5 guests at door
Workshop: A Fine Felt Hat
Trim and embellish a stylish felt hat for the fall season. Wayne offers a collection of pre-blocked hat shapes and colors online prior to the workshop. Choose a shape and felt color, and Wayne will have it ready for trimming. Bring your flair for style and treasures from your stash to complete your hat.
Multipurpose Room – C-35
1:30 to 5:30 PM 3.5 hour workshop, Kit Fee $45
Class size: 25 students
$55 members, $70 guests
- Personal sewing kit
- Variety of fabrics (yard cuts will do): duping (dupioni?) silk, taffeta, and soft velvets work best.
- Millinery flowers
- Velvet leaves
- Beaded and sequin motifs