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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

 

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