East Village Hats

Hatworks and Millinery

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Make your own felt fedora

Make your own fedora with Julia Knox
295.00

Saturday April 29th 9am-12pm and Sunday April 30th 9.30am-1pm

Learn to block a classic fedora / porkpie / or homburg in felt on the Saturday, as well as learn about the materials that can be used and possible shapes. Return on the Sunday and learn to finish your chosen hat, shape it and trim it. Work fast and you can block a second piece to finish at home (there is a additional charge for materials for the second hat).

You will end the workshop with a great addition to your wardrobe.

Basic hand sewing skills a must. Materials included.

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May
1
6:00 pm18:00

Couture Fascinator Workshop with Barbara Feinman

Couture Cocktail Hat Creation with Barbara Feinman
195.00

Monday May 1st 6-10pm

Learn to create Barbara's classic Burlesque cocktail hat. Perfect for that Kentucky Derby Party! This luxurious piece can be styled in a number of ways and will give you a chance to express your personal style while learning to create a couture standard cocktail hat.

Basic hand sewing skills required, all materials and equipment provided, but you can bring your own fabrics and trims if you wish.

$195 per person, all materials included.

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May
15
10:00 am10:00

Sculpting Jinsin into a summer hat with Jasmin Zorlu

Sculpting Jinsin into a summer hat with Jasmin Zorlu
345.00

Monday May 15th 10 am - 5 pm with a lunch break

Learn how to shape and sculpt Jinsin, a delightfully sculptural straw material, into your own sun hat or cocktail hat.
'Jinsin', also called 'buntal', is a fine fiber from stalks of unopened leaves of talipot palms grown in the Philippines and is handwoven there on wooden looms into flat yardage. 

Basic sewing machine and hand sewing skills necessary.  All materials included. 

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May
22
6:00 pm18:00

Ribbon Work Masterclass with Barbara Feinman

Ribbon Work Masterclass with Barbara Feinman
195.00

May 22nd 6-10pm

Throughout her career Barbara has been known for her distinctive, vintage inspired ribbon work. Join her for this 4 hour masterclass where you will learn 5 distinct techniques and how to apply them to your hats.

Some hand sewing skills necessary, all materials provided, but you can bring your own hat (either vintage or made by you) to apply trims to if you wish.

$195 per person, materials included.

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May
26
6:00 pm18:00

An Evening with Jane Stoddart

Join us to celebrate the capsule collection created by Jane Stoddart exclusively for East Village Hats. Jane is Sydney's best known milliner and we are excited to have her, come explore her work over cocktails and nibbles.

May
27
9:00 am09:00

Birdcage Veil embellishment with Jane Stoddart

Birdcage Veil Embellishment with Jane Stoddart
170.00

Saturday May 27th 9am- 12pm

Veiling is always sexy and alluring! And with beautiful vintage veiling often available, here’s a project that will make the most of your beautiful materials.

We will learn how to measure, gather, and stitch your veiling to a covered headband - trickier than it looks! The veil will then be trimmed with a bow, lace, or whatever else you fancy! The veiling itself can be embellished as well, with sequins, spots, crystals or other dainty finishes. Voila, instant chic!

Basic sewing skills necessary - all materials provided

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May
28
9:00 am09:00

Leather Feather Headpiece with Jane Stoddart

Leather Feathers Headpiece with Jane Stoddart
220.00

Sunday May 28th 9am-1pm

Combine one of millinery’s favorite motifs, the feather, with the millinery material of the moment, leather! In this class you will create or copy a pattern for a feather, in leather, which you will then wire and hand cut.

Experiment with complementary textures and colors with your leathers. Learn how to shape and sculpt your leather feathers, and how to arrange and attach them to a headband or hat, for a striking, contemporary piece.

Basic sewing skills required - All Materials included

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May
29
9:00 am09:00

Lace Sculpture with Jane Stoddart

Lace Sculpture with Jane Stoddart
440.00

Monday May 29th 9am-6pm - break for lunch

This class explores the use of lace in millinery. Students will learn how to design with pattern over the face and head, and experiment with complex outlines. A variety of strategies will be explored including stiffening, wiring, draping and sculpting, piecing together, and applique.

If time permits, further embellishment such as hot fix crystals will be applied. These techniques create beautiful airy 3D pieces, suitable for races, evening or bridal.

No skills necessary - All materials provided

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Jun
3
Jun 4

Lace Embellished Crin headpiece with Jane Stoddart

Lace Embellished Crin Headpiece with Jane Stoddart
380.00

Saturday June 3rd 9am-12pm and Sunday June 4th 9am-1pm

This class will develop students skills for manipulating and designing with nylon crinoline, and embellishing the pieces with lace and crystals. These techniques are designed to produce wonderfully airy and effortless pieces that play with pattern and texture; suitable for the races, evening or bridal.

Working on a balsa utility block, students will learn how to design and arrange their materials around the head and face, including incorporating elements of masking and veiling, if desired.

No skills necessary - All materials provided

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Jun
5
10:00 pm22:00

Quick Blocked Leather Base with Leather feathers with Jane Stoddart

Quick Blocked Leather base with Leather Feathers with Jane Stoddart
440.00

Monday June 5th 10am- 6pm - break for lunch

You will learn the basics of creating a blocked leather base - Jane's
patented ‘quick’ technique that delivers a super neat result! You will then create or copy a pattern for a feather, in leather, which you will then wire and hand cut. Learn how to shape and sculpt your leather feathers, and how to arrange and attach them to your hat.

Basic sewing skills necessary - all materials provided

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Jun
12
6:00 pm18:00

Fascinator Workshop with Julia Knox

Fascinator Workshop with Julia Knox
150.00

Monday June 12th  6-9pm

An introduction to fascinator construction - no skills necessary, this fun class will have you putting together a fun fascinator using your choice of a wonderful array of our trimmings - drinks will be served and you will come away with a completed fascinator to grace your wardrobe.  Perfect for creating your own Kentucky Derby Hat!

$150 all materials included.

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Sep
9
9:00 am09:00

Draping in felt with Julia Knox

Draping in felt with Julia Knox
350.00

Saturday September 9th 9-12 and Sunday September 10th 10-1pm

Learn to drape a cloche and a cocktail hat in felt. Draping will take place on the Saturday, while finishing and trimming will be done on the Sunday. You'll get the chance to choose from our huge array of felts and trims, to make a pair of hats you will be proud to show off. These skills are all that's required to make styles in your home, and we'll give you the supplier list you need to get started.

You will end the workshop with 2 great winter looks.

Basic hand sewing skills a must. All materials included. Mimosas optional!

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