Awards and Events
-Director of the International Millinery Summer-School Ireland 2014
-International guest Tutor at the Millinery Meetup 2014 - Tennessee
-International Guest Tutor at The International Millinery Forum 2014 ,Australia
-International Guest Tutor IMF , Australia ,2012
-A recent recipient of the 2008 HATTY AWARDS
-Winner of THE BEST HAT at the Galway Races 2009
-Milliner to the Best Dressed Lady Galway Races 2011
Originally from Australia, Milliner Lina Stein has been based in Westport,
Ireland for many years.
For more than two decades she has been creating amazing hats and is recognized as a leading light in the world of Millinery.
Her flamboyant and extravagant creations signal her presence.It is explosive and dynamic.It is diverse and exposes her to new experiences, people and places.
In 2007, she decided that the time was right to open the door on the world of Hat Making and share her knowledge about the traditional art of Millinery with “hat-enthusiasts” from the world over.
Through the innovative Master classes that take place in her “bijou” studio just outside Westport, she has inspired countless novice Milliners from both Ireland and abroad to take up the thimble, needle & thread and to try their hand at something new, exciting and inspirational whilst enjoying every moment.
Living on the western periphery of Europe has also been a major source of inspiration which has led Lina to develop new and varied methods of working with traditional materials.
She believes creativity comes from within, from the mind and soul. It comes from the past and grows into the future. It can take elements of the every day and banal and turn them into the most beautiful of creations.
Her Masterclasses and Millinery Summer Schools encourage the participants to open their minds, collaborate, connect, and create Millinery magic.
Her successful teaching techniques, give her students the confidence to set up small enterprises, participate in International Millinery Competitions to and simply strut their stuff at the races.
In addition to her Irish Masterclasses,Lina has also been taking her Millinery skills to an International level;
· Guest-tutor at the International Millinery Forum in Australia both in 2012 and 2014
· Millinery Master Classes in the MMU-USA 2014
· Millinery master Classes in Germany
· Millinery Master Classes Spain 2014 & 2015
· Millinery Masterclasses for the IMF and private workshops in Australia 2014-2016
· Ireland’s premiere millinery education event the“ Lina Stein International Millinery Summer School.First held July 2014 in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland is an annual forum that offers students past and present the opportunity to expand and learn from the best and brightest millinery minds in the world.
Lina's background in "Classic theatrical Millinery" has provided her with the unique expertise to unite traditional hat-making know-how with modern design, creating hats of great sophistication and clean lines.
Her education has brought Lina around the world from Sydney - Australia, where she spent 2 years training in TAFE and under the watchful eyes of Milliners Connie Kerr to Stuttgart in Germany, where she expanded her wealth of skills and knowledge to the pretty sea-side town of Westport, where she currently lives, teaches and works.