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Winter Millinery Workshops
Autumn/Winter 2014..…
The dates set out below are indicative and can be flexible to suit your time schedule.
Please contact me for more information or if the dates proposed don’t suit!
The workshop program is constantly being updated.

New Courses in this Program include;
+ French Flower Making using traditional flower making tools
+ Men’s Felt Hats- Trilby - Fedora ,etc..
+ Seamless Brim Blocking using Bias-Cut Sinamay- very sleek!
+ Sinamation 1-2-3; Sinamay headpieces
+ Santa’s Advanced Millinery Master Classes
+ Wirework, Crin, Fine Fabrics and Lace
+ Re-inventing a hat- Come with an old hat.. and leave with a new one
+ International Millinery Master-Classes - Ireland with International Guest Tutor-Carole Maher sharing THERMOPLASTICS 1-2 and FANTASTIC COUTURE FEATHER FLOWERS


·           Monday 10th November- Wednesday12th November 2014
Fabulous Felt... 3 days of working with sumptuous Millinery Felt
Discover the different techniques of working this material and make 2 hats.!!
If you are interested in Millinery as a profession or simply want to completely immerse yourself in the world of hats, then this intense 3/5 Day Workshop is for you!
Your rollercoaster ride into the Millinery world will take off with making a Felt fascinator, then you get more technical and expand your knowledge by designing and making a structured felt hat that would be suitable for any fancy wedding or race meeting. The final piece of your course will be an elaborate and exotically hand moulded Cloche - style hat.

Topics covered;
On day one -
Felt Fascinator
under my expert guidance, you will learn how to;
-          recognize which style of hat would suit different people

-          Block and shape millinery wool felt over a fascinator block,
-          trim however you so wish, discover
the infinite possibilities felt has to offer!
On day two & three-  Structured Blocking
you will, using a special milliner’s Fur felt “ Velour”
-learn about the terminology and technical details that are vital to a milliner
-          design a basic shape of a hat
-          shape Felt by blocking over one of my many rare and
amazing wooden blocks using traditional Millinery methods taught for generations.

For more details on this course, please contact Lina directly
COST:  3 days €550
            4 days €850            

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Accommodation is not included
Lina's lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
All Materials and trimmings for  2 hats that you take home and reading notes will be supplied
This workshop can also be split and taken as individual modules


·         Thursday 13th November 2014                
                                                                     A  Follow-on Course for BEGINNERS
                   Button Hats…an introduction to Blocking
Ideal for those of you already skilled in making headpieces using Sinamay , this workshop will guide you through the process of blocking a simple yet very fashionable “ BUTTON HAT” or as I call them “ BI-BI’S”
Material used will be either Sinamay or Parisisal.
You can then proceed to trim your little darling using your already present skills or let Lina show you a few more tricks to add your basket of Millinery know-how.
Cost:   €250
Deposit
€100
Materials and light lunch supplied
The 2 courses above can be combined and taken as one workshop .Contact Lina re pricing and options


·             Wednesday 19th November 2014
An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay headpieces- learning to manipulate this material!
Take a day out of your hectic program and put those Idle fingers to some use. Get creative and learn to make
a beautiful Headpiece, using the versatile Sinamay and  crinoline or a fabric of your choice.
Have fun creating your very own hat, bonnet or chapeau and learn about the classic art of Millinery design and
Technique with renowned Westport based Milliner Lina Stein
She will demonstrate some basic techniques and then you can let your imagination run wild
· Focus will be on creating a sinamay base by following traditional Millinery techniques, then you will learn how to make various design features such as swirls, curls, fans and more using Sinamay and finally you will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple!
·All pieces are finished with elastic, band or comb then lined to a professional standard
Cost:   €220
Deposit €100


·              Thursday- Friday 20th -21st November 2014                  
+ Eclipse and Saucer hats
Using Lina’s varied collection of old and new Millinery Blocks including NEW  ECLIPSE AND SAUCER  shapes that were seen at the recent Royal Wedding you are guaranteed to create a stunning hat to a professional finish.
This is the perfect course if you have always wanted to make your own couture hat for that special occasion.

During this 2 day course we will go through the basics of couture millinery
We will discover the different techniques necessary for creating a hat, and you will have the opportunity to create a trimming suitable for the occasion.                                                                            
On day one you will work with Millinery Straws;
-Learn about the composition and variety of Straws,
-Design a basic shape of a hat taking in all your personal measurements
-Shape the Straw over one of Lina’s many amazing wooden blocks.
-Stiffen and wire the different parts of the hat and let it settle until you take it to the next level.
On day two
-After a good nights rest, your hat will come together and you’ll trim and finish it .
WHATS INCLUDED.
oall materials for making  one head piece ,one hat  will be supplied
olunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea  will be provided each course day
What’s needed?
ointermediate to advanced sewing skills
oLots of imagination and buckets of energy!!
Cost        €320
Deposit   €100


·            Saturday- Sunday 22nd -23rd  November 2014                   NEW!!! 
                                                                     A  Follow-on Course for Intermediate
            Couture Fabric covered Hats and Silk French Flower Making
Ideal for those of you already skilled in making headpieces using Sinamay , this workshop will guide you through the process of blocking a simple yet very fashionable “ BUTTON HAT” or as I call them “ BI-BI’S” and covering it flawlessly with a fabric.
Day 2 will be filled with the beauty of making your own Silk Flower using Lina’s traditional Flower making tools. You will learn about making a pattern for your flower , and will proceed to learn about stiffening and shaping your petals with the heated tools.
                     The flower and the hat will be brought together harmoniously!
            You can then proceed to trim your little darling using your already present skills or let Lina show you a                  few more tricks to add your basket of Millinery know-how.
Cost:   €350
Deposit
€100
Foundation Materials and light lunches supplied. Students will need to bring Silks for covering and flowers .

·           Friday 28th November- Sunday 30th November 2014
INTERNATIONAL WINTER MILLINERY MASTER CLASSES WITH 
CAROLE MAHER
( Sydney, Australia)
-Thermoplastics 1-2 and Couture Feather Flower making
Carole Maher , a recent attending Tutor at the Lina Stein Millinery Summer School is returning to share more of her skills and tricks in THERMOLASTICS 1-2 and will introduce her wonderful FEATHER FLOWER MAKING SKILLS.
SOLD OUT


·             Wednesday-Sunday 3rd-7th  December 2014                              

An Advanced Santa’s Milliner’s Masterclass ... higher level…
Suitable for professional and semi-professional Milliners wishing advance their skills .
Add to your already well used Millinery skills in this 3-5 day workshop.
This event is suitable to those who have worked with Sinamay and buckram previously and already have basic covering skills.
Module1-  Advanced Sinamay skills (one day)  €240
Module 2-  “Whacky Wire work”  -create a frame using millinery knowhow to support light and airy fabrics like Crinoline and laces and cover ( 2 days) €360
Module 3- Advanced Buckram skills- Block difficult shapes and cover with fabric (2days)
€350
Module 4- Silk French Flower Making 
€170 NEW!
Complete package price €950
Contact Lina for more details 087 9268401

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Accommodation is not included
Light lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
Most  Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home
WHAT’S NEEDED?
Intermediate to advanced sewing skills
Lots of imagination and buckets of energy!!

Note: This course is also available in the individual modules set out above for those wishing for just a shorter Millinery experience or for whom time is an issue. t is also one of the first of its kind in Ireland, giving the students an intense creative work out, so, if you have itchy fingers and are ready to plough into a new profession- then this is the one for you!


·        Thursday 11th December  2014
                                                                     for BEGINNERS
           Feathered Creations and Sinamay Head pieces
Take a day out of your hectic program and put those
Idle fingers to some use. Get creative and learn to make
a beautiful Headpiece, be it with feathers, straw, veiling ,
Flowers or beads.
-Focus will be on creating a sinamay base and making trimmings ,manipulating and distorting the Sinamay to achieve amazing results.
Then putting it all together to create your hat!!

Cost:   €220
Deposit €100

Materials  and light lunch supplied


·         Friday 12th December 2014                   
                                                        A  Follow-on Course for Intermediate
                Flat-brimmed Sculptured Sinamay /Lace Headpiece
During the one day course, you will expand your knowledge on how to work and manipulate the versatile material, and incorporate stiffened lace into your design.
Shape the Sinamay by hand using previously learnt techniques to create stunning elegant hats that bring the 50’s era to mind, and trim it with your lace
create exotic and stunning head pieces
Cost ; €220
Deposit;€50




CHRISTMAS BREAK & HATTY NEW       YEAR!!
Wishing everyone a Joyous,Hatty and wonderful Christmas and all the Best for 2015


·Friday-Saturday 16th -17th January 2015
                                                                                           Beginners
                     Felt Cloche Hat Making  ...
Prepare yourself for the long winter ahead and get busy creating a beautiful fur-felt  Cloche hat for you to wear 
Make a warm/stylish fur- felt hat using traditional methods, that will be demonstrated by Lina

-Choose from my wide range of wooden shapes ( Blocks)
-Trim to your own style.
Workshop will focus on;
-The basic principles of millinery
-it will comprise of working with millinery felt,
-blocking the hats over wooden blocks, stiffening
-working with steam, hand moulding the felt , etc
-finishing … trimming to your own desire.
Suitable for beginners, but must have sewing skills!

Cost;    €300
Dep:    €150
                                 


·Sunday 18th January 2015    NEW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Sculptured Sinamay / Stiffened Lace Headpiece
During the one day course, you will expand your knowledge on how to work and manipulate the versatile material, and incorporate stiffened  Guipure lace into your design.
You will be using skills from past workshops as well as new ones you will learn here.
Shape the Sinamay by hand using methods learnt in previous workshops to create stunning elegant hats that bring the 50’s era to mind,
Stiffen and cut out lace to create 3- dimensional effects and trim it with your hat
Create exotic and stunning head pieces
Cost ; €220
Deposit;€50          
Sinamay and basic materials supplied . Lace,  will not be not supplied.


·       Wednesday 21st-24th January 2015
  Couture Millinery Master Class-Parisisal Straws and Sinamay
Irelands only serious Hat making Retreat, 4 Days of Millinery-Immersion
With Christmas around the corner, this is an ideal opportunity to expand on your skills and learn all about Couture finishing and trims, and off course make 3 hats ...
If you are interested in Millinery as a profession or simply want to completely immerse yourself in the world of hats, then this intense 3/5 Day Workshop is for you!
Your rollercoaster ride into the Millinery world will take off with making a Sinamay head piece or fascinator, then you get more technical and expand your knowledge by designing and making a straw hat that would be suitable for any fancy wedding or race meeting. The final piece of your course will be an elaborate Saucer hat.
Topics covered;
     under my expert guidance, you will learn how to;
-          recognize which style of hat would suit different people
-          design your own creation , measure and cut  and
           manipulate Sinamay
-          recognise what material to use to achieve a certain look/ effect
-          achieve a beautiful headpiece that can be embellished
           with colourful feathers and beads.                                                
-          you will be, using a special milliner’s straw- Parisisal/ Sinamay
-          design a basic shape of the 3 hats
-          shape straw by blocking over some of my many rare and
              amazing wooden blocks using traditional Millinery methods taught for generations.
-          You will learn a selection of couture Brim edge finishes and trimmings
-         
put the final touches to your work  and make a vintage style lining                                    
COST:  3 days €500
             4 days €700                
WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Accommodation is not included
Light lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
All Materials and trimmings for  3 hats that you take home and reading notes will be supplied
WHAT’S NEEDED?
Intermediate to advanced sewing skills
Lots of imagination and buckets of energy!!
Suitable for beginners through to advanced.
Note: This course is also available as a
3 day Intensive for those wishing for just a shorter Millinery experience

     
·       Saturday 30th January 2015
                                                    
An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay headpieces- learning to manipulate this material!
Focus will be on creating a sinamay base by following traditional Millinery techniques, then you will learn how to make various design features such as swirls, curls, fans and more using Sinamay and finally you will All pieces are finished with elastic, band or comb then lined to a professional standard
Cost:   €220
Deposit €50


·       Sunday 31st January 2015                  
                                                      A  Follow-on Course for Intermediate
Flat-brimmed Sculptured Sinamay /Lace Headpiece
During the one day course, you will expand your knowledge on how to work and manipulate the versatile material, and incorporate stiffened lace into your design.
Shape the Sinamay by hand using previously learnt techniques to create stunning elegant hats that bring the 50’s era to mind, and trim it with your lace
create exotic and stunning head pieces
Cost ; €220
Deposit;€50


Prepare yourself for the Racing Season ahead with 4 days of Millinery Bonanza !
Prepare yourself for the fun filled week ahead by designing and making your own hats or fascinators to wear to the race track.
Let Lina Advise you on all aspects of the “HAT” and over the next days show you how to make a marvellous hat or headpiece, that will turn the judges heads!

·         Wednesday-Friday 4th-6th  February 2015    New for 2015!!                                                            A follow on course for advanced
  + Experimental Wire Work, Fine fabrics and Lace
Dive into 19th Century Millinery techniques and create a hat using Millinery Wire and fabrics of your choice. The hat can be of a vintage design or very modern. It can be large or small eg; an elaborate hat worn by the grand ladies of the 19th Centuries or a simple and small Whimsy worn in the 50’s
This 3 day course will give you advanced wiring skills and the ability to create hat frames of theatrical proportions or very sleek and stylish lines, that you can then cover or dress with stiffened lace and Crinoline
Cost: €350
Dep;  €100
Call Lina for more information on this course and what can be achieved


·        Saturday-Sunday 7th-8th February 2015      
+ Eclipse and Saucer hats
Using Lina’s varied collection of old and new Millinery Blocks including NEW  ECLIPSE AND SAUCER  shapes that were seen at the recent Royal Wedding you are guaranteed to create a stunning hat to a professional finish.
This is the perfect course if you have always wanted to make your own couture hat for that special occasion.

During this 2 day course we will go through the basics of couture millinery
We will discover the different techniques necessary for creating a hat, and you will have the opportunity to create a trimming suitable for the occasion.                                                                            
On day one you will work with Millinery Straws;
-Learn about the composition and variety of Straws,
-Design a basic shape of a hat taking in all your personal measurements
-
On day two
-After a good nights rest, your hat will come together and you’ll trim ,finish and line  it .
WHATS INCLUDED.
oall materials for making  one head piece ,one hat  will be supplied
olunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea  will be provided each course day
What’s needed?
ointermediate to advanced sewing skills
oLots of imagination and buckets of energy!!
Cost    €320
Dep;   €100

The two courses above can be combined and taken as one workshop


·Saturday-Sunday 14st-15th February 2015
Follow on course for intermediate/advanced
         Sophisticated Cocktail Stunners- Working with Buckram and Fabrics...Pleatings and Fabric-Weaving on a hat.
  Dazzle the crowds with 2 of your own incredible masterpieces. If you would like to make a Top hat that is covered in satin or simply a mother-of-the-bride pill box , this course will very interesting to you !!
You will use your own fabric to make an amazing hat and learn about the versatility of BUCKRAM.
If you are interested in Millinery as a profession or simply want to completely immerse yourself in the world of hats, then this intense Workshop is for you!
This is the perfect course if you have always wanted to make your own couture hat for that special occasion techniques of using material
During this three day workshop,
You will acquire the skills to block your own shape, using Buckram as your base material. Learn about handling before covering with a fabric of your choice .Lina will demonstrate a variety of covering techniques ( pleating, working with folds and weaving fabric)before you
finish  and line it to a high level.
Choose from a variety of covering techniques including the tailored pleated finish or
experiment using distressed fabrics
Cost :    €350
Dep: €50

Suitable for intermediate to advanced

·Saturday- Sunday 14th-15th February 2015                   NEW!!! 
                                                                     A  Follow-on Course for Intermediate
            Couture Fabric covered Hats and Silk French Flower Making
Ideal for those of you already skilled in making headpieces using Sinamay , this workshop will guide you through the process of blocking a simple yet very fashionable “ BUTTON HAT” or as I call them “ BI-BI’S” and covering it flawlessly with a fabric.
The Highlight of this weekend on Day 2 will be filled with the beauty of making your own Silk Flower using Lina’s traditional Flower making tools. You will learn about making a pattern for your flower and will proceed to learn about stiffening and shaping your petals with the heated tools and then assembling them to create a beautiful Silk flower.
  The flower and the hat will be brought together harmoniously!
You can then proceed to trim your little darling using your already present skills or let Lina show you a                      few more tricks to add your basket of Millinery know-how.
Cost: €350
Dep:
€100
Foundation Materials and light lunches supplied. Students will need to bring Silks for covering and flowers .


SINAMATION 1-2-3…
·          Tuesday 17th February 2015
                                                     An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay Manipulation 1- Bias Swirled Sinamay Hat
Take a day out of your hectic program and put those Idle fingers to some use. Get creative and learn to make
a beautiful Headpiece, using the versatile Sinamay and  crinoline or a fabric of your choice.
Have fun creating your very own hat, bonnet or chapeau and learn about the classic art of Millinery design and
Technique with renowned Westport based Milliner Lina Stein
She will demonstrate some basic techniques and then you can let your imagination run wild
·Focus will be on creating a sinamay base by following traditional Millinery techniques, then you will learn how to make various design features such as swirls, curls, fans and more using Sinamay cut on the bias and finally you will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple!
·All pieces are finished with elastic, band or comb then lined to a professional standard
Cost:   €240
Dep: €100

·        Wednesday 16th February 2015                       NEW Classes!!
                                              An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay Manipulation 2-  Sinamation© Swirled Free-form Disk
learn to manipulate this material!
·Focus will be on creating a sinamay base by following traditional Millinery techniques, then you will learn about SINAMATION© -PERSONALISING YOUR SINAMAY and  how to make various design features such as swirls, curls, fans and more using Sinamay and finally you will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple!
·All pieces are finished with elastic, band or comb then lined to a professional standard
Cost:   €240
Deposit €100


·         Thursday 17th February 2015
                                                An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay Manipulation 3-  Pleated Sinamation©
learn to manipulate this material as seen in THE HAT MAGAZINE JAN 2014

·Focus will be on creating a sinamay base, then you will learn  about Lina Stein unique method of Pleated Sinamation©how to make various design features such as swirls, curls, fans and more using Sinamay and finally you will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple!
·All pieces are finished with elastic, band or comb then lined to a professional standard
Cost:   €240
Deposit €100


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Schedule to be up-dated......
TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MAILING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT LINA here

087 9268401


Details and Conditions

If none of the course dates are suitable or you have particular wishes ,Do not hesitate to contact me regarding your requests
There will be a minimum of two participants in each class advertised,
I am however available for special one-to-one master classes at a negotiated rate
The dates given in the program are flexible and can be changed with reasonable notice to course participants by Lina stein.

All materials are supplied by myself other than a few essentials such as thimbles scissors, needles  unless otherwise stated on the course outline.
·Depending on numbers, the workshops will be held in my studio (Rosmoney) or alternatively in another venue. 
·All courses include materials for one hat ,Should you want to make more than one piece,materials are available for purchase from lina
·Lunch and light refreshments will also be provided ,
·Courses run from 10am to 5 pm
·A 50 % deposit is required with bookings.
·Deposits are non-refundable but your booking can be transferred with 7 days notice.
· If you cancel the course without giving sufficient notice (7 days), the full cost of the course will still be payable and your place is non-transferable.
·    Should Accommodation be required, I can recommend you a selection of B&B’s and Hotels in the town

   Please pay the Deposit by P.O, cheque made payable to Lina Stein or via PAYPAL INVOICE
(Pease Contact Lina first!!) with your booking,



linasteinhats@eircom.net

        HAPPY HATTING



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