AUTUMN/WINTER 2016/2017

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.
Email;linasteinhats@eircom.net
Tel; (+353) 087 9268401
Classes can be taught through German and French
The workshop program is constantly being updated.

New Courses in this Program include;

-ADVANCED MILLINERY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - 10 days covering 6 areas in hat-making
-DELICATE BRIDAL HEADWEAR- 5 day Marathon in Couture Headwear
-FELT MILLINERY MARATHON - 5 Days of fabulous felt skills
-ADVANCED BUCKRAM/CRINOLINE TECHNIQUES - Bridal Millinery
-SINAMATION- discover the infinite possibilities with the 3 different techniques













COURSES FOR BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE

1.     SPECIAL 5 DAY COUTURE MILLINERY RETREAT -SINAMAY HATS AND HEADPIECES... 5 days of working with Sinamay
40 Hours of tuition, 4 hats/headpieces , small classes
Cost; €350/€850 incl. all materials
Dates;  
-24th-28th  October 2016
-30th November-4th December
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 SINAMAY 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 STRUCTURED HAT (crown and brim)that that would be suitable for any fancy wedding or race meeting. The final piece of your course will be an elaborate SAUCER/DISH HAT.
Topics covered;
-SINAMATION 1&2 BIAS MANIPULATED HEADPIECE AND SWIRLED FREE-FORM DISK
-Design your own creation, and learn to shape and manipulate Sinamay on the Bias to achieve a beautiful headpiece that can be embellished with colourful feathers and beads.
-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!                                     
-    SINAMAY STRUCTURED RACE HAT
-   design a basic shape of a hat shape sinamay by blocking over one of my many rare and
amazing wooden blocks using traditional Millinery methods taught for generations.
- Follow old world steps of making a hat and your hat will come together .You will trim and finish it.
-ECLIPSE/ SAUCER  DISH HATS
-During this 2 day course we will go through the TECHNIQUES of couture millinery  to create a     beautiful, smooth and stunning DISH HAT.You will have the opportunity to learn about creating a trimming suitable for the hat and occasion. 
-WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Lina's lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
All Materials and trimmings for 4 hats that you take home and reading notes will be supplied




2.   SPECIAL 5 DAY COUTURE MILLINERY RETREAT - FABULOUS FELT... 5 days of working with sumptuous Millinery Felt
40 Hours of tuition, small classes
Cost; €850 incl. all materials
Workshop can also be offered as a shorter unit.
Contact Lina for details.
Dates;
-19-23 October 2016
-16th-20th November 2016

Discover the different techniques of working this material and make 3 different hats!!
Your rollercoaster ride into the Millinery Felt 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. Each of the 3 hats will cover a variety of methods, stitches and finishes
Topics covered;
- Recognize which style of hat would suit different people
Block and shape millinery felt over a fascinator block
-Learn to make Felt Trimmings such as flowers, feathers and bows
-Trim however you so wish, using manipulation methods and discover the infinite possibilities felt has to offer!
-Make a vintage lining and attach to the head
WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Lina's lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
All Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home and reading notes will be supplied


3.   CELEBRATION of SINAMAY Manipulation - Bias Swirled Sinamay Hat - One day
8 Hours of tuition, small classes
Cost; €220 incl. all materials
Dates;
-16th October 2016
-3 September 2016
-21st January 2017

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 and learn about many of the wonderful qualities of Bias Sinamay
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 and more using Sinamay cut on the bias and finally you will embellish your hat with Crinoline, beads, feathers, or just keeping things simple!
-WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Lina's lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
All Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home and reading notes will be supplied.



4.   SINAMAY MANIPULATION 2-  SINAMATION© Swirled Free-form Disk - One day
8 Hours of tuition, small classes
Cost; €220 incl. all materials
Dates;
-4th  September 2016
-23rd November 2016

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
-WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Lina's lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
All Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home and reading notes will be supplied



5.   SINAMAY MANIPULATION 3- PLEATED SINAMATION© - One day
Learn to manipulate this material as seen in “THE HAT MAGAZINE”- JAN 2014

8 Hours of tuition, small classes
Cost; €220 incl. all materials
Dates;
-24th November 2016
-19th January 2017

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
THE CLASSES ABOVE CAN BE BOOKED TOGETHER with a discount , OR INDIVIDUALLY.


6.    CLASSIC SINAMAY/PARISISAL STRAW HATS
16 Hour tuition, Classes very small
Cost; €300
Dates;
-12th- 13th November 2016
-21st- 22nd January 2017

-Using Linas varied collection of old and new Millinery Blocks including ECLIPSE AND SAUCER  shapes you are guaranteed to create a stunning hat to a professional finish.
During this 2 day course we will go through the basics of Couture Millinery incl. blocking, trimming and finishing .You will discover the different techniques necessary for creating your hat, and you will have the opportunity to create a trimming unique and suitable for the occasion.                            
-On day one you will work with Millinery Straws;
-Learn about the composition and variety of Straws,
-Discover how to use blocks
-Millinery terminology
-Design a basic shape of a hat taking in all your personal measurements and proceed t make your hat
-On day two your hat will come together and you’ll create your trimming ,learn how to attach to the head and line it with a vintage-style lining.
-WHATS INCLUDED.
all materials for making one hat will be supplied
lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea will be provided each course day



7.   BEGINNER COCKTAIL HATS AND FRENCH FLOWER-MAKING - Working with Buckram and fabrics
16 Hour tuition, Classes very small
Cost; €350
Dates;
-19th-20th September 2016
-1-2nd November 2016

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! Enchant the crowds with one of your own incredible masterpieces!
-You will use your own fabric to make an amazing Cocktail hat and learn about the versatility of BUCKRAM. You shall also learn the magic of French Flower making using  traditional flower making tools!
-During this two 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)
-You will learn the French technique of Silk Flower making using old and new flower-making tools and attach to the covered button shape
-Create a vintage style lining and finish!
-WHAT’S INCLUDED:
    -   Light lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
    -   All foundation Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home. Fabric for covering Cocktail hat and flower will not be supplied



8.   XMAS FELT HATS FOR BEGINNERS - MAKE A CLOCHE OR TRILBY OR FEDORA HAT USING FUR FELT-one day
16 Hour tuition, Classes very small
Cost; €250
Dates;
-10th -11th December 2016
Prepare yourself for the Christmas Season ahead and get busy creating a beautiful fur-felt Cloche or Trilby or stylish Fedora  hat for you to wear.
Make a warm/stylish fur- felt hat using traditional methods, that will be demonstrated by Lina
Choose from a wide range of wooden shapes ( Blocks)AND 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/INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED but must have sewing skills!
-WHATS INCLUDED.
all materials for making one hat will be supplied
lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea will be provided each course day




FOLLOW ON COURSES FOR INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

1.   ADVANCED MILLINERY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM -10 days . NEW!!!
Monday   through to following Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm excluding Saturday and Sunday.
80 Hour of tuition plus assessment

Cost; € 1800
Dates;
-17th -28th October 2016 (excluding 22nd and 23rd )
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT LINA HERE


2.WIRE WORK, CRINOLINE AND COUTURE LACES -
3 days
24 Hour tuition
Cost; €380
incl. foundation materials, wire, crinoline. Guipure Lace can be supplied at an extra fee.
Dates;
-14-16th September 2016
-4th -6th November 2016

Dive into 19th Century Millinery techniques and create a light and airy hat using Millinery Wire, Crinoline and Guipure laces. The hat can be of a vintage design or very modern. It can be large or small, exotic or classical. It will have the appearance of the night sky as you fly through it with the Guipure Lace floating elegantly and creating silhouettes. In addition to being beautiful, your brim will also have an extra rigidity that will make your work to follow much easier.
-Lina will guide you through the measurements, calculations and skills needed to create your beauty.Your crinoline brim will no longer be dull, limp and old fashioned... it will be structured and supported by a wire-frame that  Lina will help you create.
-During this two day Workshop, you will learn to;
-block and cover a buckram foundation
-complete the crinoline Brim. Wire/edge and attach to crown
-Sculpt Guipure lace and arrange on hat as trimming
-Learn about wire attachment mechanisms on the head
-Line with a vintage style lining
-WHAT’S INCLUDED:
    -   Light lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
    -   All foundation Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home. Fabric for covering Cocktail hat and flower will not be supplied


3.   COUTURE FABRIC COVERED PERCHER HATS AND SILK FRENCH FLOWER MAKING - 2 days

16 Hour tuition
Cost; €350
Dates;
-15th - 16th September 2016
-8th - 9th December 2016
-7th - 8th January 2017

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.
-Foundation Materials and light lunches supplied.
-Students will need to bring Silks for covering and flowers.
-WHAT’S INCLUDED:
        -     Light lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
        -     All Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home. Fabric for Cocktail will not be supplied



4.   SINAMAY HAT WITH BIAS BRIM EXTENSION
BLOCKING WITH REGULAR SINAMAY AND BASKET-WEAVE SINAMAY
- 2 days
16 Hour tuition
Cost ; €330
Dates;
-17th- 18th September 2016-
-22nd-23rd October 2016
-12th -13th November 2016

Expand your knowledge of Sinamay, and take it to another level!
In this one day workshop, you will learn the ultimate properties of Bias Cut Sinamay and how far it can take you. And block a light and airy brim one of Lina’s Ring-Blocks
-You will learn about;
-Measuring, cutting and sewing to achieve a seamless and beautiful finish
-Wiring
-Assembly
-Materials included
-WHATS INCLUDED.
all materials for making one hat will be supplied
lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea will be provided each course




5.   CRIN-O-LATION - BLOCKING A BRIM WITH CRINOLINE -
2 days

16 Hour tuition
Cost; €350
Dates;
-25th -26th November 2016

Have you said to yourself,” I would love to make a feminine looking brim using Crinoline as the main fabric”, but feel it is too limp, dull, old fashioned  and simply not exciting.....?
Then let Lina Stein share with you her special technique she calls CRINOLATION !
-During this two day course you will create a crown out of Parisisal straw and block your Crinoline Brim.
-Your hat will come together and you shall learn all about the different ways a hat can be secured to the wearers head!
-You shall trim your hat and line it with a vintage style lining!
-WHATS INCLUDED.
all materials for making one hat will be supplied
lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea will be provided each course day




6.   AN INTENSE MILLINERY MASTER-CLASS - 5 days
3 COUTURE HATS COVERING 3 AREAS IN MILLINERY- COUTURE SINAMAY/PARISISAL AND BUCKRAM SKILLS
5 DAYS TO MAKE YOUR STUNNERS
IRELANDS ONLY SERIOUS HAT MAKING RETREAT,
40 Hour tuition
Cost
; €400/€850
Dates;
-17th -21st October 2016
-11th - 15th January 2017

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 fabric covered Couture  cocktail hat.
-Topics covered;
-          SINAMATION 1 - design your own creation, and learn to shape and manipulate Sinamay  to achieve a beautiful headpiece that can be embellished with colourful feathers and beads.                                                
-          MILLINERY STRAW- PARISISAL AND SINAMAY
-          design a basic shape of a hat
-          shape straw/sinamay by blocking over one of my many rare and
amazing wooden blocks using traditional Millinery methods taught for generations.
-          Your hat will come together and you will trim and finish it.
-           FABRIC COVERED COCKTAIL/ PERCHER  Couture Bridal Millinery suitable for Weddings and Races
-          Lina shall guide you through the various steps of designing and constructing a Cocktail hat using              Buckram as the base fabric and fine silks
- You will learn to block the desired shape, wire and then proceed to cover it with your own fabric
-Trim it with flowers, beads or whatever takes your fancy and complete with a VINTAGE STYLE LINING
WHAT’S INCLUDED; 
-Light lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
All Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home. Fabric for Cocktail will not be supplied




7.   SPECIAL 5 DAY COUTURE MILLINERY RETREAT- DELICATE BRIDAL HEADWEAR - 5 Days
40 Hours of tuition, small classes
Cost; €900 incl. foundation materials except covering fabrics/silks
Dates;
-19th- 23rd September 2016
-1st- 5th February 2017

-You will begin with learning how to block with the foundation material BUCKRAM and block a few different shapes ( 3 minimum)
-How to complete the foundation (wire and bind edges) and then learn a variety of covering methods.( flat covering, draping, pleating..etc)
-You will learn how to work GUIPURE LACE and create A  bridal head dress using a wire frame and lace etc
-You will learn about Crinoline and Veiling -how to use and apply properly.
-You will learn how to see which hats suit which type of people
-How to trim, and line with a couture lining
-You will learn about FRENCH FLOWER MAKING ( silk flowers using specialist tools)
-You will learn a selection of ways to attach hats/headpieces to the head ( very important!) headbands/elastic/combs etc
-WHAT’S INCLUDED:
    -   Light lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
    -   All foundation Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home. Fabric for covering Cocktail hat,lace and flower will not be supplied



8.   ROCK YOUR BLOCKS - BLOCK MAKING USING MODELLING CLAY AND BUCKRAM - 3 days
24 Hour tuition
Cost
; €350
Dates;
-12th -14th September 2016
-10th -12th February 2017
-
Using Modelling Clay, your hands and a Basic wooden hat block, you will learn how to put an idea into 3-D and lovingly create 2 new blocks that you will be able to use at home yourself.
-They are hard-wearing and 100% unique in the world!

The block can be used as a model itself or combined with your regular dome block to make hats!
-Day one; you will design and create your blocks with the clay and follow Lina’s step-by-step instructions .
-Day two& three; Shall be spent finishing your blocks and giving them a test-blocking !
The Blocks created are very hard wearing and ideal for unique one-off hat and can be used as a proto type model with the Block makers. You take home your original plaster model as well as the finished Block
-WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Light lunch, teas/coffee and afternoon tea
All Materials and trimmings for 3 hats that you take home.




Schedule to be up-dated......
TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MAILING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT LINA DIRECTLY ON
linasteinhats@eircom.net
or by phone; 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 Lina Stein 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 20 % 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, PAYPAL
(Pease Contact Lina first!!) with your booking,











 
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