Lina Stein Millinery...
 
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Summer/Autumn 2015..…
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;

+ 2015 LINA STEIN MILLINERY WINTER SCHOOL- IRELAND
     ADVANCED THERMOPLASTIC with CAROLE MAHER - Australia                 
+
COUTURE MILLINERY
-Advanced Buckram  Manipulation and working techniques
-French Flower Making using traditional flower making tools
-Bridal and Formal wear
-Wire work and Laces
-Winter Hats- Immersion into Felt
+ SEAMLESS BIAS BRIM BLOCKING using Sinamay- very sleek!
+ BASKET-WEAVE SINAMAY/ Windowpane Sinamay- learn how to create the fashionable Brim-extensions
+ SINAMATION 1-2-3; Sinamay headpieces
as featured in “The Hat Magazine”Jan 2014
+ Racing Hats- Wedding Hats

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·  Wednesday-Sunday 19th-23rd August 2015
       An Intense Millinery Master-class
     
3 Couture Hats - 5 Days to make your Stunners!
                                                                         Suitable for Beginners
Irelands only serious Hat making Retreat, Couture Sinamay/Parisisal/Buckram skills
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 cocktail hat.
·Topics covered;
On day one under my expert guidance, you will learn how to
-          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.                                                
On day two you will, using a special milliner’s 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.
On day three
-          Your hat will come together and you will trim and finish it.
Day   Four and Five Cocktail/ Percher hats suitable for Weddings and Races
-          The next two days   will be spent venturing through the various steps of designing
-          And constructing a Cocktail hat using Buckram as the base fabric
-          You will learn to block the desired shape, wire and cover it with your own fabric
-          Trim it with flowers, beads or whatever takes your fancy! 
You will finish it off with a delicious vintage style lining                                   
COST:  3 days €550
             5 days €850                
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


·  Friday- Saturday-Sunday 28th - 30th August 2015
Follow on course for intermediate/advanced
         Advanced Buckram techniques- make a Brimmed-hat using Buckram and Fabrics...
  Dazzle the crowds with  your own incredible masterpiece. If you would like to make a Bridal Top hat or wide brim fedora 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 that is perfectly covered top and bottom for that special occasion techniques of using fabric

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 with a vintage style lining to a high level.
Cost :    €380
Deposit €100

Suitable for intermediate to advanced


·  Friday 4th September 2015                  
                                                                   A  Follow-on Course for Intermediate
Sinamation 2- 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 ;   €250
Deposit;€50
· Saturday- Sunday 5th-6th September 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:   €380
Deposit
€100
Foundation Materials and light lunches supplied. Students will need to bring Silks for covering and flowers .
The above classes can be taken as one unit.


· Thursday- Sunday 10th -13th September 2015
Fabulous Felt... 4 days of working with sumptuous Millinery Felt
Discover the different techniques of working this material and make 3 hats.!!
For more info. Please read on…
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,
-          trim however you so wish, using manipulation methods and 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 and block on some amazing wooden blocks using traditional Millinery methods taught for generations.
Day Four - Free form Blocking
-          The next  day   will be spent venturing through the various steps of designing a CLOCHE HAT unique only to yourself go with the flow and let your creative soul lead the way!

             Using Millinery felt and a block ,shape your hat by hand giving it soft curves, pleats and swirls…. !                                   
                  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  3 hats that you take home and reading notes will be supplied


·  Wednesday-Sunday 16th-20th September 2015
    An Intense Millinery Master-class
  
3 Couture Hats - 5 Days to make your Stunners!
                                                                   Suitable for Beginners
Irelands only serious Hat making Retreat, Couture Sinamay/Parisisal/Buckram skills
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 cocktail hat.
·Topics covered;
On day one under my expert guidance, you will learn how to
-          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.                                                
On day two you will, using a special milliner’s 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.
On day three
-          Your hat will come together and you will trim and finish it.
Day   Four and Five Cocktail/ Percher hats suitable for Weddings and Races
-          The next two days   will be spent venturing through the various steps of designing
-          And constructing a Cocktail hat using Buckram as the base fabric
-          You will learn to block the desired shape, wire and cover it with your own fabric
-          Trim it with flowers, beads or whatever takes your fancy! 
You will finish it off with a delicious vintage style lining                                   
COST:  3 days €550
             5 days €850                
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


SINAMATION 1-2-3…  Popular Classes for Beginners!!
·Tuesday 22nd September  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:   €220
Deposit €100

· Wednesday 23rd September 2015        
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 24th September 2015
An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay Manipulation 3Pleated 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


   Saturday-Sunday
3rd-4th October 2015   highly recommended!
                                                                             for intermediate-advanced
+ ROCK your Block - Block making using Modelling clay and Buckram
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 a new block that you will be able to use at home yourself.
The block can be used as a model itself or combined with your regular dome block to further make hats!
Day one; you will create your block with the clay and take a casting.
Day two; You will finish stabilise the dry cast and harden with varnish

Cost ; €320
Deposit;€100

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


·Thursday-Friday 8th-9th October 2015      
+ Sinamay/Straw Eclipse and Saucer hats + Brim extensions    NEW
Using Lina’s varied collection of old and new Millinery Blocks including 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 and proceed t make your hat
On day two
-After a good nights rest, your hat will come together and you’ll  create your brim-extension ,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
Deposit   €100

· Saturday- Sunday 10th-11th October 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:   €380
Deposit
€100
Foundation Materials and light lunches supplied. Students will need to bring Silks for covering and flowers .


v An Advanced Buckram Immersion...
Follow on courses for intermediate/advanced
Discover the depth that Buckram, as a material has to offer, from blocking complicated shapes to learning new covering methods, from free-form sculpture to Finishing techniques and trimmings!
·  Wednesday-Thursday 14th-15th October 2015  NEW!!!
                                             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


·  Friday- Sunday 16th -18th October 2015
                                                       Follow on course for intermediate/advanced
         Advanced Buckram techniques- make a Top- Hat using Buckram and Fabrics...
  Dazzle the crowds with  your own incredible masterpiece. If you would like to make a Bridal Top hat or wide brim fedora 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 Top hat and learn about the versatility of BUCKRAM.
This is the perfect course if you have always wanted to make your own couture hat that is perfectly covered top and bottom for that special occasion techniques of using fabric

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 with a vintage style lining to a high level.
Cost :    €380
Deposit €100

Suitable for intermediate to advanced


·Thursday 22nd  October 2015
+
Silk Flower Making Day                                  NEW!!!
The Highlight of this workshop will be filled with the beauty of making your own Silk Flowers 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.
Once completed , you will proceed to learn 2 other flower making techniques!!
Cost: €180
Dep;  €100
Silk for flowers  not included

·  Friday-Saturday 23rd-24th  October 2015                   NEW!!! 
                                                                     A  Follow-on Course for Intermediate
            Couture Fabric covered Percher Hats
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/BERET 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 covering your shape perfectly and making your own wonderful vintage style lining.
You will learn about Blocking and handling, and a variety of covering methods as well as different ways of fixing a hat to the head such as Bandeau and bespoke wire hair bands !
            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:   €380
Deposit
€100
Foundation Materials and light lunches supplied. Students will need to bring Silks for covering and flowers .
The above classes can be taken as one unit. Please contact lina for details!


·  Wednesday - Sunday 28th-1st November 2015
                November Felt...Let’s start the autumn with a blast of steam!!!
5 days of working with sumptuous Millinery Felt
Discover the different techniques of working this material and make 3 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.

Topics covered;
On day one - Felt Fascinator
under my expert guidance, you will learn how to;
-          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-  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.
On day three
-          Your hat will come together and you will trim and finish it.
Day Four and Five - Free form Blocking
-          The next two days   will be spent venturing through the various steps of designing a CLOCHE HAT unique only to yourself

            go with the flow and let your creative soul lead the way!
             Using Millinery felt and a block  , shape your hat by hand giving it soft curves, pleats and swirls…                 
  
COST:  3 days €600
                  5 days €900            

WHAT’S INCLUDED, All Materials (Fur felt ) and trimmings for  3 hats that you take home and reading notes will be supplied.



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Schedule to be up-dated......
TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MAILING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT LINA DIRECTLY ON
linasteinhats@eircom.net <mailto: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 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 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 or via PAYPAL INVOICE
(Pease Contact Lina first!!) with your booking,

To; Lina Stein Millinery, Uisce Saol, Rosmoney, Westport, Co. Mayo,0879268401
linasteinhats@eircom.net