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Millinery Workshops
Summer/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
+ Brim Blocking using Bias-Cut Sinamay
+ Sinamation 1-2-3
+ Advance Millinery Master Classes
+ Wirework, Crin, Fine Fabrics and Lace
+ November Masterclasses with International Guest Tutors-Carole Maher sharing THERMOPLASTICS 1-2 and FANTASTIC FEATHER FLOWERS (exact details to be confirmed- stay tuned!)
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·Friday 1st August 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


SINAMAY MANIPULATION 1-2-3…
·Tuesday 5th August 2014
An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay Manipulation 1- Bias Swirled Sinamay
learn 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 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
Deposit €100

·Wednesday 6th August 2014                                NEW Classes!!
An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay Manipulation 2-  Sinamation© 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 7th August 2014
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


·Wednesday 27th - Sunday 30th August 2014
A Summer Millinery Marathon - pushing your millinery skills to a higher level…
Ireland’s only intensely serious Hat making Master-class!
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 felt hat that would be suitable for any fancy wedding or race meeting or simply beautiful to wear everyday

The final piece of your course will be an elaborate cocktail hat made using Buckram as a foundation material and a fabric of your choice.
Topics covered;
SINAMAY HEADPIECE/ STRAW/SINAMAY HAT/ BUCKRAM AND FABRIC COVERING TECHNIQUES

On day one under my expert guidance, you will learn how to;
-          recognize which style of hat would suit different people
-          design your own creation, and learn to shape and
manipulate Sinamay using one of the techniques I teach.
-          to achieve a beautiful headpiece that can be embellished
with colourful feathers and beads.                                                
On day two you will, using Sinamay-          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.
-          Stiffen and wire the different parts of the hat
On day three
-          Your hat will come together and you will trim and finish it.
Day   Four and Five Cocktail Hats
-          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!                                    
COST:  3 days €550
            5 days €850
 
This course can be taken in individual modules- sinamay/straw/buckram . Prices will be adjusted accordingly     
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
Transport from Westport train station if required
.


·Friday 3rd September 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 incorporate your prepared Lace to create exotic and stunning sculpted head pieces/hats.
( cost of lace not included, but can be purchased from Lina at a small charge)
Cost ; €240
Deposit;€100





·Thursday 4th September- Sunday 7th September 2014
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…
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.
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….
-          Trim it with flowers, beads or whatever takes your fancy!                                   

For more details on this course, please contact Lina directly
COST:  3 days €550
            4 days €750            

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-Friday &Sunday 10th-12th & 14th  September 2014       NEW Classes!!
An Advanced 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 - Bias Brims and more...(one day)  €240

·Module 2- Wirework and Crinoline  -create a frame to support light and airy fabrics like Crinoline and laces ( 2 days) €360

·Module 4- French Flower Making - Learn the traditional art of
making Silk flowers using traditional Flower making tools. Let Lina guide you through the maze and create 2 stunning flowers. €250
Complete package price €1000
Contact Lina for more details on what’s included and what’s needed!
Tel;(+353) 087 9268401











Wednesday- Thursday 17-18th September 2014  
                                                                        for intermediate-advanced
+Sculpt  your Block - Block making using Modelling clay
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 ; €280
Deposit;€50
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

·Friday 19th September 2014               NEW Classes!!
                                                              for intermediate-advanced
   +Bias Blocking with Sinamay
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 brim.
You will learn about measuring
- and how to sew bias cut sinamay to achieve a seamless and beautiful finish
-wiring
-and then will apply these skills to one of Lina’s lovely Brim blocks
Cost ; €250
Deposit;€100


·Saturday 20th -21th September 2014   
                                                            for intermediate
+ 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


· Friday-Saturday-Sunday 26th-28th September 2014
                                          A fantastic follow on course for Intermediate
Sophisticated Cocktail Stunners- Advanced Working with Buckram and Fabrics
. 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 two day workshop,
You will acquire the skills to block your own shape, using Buckram as your base material.
Cover it with fabric of your choice, 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
Deposit €50

Suitable for intermediate to advanced. Sewing skills needed


SINAMAY MANIPULATION 1-2-3…
·Wednesday 1st October 2014
An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay Manipulation 1- Bias Swirled Sinamay
learn 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 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
Deposit €100

·Thursday 2nd  October 2014
An Introduction to Millinery -beginners
Sinamay Manipulation 2-  Sinamation© Free-form
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


·Friday 3rd October 2014
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
Note; the 3 classes above can be joined and booked as one unit at a 10% discount

·Saturday-Sunday 4th-5th October 2014     NEW!!
                                                                          Suitable for Beginners
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
        

· Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10th-11-12th October 2014  NEW!!!
                                                                  A follow on course for advanced
Sophisticated Cocktail Stunners & Silk French Flowers Making-                           Advanced Working with Buckram and Fabrics
  Dazzle the crowds with your own incredible masterpiece. 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 two day workshop,
You will acquire the skills to block your own shape, using Buckram as your base material.
Cover it with fabric of your choice, 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
Deposit €50

Suitable for intermediate to advanced. Sewing skills needed

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Announcing a new Millinery event in the USA
MILLINERY MEET UP
- October 18-21, 2014
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,Gatlinburg, TN USA
Announcing the Millinery Meet-Up. The United States' premiere millinery education event, designed and planned by milliners Jan Wutkowski and Diane Shagott for the education, enlightenment and enrichment of those interested in all things millinery. Hosting the event in the inspiring natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains area for an unforgettable 3 days of learning from internationally renowned millinery instructors- Lina Stein , Eugenie van Orschoirt, Wayne Wichern, and Daria Wheatley Washington
For more information about the classes on offer and what exciting things will be happening, click on this link!
MILLINERY MEETUP 2014


·Friday-Saturday 25th-26th October 2014
Working With Sinamay and Straw-Eclipse and Saucer Hats
This is the perfect course if you have always wanted to make your own couture hat for that special occasion. Using Parisisal straw and sinamay you will be guided through the process of making a brimmed hat, from blocking through to trimming. And when people as you, “Where did you get that hat?” You can answer that you made it yourself! This course includes enough sinamay and straw to make one hat with brim plus wire and petersham. Trimming is included
Using Lina’s varied collection of old and new Millinery Blocks including
ECLIPSE AND SAUCER  shapes that are now very fashionable, 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
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;
-Design a basic shape of a hat taking in all your personal measurements
-Shape and prepare the Straw over one of Lina’s many amazing wooden blocks.
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
Cost        €330
Deposit   €100








·Thursday-Friday- 30th -31st October 2014
Thursday- SCULPTURED FANNED SINAMAY
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 €50


Friday- JACKIE-O PILL BOXES- Flat Pattern  Pillboxes
·Covering buckram shapes with fabric of your choice.
Learn about  measuring and drawing up your pattern and different covering techniques to achieve a flawless finish… no pleats or folds ,just stunning hat!!
Cost: €220
Deposit €50
                      Foundation material included

·Saturday 1st November 2014   NEW!!!
Dip-Dye ,Tie-Dye and Free-Form Sisal - endless possibilities!
This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the refined art of making hats by completing a headpiece /fascinator using the traditional Millinery Straw “Parisisal”
Focus will be on…
-using conventional dyes you will dye your material to your desire.. dip dying, painting, or even tie dying
-blocking the straw over a button block , and letting the organic flow guide you to create  and amazing sculptural headpiece. Create soft curves and gentle lines
-Learning how to have a professional finish
-Create  a trimming using your left over straw strip such as sisal flowers, waves,and ruffles!
All pieces are finished with elastic, band or comb then lined to a professional standard
Cost:   €250
Deposit
€100
                     Materials and light lunch supplied

·Wednesday - Sunday 5th -9th  November 2014
    
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.!!
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-  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.
-          Stiffen and wire the different parts of the hat
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.


·Saturday- Sunday 15th -16th November 2014                   NEW!!! 
                                                                     A  Follow-on Course for Intermediate
            Percher 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 tool
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 .



·MASTER CLASSES WITH INTERNATIONAL TUTORS TO BE ANNOUNCED
-Thermoplastics and 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.
Exact details will be posted very soon!



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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; +353 87 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,


To; Lina Stein Millinery, Uisce Saol, Rosmoney, Westport, Co. Mayo,
Tel. 076 6025466 ,
linasteinhats@eircom.net

        HAPPY HATTING


 
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