In this three hour workshops students will learn how to design and assemble their own unique floral leather headband just in time for the Spring Racing Carnival. Using templates they will cut out shapes from leather with a wide variety of colours to choose from, then how to wrap with string to create a 3-D effect and how to attach to a headband using a hot glue gun and fabric to create a professional finish. This workshop is suitable for people with some millinery ability and complete beginners. All materials provided. Please note we will be using kangaroo leather. If you are after a particular colour to match and outfit or accessories, please specify when booking and we will try and accomodate your colour selection.

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What you will learn
  • How to design a floral leather headband.
  • How to cut out leather flowers.
  • How to assemble headband using a hot glue gun to create a professional finish.
What you will get
  • A completed headband and box to store it in.
  • Expert tuition from and experienced teacher.
  • Tea, coffee, champagne and cheese and biscuits.

What to bring
  • Just yourself. All materials provided
  • Your outfit (or photo) that the head piece will be worn with.
What to wear


Appropriate for

Woman of all ages.

Leather colour

Please specify the colour/s of leather you would like to use, and we will try and accomodate your selection.


Aa is for Art

Vendor since 2014

Anna is recognised as one of Australia leading costume jewellery designers. Her work is regularly represented in fashion and bridal publications and parades including Fashion Week. Anna has many commissions from film and theatre companies and has also participated in many group exhibitions. Her design interests have extended from costume to other areas including lead lighting, mosaic, sculpture, printing and fine art techniques, millinery, and metal and theatrical costumes. She also works as a freelance stylist for bridal and fashion photo shoots.

During the last twenty years of running her costume jewellery label ‘Elysian Creations’ she has trained many staff how to craft and assemble costume jewellery, bridal millinery and costumes, and extended this twelve years ago to teaching children and adults how to make jewellery and art and craft creations. See Anna’s work on Instagram @elysiancreations @aaisforart

After many years of working in the fashion industry and becoming a mother of two, Anna’s passion for teaching and sharing her extensive knowledge in jewellery making and art and craft techniques has grown from teaching at schools to running classes and workshops at her own studioAa is for art in Melbourne’s inner west.

She believes everyone has the ability to be creative and with positive encouragement can produce beautiful artwork. She also believes creativity has a calming effect on children and builds confidence through a sense of achievement, she loves inspiring children to push the boundaries of what they think they are capable of to send them to next level.

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