Sinamay is a fabric that has been used in millinery since the 80s. It seems to get a bad rap from many people because they are used to seeing it made into a dowdy, dated style with a cheap trim glued on - something you would see advertised for the Kentucky Derby. But sinamay is so much more! It’s versatile, it’s cheaper than most millinery materials, it comes in a wide range of colours and it can be used in many ways.
We will explore this material in 2 completely different ways. First, to get you into the swing of things you will make a partially blocked partially free shaped fascinator using sinamay as the main structure. You will learn how to manipulate this fabric into interesting shapes and how to secure this to the wearers head. In no time you’ll be marvelling at what you have created.
Then, we will use sinamay in a traditional way using hat blocks to shape a crown and a brim. We will learn how to join these two elements together to make a hat.
What you will learn:
Note: We need 3 students to make this course run. If we do not get the numbers by the time the course start date it will have to be rescheduled or another contingency put in place. If this happens we will be in contact to discuss this with you.