This workshop is to introduce you to EVA foam, and the technique of using it for flower making. This amazing material is feather light, can easily be hand coloured and easy to shape and create beautiful blooms. During the workshop you will get familiar with EVA Foam and explore its advantages for flower making. You will learn the techniques of making patterns, painting, shaping and assembling your creation. In this class you will complete one or of two different styles of flowers.
Galina Kofod has many years experience making flowers from silk and fabric using Japanese flower making technique. In recent years I have developed my own style and technique of creating leather flowers. My latest innovation is the use of EVA foam for flower making. I have been invited to conduct workshops in the France, Russia and the UK as well as numerous workshops throughout Australia including Hats off Brisbane and International Millinery Forum. My Tutorial books were published in the UK.
9:30 to 4:30 with 1hr lunch break
- How to make a pattern for flowers
- How to cut, colour shape and prepare petals and leaves
- How to assemble flowers
- The flowers you make in class
- Hot glue gun with glue sticks or '450' glue
- Scissors to cut the foam (fabric or paper scissors are fine)
- Oil pastels, crayons or soft pastels
- Iron (a couple will be available but if you don't want to share this will save time)
- Bath towel
- Handkerchief or thin pressing cloth
- Floral wire
- Flower stamens
- An awl
- Bike or gym gloves if you desire (for protecting your hands from heat)
Casual - Closed in footwear
Open - No experience required
Vendor since 2013
T&R has been supplying quality millinery products to the world for over 6 years. We also have a long history of providing millinery education to students all over Australia with our founder Waltraud Reiner teaching from the Hatmobile.
Even now whilst there are different an varied teachers taking workshops at T&R we all have on thread in commmon. We want to provide the best training possible to ensure the skills we have learned are passed on. In a world where so many things are throw away we are proud to go against that trend and empart the ability to make quality products. Whether that is a hat, costume, sun dress or an oven mitt we want the student to feel they are learnig a skill they can use.
We provide the highest standard of millinery and sewing education, supply the finest millinery tools and materials, and support aspiring millinery and textile designers/makers. We are dedicated to supporting our community, and to inspiring generations of hat-lovers with the skills and ideas we share.