In this class I will show you how, using home kitchen equipment and a few household implements you can make your own plastic form shapes which can be used as either hat bases or trimmings themselves. The plastic comes in various colours or can be painted into or on to. Using clay as a base, I will show you how easy it can be to form a shape of your choice and then vacuum form plastic around this shape, therefore creating a lightweight, durable, wearable copy. I find this technique particularly useful when creating bold and dramatic trims without the need for any laboured edges.
Pease note: The materials kit will include what you need to make what Ian is teaching and some odd equipment that is not normal to millinery. If time permits you can make more and/or buy further supplies to take home. You will need to bring your basic millinery kit as we won't be providing this.
This course includes plastics that are not yet stcked here at Torb and Reiner. We have esimated the price of these and it may change slightly. If it is any moe we will let you know and if it is less we will credit you the difference for any supplies you may buy on the day.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the store.
- Create a mould out of clay
- How oven to vaccum form shapes in your own home
- How to construct a vacuum tray
- The shape/s you make in class
- Materials kit to get you started (at discounted rate)
- Basic Millinery Kit
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.