Amanda Macor-Silk Abaca Flower Dreams

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Custom colour beautiful petals and leaves wth this unique approach to silk abaca. You will be inspired by how this technique can be used in countless ways on silk abaca and other textiles to create individual millinery masterpieces. This workshop shares practical techniques to produce extraordinary trims on purchased bases. For beginners to advanced, there is something for everyone to learn. 


Before moving to Melbourne in 2016, Amanda Macor was one of Far North Queensland's leading milliners with some of her winning designs seen in the UK’s Hat Magazine, Top 10 finalist in the Myer Millinery Award 2011 and 2013, Myer Victorian State Finalist and Runnerup 2011 and 2012 and Myer South Australian State Finalist 2014. Amanda retired from made to order Millinery in 2013, but still loves to inspire and share her knowledge with like minded creatives.

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What you will learn
  • How to colour Silk Abaca
  • How to construct your customised flower headpieces incorporating two-toned petals and leaves.
  • How to make a pattern for your flower
What you will get
  • Your finished creations
  • Materials kit to get you started (at discounted rate)

What to bring
  • Basic Millinery Kit
  • Apron
  • Gloves
  • Pliers with wire cutter e.g Vise.Grip
  • 450 Glue
  • Sharp scissors
  • Curling hair iron medium ceramic barrel preferred. Try the cheap dollar shops
What to wear

Casual - Closed in footwear

Appropriate for

Open - No experience required


Torb and Reiner

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. 

Our Vision:

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.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Torb and Reiner requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Torb and Reiner to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Torb and Reiner or organised by Torb and Reiner must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Torb and Reiner.


I agree to give Torb and Reiner unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Torb and Reiner classes and events or on Torb and Reiner's premises. (For use of Torb and Reiner marketing materials).


Torb and Reiner requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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