This class is an exploration of traditional millinery techniques for felt and straw hats. Students will use MECA's extensive collection of vintage wooden hat forms to shape wool, felt, and straw 'blanks'. Students will learn embellishment techniques with feathers, beads and ribbons to make each hat unique. Each participant will complete 2 hats. Hat blanks will be supplied.
TUITION: $200 + FEES: $50
Tues 6:00-8:00PM 1/30-3/6 Room: 301
Betsy Scheintaub is a garment designer, fiber artist, and business owner. She owns Bobbin Studio and is co-owner of Bobolink cycling gear. She has a BFA in Fiber Arts and 10 years experience working in costumes for opera, ballet, and theater. She has designed garments for production as well as a line of handbags and accessories. Her work is influenced by traditional Japanese textiles, mid-century Scandinavian design and Soviet design from the 1930s.
SUPPLIES: Scissors. All other supplies are provided.
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