This is a two-day Felt Blocking Workshop, where you will make your own felt hat from start to finish! Students will learn the technique of hat blocking, including: manipulating the felt on wooden hat blocks, wiring the brim, finishing hats to the appropriate size, and basic trimming techniques.
In the workshop, students will block and finish one rabbit fur felt hat. Jill will walk you through the process from start to finish, and a variety of trimming techniques will be demonstrated. All materials to block and trim your hat are included in the price of the class.
In our best attempt to accommodate all students' stylistic preferences, we will email you about your wishes for felt and trim colors before the class. Class dates and times are:
Monday, June 17th, 10:15am - 1:00pm & Monday, June 24th, 10:15am - 4:00pm (Lunch will be served on the 24th)
Cost of the workshop: $395.00
Students are welcomed and encouraged to bring their personal sewing machines so as to learn the process of hat finishing on a machine they are familiar and comfortable working on (so you can continue on your hat-making journey from home). This class is designed for more advanced sewers, and students who have taken our intro class.
*Please note that this class is held in our LA Studio which is located in Studio City. Class size is limited.
Check out our recent students' amazing hats in the gallery below!