Join Christine's Millinery & Learn Natural Dyeing Techniques & Cap Making
In this workshop students will be shown how to dye wool fabric using ingredients from nature, which will be used to make and create a Fisherman style cap. Natural ingredients will be provided and most dyeing equipment will be available for use in class.
Participants will be shown how to draft a pattern for a Fisherman style cap. Visor drafting will be including, as well as different methods of stiffening this important part of the cap.
On the second day, participants construct the cap using the dyed wool fabric and pattern drafted during the class. Time permitted, a second cap can be constructed.
Date: Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th July 2019
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm (1 hour lunch break included) each day.
Location: Blue Mountains, Faulconbridge, NSW 2777, Australia
Experience Level: All levels; Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced
What's on offer:
- Learn to dye wool fabric with natural materials.
- Make at least 1 cap to take home.
- Learn valuable skills relating to dyeing & pattern making for continued use.
- Professional notes to keep.
- Paper for drafting patterns (min. 8 sheets, at least A1 size)
- Square ruler or protractor
- Long ruler
- Clear plastic ruler, preferably with millimetre markings
- Tape measure with a hole in the end (very important)
- Pencil, sharpener & eraser
- Fine felt tip marker pen
- Fine drawing pins
- Paper scissors
- Masking tape
- Compass to draw circles with
- Sewing machine & equipment (bobbin, spare needles etc.)
- Power board and/or extension leads (only if you have them)
- Dressmakers pins
- Fabric scissors
- 2m 100% wool flannel or 100% wool crepe (another 100% wool fabric in a similar weight & light colour is okay; this will be dyed)
- Rubber Gloves
- Half a metre of fine cotton fabric (poplin) for lining in matching colour to chosen fabric per hat
- Machine thread to match fabric
- 1m of calico
- Pen & notebook
- Ideas, designs, pictures of hats for inspiration
- Hand held mirror
Please bring your own lunch. Morning & afternoon tea provided; but please let us know of any food allergies.
To purchase materials for this workshop, please visit House of Adorn by clicking on this LINK.