Beginner's Hat Making Workshop
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Join us at the historic Ahern House for a beginner's workshop in basic hatmaking. Participants will learn how to build and cover a simple wired frame hat using materials easily found in local stores. No sewing experience is necessary. All materials, including needle and thread, provided in a Hatmaking Kit. Refreshments provided. Workshop will be held in the parlor of the Ahern House on Laurel Street in Texarkana, Arkansas. Cost is $65 per participant. Limit 15 participants.
The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the basic tools and techniques used in making wire framed hats. In addition, participants will learn how to cover the finished frame with fashion fabric and add embellishments such as feathers. The methods demonstrated apply to building wire frame hat bases only and do NOT include blocking felt.
Workshop will be held in the parlor of the historic Ahern House on Laurel Street in Texarkana, Arkansas. The workshop is scheduled for September 29, 2012 from 10a.m. to approximately 4p.m. (We can stay later for those who need a little more time to complete the project). Cost is $65 per participant. Limit 15 participants. Registration deadline is September 21, 2012.
Contents of the Hatmaking Kit:
- pre-cut buckrham
- small wire cutters
- wrapped wire, 19g
- felt for interlining
- double folded bias tape
- pre-cut lining material
- fashion fabric (choose your fabric during workshop)
- embellishment assortment (choose from feathers, beads, bangles and bows)
- illustrated guide to basic sewing
- printed paper pattern for the project
- printed paper pattern for two more hat styles
- list of suppliers (local)
- list of suppliers (web)
- historic notes and visual resources
- list of suggested reading