Crystal is an artist and designer who seeks to connect stories and histories though the textiles we live in and with. Her current project, Night Shade Built, is a collection of hand made hats and headwear.
In her four-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to the skills needed to hand block and finish a straw hat of their design. We will block/hand-sculpt the hat with millinery quality straw on vintage millinery blocks, covering classic and modern millinery shaping methods and techniques. We will finish our hats, covering embellishments and different brim edge techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring images, inspiration and sketches for their hat and any embellishment they wish to use on it. All participants will receive a handout on millinery suppliers and other purveyors of the millinery and hat making trade. Needles, threads, wires, grosgrain ribbon, trims and 1 straw base is included in the class!
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