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Fosshape Masterclass with Jaycow from Toronto


Block & Sculpt Leather

New Approach, Innovative Material

During this workshop Jaycow will take you through working with Fosshape from the very beginning.

You will learn how to block cocktail hat shapes using Fosshape to create statement cocktail hats. Jaycow will show techniques in covering the shapes with leather, fabric or other millinery materials. Jaycow will also teach how to create stunning trimmings with Wonderflex (also in the thermoplastics family). You will get hands on practice to create trims to finish your blocked Fosshape cocktail hat.

From this workshop you will gain a good working understanding of Fosshape and Wonderflex, which are the 2 main thermoplastic materials that are taking millinery creations and skills to the next level. You’ll finish the class with a finished hat and a pocket full of design inspiration on using these new materials. Basic sewing skills and a creative eye are a must. Understanding of blocking is essential.

Fee: $250.00 (or $700.00 for all 3 of Jaycow’s classes) All materials and lunch are included.

Jaycow started her millinery journey at London College of Fashion in 2004. She also trained with Rose Cory, Royal Milliner to the late Queen Mother. Jaycow introduced the craft of bespoke millinery to the Hong Kong fashion scene in 2005 and her designs have crowned the heads of famous pop music icons, actors, socialites, brides and hat lovers. Her creations have been showcased in Hong Kong, Japan, the USA, China and the United Kingdom. Now based in Toronto, Jaycow is expanding her bespoke millinery business to North America. Her love of millinery has led her to become a teacher, and she has taught workshops in Hong Kong, the USA, Australia and China.