~Classic Fedoras and Homburgs~
This class will cover how to stiffen and hand block traditional fur felt fedoras and homburgs using open crown blocks. We will create crown “creases” and “indents” by hand along with curled brims, clean cut brim edges, and grosgrain edging by both hand and machine. A variety of hat band styles will also be explored. The class includes complete supplies for two fur felt hats along with your lunch each day. A basic sewing kit will be needed.
Class Time: 3 sessions, 6 1/2 hours each including a lunch break
Maximum Class Size: 12 people
***Email Mela at email@example.com for:
-Discount info on groups of 3 or more per class
-Discount info for one student enrolling in all 3 classes
-Your lunch preference (you’re vegan, you’re vegetarian, you don’t eat chicken, you eat anything!)
All classes will be held at Fullerton College’s Costume Shop Room 1129 (upstairs, no elevator access). Maps, hotel and further info will be sent out.
Jane Smith started making hats for theatre and film in 1968, and works in felt, straw, buckram, plastic and fabric in her London studio. Her hats can be seen in such films as The Duchess, Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, The Invisible Woman, Pan, The Iron Lady and 47 Ronin. She is currently working on Belgravia and Ammonite, both set in 1840’s. Please visit Jane’s website for more.