Monday, February 25, 2013

Learn Millinery

I have just completed a four day millinery workshop with Master Milliner - Neil Grigg.  Neil is from Sydney and travelled to Rockhampton in Queensland to conduct this workshop.

Just a shed in the backyard but what amazing and creative things came out of this shed over the last four days.

The wonderful thing about Neil's workshop is that you make what you want.  There were 8 in the class and we each made at least 3 pieces in the four days.  Each piece so different but all absolutely amazing.  Here are some photos.

The orchid pattern is cut from the brim of a capeline

Neil Grigg - manipulating parisisal to make a flower.

Flower being placed on headpiece

Another flower made from the brim of a parisisal hood

Check out the studs that just really mix up this piece .

This colour is just amazing - it is a velour felt.

There was even an opportunity to make  bridal headpieces

Black and white is always such a classic - a luscious red silk dupioni bow is the best way to complete this.

What a charming little cocktail hat.

Silk Abaca - such a wonderful colourful and just wonderful to manipulate into sculptural pieces.

The beginning of the guipure lace headpiece.

Guipure headpiece now finished.

So pretty - lace - pleated crin and black roses.