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Fascinator Workshop

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Sunday, 31 March, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Virna Pasquinelli Millinery Studio Guildford Uk GU1 1HZ

Learn traditional couture millinery techniques to make your very own fascinator. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day or a beautiful experience to share with your mum.

In this 3 to 4 hours workshop you will learn how to make beautiful sinamay butterflies using origami techniques, how to trim and shape feathers, how to make sculptural sinamay twists and how to decorate your very own fascinator and hand paint it with natural dyes.

What is sinamay?
Sinamay is one of the most popular hat-making foundations in the world. It is woven from the processed stalks of the abaca tree, a banana palm native to the Philippines. Abaca fibre is three times stronger than cotton or silk, and a fabric made from 100% abaca can last for over 100 years. As a result, sinamay holds a very firm shape. Because it is a natural fibre, it holds colour beautifully.

We supply materials and all basic sewing equipment for this workshop, but please bring your own if you prefer.

Hand sewing skills are an advantage but not essential.

Each class involves in-depth demonstrations and expert tips accompanied by carefully prepared instructions to take home and practice what you have learned.

Tea, coffee bisquits and some nibbles will be provided. And we’ll be finishing the class with a celebratory glass of bubbly.

Please bring along an apron and a small box to take away your handmade work.

All classes are kept to a maximum of 6 pupils so each individual is guaranteed full attention in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

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