Suzie Mahony - Award Winning Irish Milliner

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Millinery Workshops with Award Winning Milliner Suzie Mahony

My School of Millinery is all about sharing my millinery techniques with budding milliners and ceative minds who have an interest in hats or creating things.  Learning in my workshop environment with all my own blocks and tools shows you first hand how my hats and designs are created.
Conditions:  Should the dates below be unsuitable please contact Suzie to accommodate your special requests.  A minimum of 2 participants required for each workshop.  The dates are flexible and can be altered with reasonable notice by Suzie.  All materials required are supplied by Suzie.  Deposits are non refundable but your booking is transferrable with 5 working days notice. Should you cancel the course without the 5 working days notice the full cost is still payable and your place is not transferable.  Courses run 10 - 5 each day.

Sinamay Hats Workshop  €220/student Dates:   13th May

Enjoy a day of creativity, learning how to manipulate sinamay whilst creating your own headpiece.
Learn how to create a freeform or structured sinamay based headpiece whilst using traditional Millinery techniques. Learn how to use sinamay in many different ways to trim a hat or headpiece such as rolled, loops, folds and more. Embellish your creating using feathers, crin, beading or ribbons. Let your imagination run wild in this workshop as you bring out the best in your creations.

Included: Lunch, Tea/Coffee  All raw materials are supplied by Suzie Mahony Designs.

Blocking Sinamay Hat €350/student, 2 Days Dates:  24th/25th May

Create you own handblocked hat shape from an extensive range of button and percher blocks. This workshop with Suzie will educate you in all the details of creating your own hat from scratch. Covering the basic millinery skills and the techniques you need to complete your design. Educating you in the different weaves and straws that can be used in Millinery. Bringing your creation together by adding the trim you've made and embellishments. How to attach it securely to wear. Choosing and shaping the lining to complete the piece. Your design is fully completed and ready to wear by you!!

Included: Lunch, Tea/Coffee  All materials required are supplied by Suzie.

Felt for Beginners  €220/student,   Dates: tba

Create you own hand blocked felt button, cloche style or small percher hat and get your first introduction to working with felt. During this workshop you will learn how to create you own felt hat from start to finish. Learning how to work with Felt through blocking, pining, steaming, moulding, wiring and trimming. You will complete your hat trimmed in your own style.

Included: Lunch, Tea/Coffee  All materials required are supplied by Suzie.

Feather Manipulation      €220/Student    21st May

Knowing how to manipulate feathers in different ways is a key part of learning Millinery.  This whole day is devoted to teaching you all the various techniques in cutting, curling, striping, twisting, trimming and much more that than be achieved with feathers.  You will create your own feather mount which you can use to trim or add detail to a hat, headpiece or fascinator.  Working with feathers correctly is really important and I cannot stress enough that an elegant feather or trim can make a hat for a special occasion.
Included:  Lunch, tea/coffee.  All materials required are supplied by Suzie.


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