Suzie Mahony - Award Winning Irish Milliner

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Millinery Workshops with Suzie Mahony

My School of Millinery is all about sharing 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 - 4 each day.

Sinamay Hats Workshop  €220/student Date:  2nd November 2018

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Why not learn to make a beautiful headpiece using one of the most versatile fabrics used in Millinery Sinamay.  Suzie will demonstrate some basic techniques and then you can let your imagination run wild.  Creating a base using traditional millinery techniques.  In addition you will learn how to create many different design elements from sinamay which you may use to trim your headpiece. All the raw materials for this workshop are provided from the vast collection in the workshop.

Blocking Sinamay Hat €250/student,   Date:  10th November 2018

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Create you own handblocked hat from the collection of blocks from button style to percher blocks. This workshop will show you how to block your hat from scratch using traditional millinery techniques.  You will learn about the different weaves that may be used in blocking and create your own trim to complete your hat. How to attach the trim securely, lining your hat, adding elastics for wearing.

Felt for Beginners  €220/student,   Dates: 26th October 2018

Create you own hand blocked felt button 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    Dates: 24th November 2018

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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