Hat Blocks are an essential part of the millinery creative process. Making your own custom blocks is quick and easy to master under the instruction of UK Milliner Ian Bennett. He generously shares all his proven methods to enable you to successfully make durable blocks. Whether you are an experienced milliner or a beginner these techniques will allow you to make a style uniquely your design for your clients.
Drama, perfection, excitement, love and passion. Ian Bennett has worked for Royal milliners, Frederick Rox, Philip Sommerville and Graham Smith, as well as Stephen Jones and Siggi Hats in their incredible workrooms. For Ian, it's about making something brand new, making the exciting and the impossible. It is the sculpture and the excitement that makes every day making hats a truly incredible one.
• Learn to make 3 different hat blocks
• Foam Making Basics • Dome Shaping • Surface Finishing
• Prepare Foam • Upturned Brim
• Recess Collar • Fitting & Finish