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Bespoke Block Making Deluxe Course

Regular price $105.00

Winner of the prestigious 2016 Oaks Day Millinery Award, Ian Bennett teaches you techniques he has developed to make blocks for his own millinery business using low cost components often found in the home. Create an elegant large Dior Brim and a creative freeform sculptured headpiece. Each style specifies methods you can use to make your one off style for a unique millinery piece.

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.

WHAT YOU GET
• 2 creative online video lessons D45 - D46
Unlimited lifetime access on any modern device
• Learn to make 2 different hat blocks
2+ hours of comprehensive video tuition
• Correspondence with tutor to answer lesson questions
10% discount on total lesson cost

LESSON DETAILS









D45 - CARD BLOCK FUNDAMENTALS
Make your own blocks using fine card on a wire frame to construct an incredibly strong block to withstand all the push and pull when blocking. With just a few household items you can make blocks in any chosen shape including a client favourite, the classic Dior Brim.

Lesson Modules:
• Blocking Essentials • Making Wire Frame
• Card Covering • Strengthening Block








D46 - FREEFORM CARD BLOCK
This method of free form block making will give you the chance to create a headpiece that is uniquely your design. Fine contours are often too fragile in timber but are incorporated in this technique under the direction of the award-winning Milliner, Ian Bennett.

Lesson Modules:
• Wire Base • Wire Shaping
• Card Covering • Finishing & Attaching

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