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.
• Learn to make 2 different hat blocks
• Blocking Essentials • Making Wire Frame
• Wire Base • Wire Shaping