Master Milliner, Louise Macdonald has been designing headwear with buntal straws for her label over many years. Louise's love for buntal straws led to developing innovative techniques to create stylish caps and berets for smart casual wear or a day at the races. The bias weave and strength of the buntal straw presents the perfect material to create this stylish headwear for your customers.
Louise Macdonald has been making hats for well over 25 years and her signature style often features fluid hand sculpted straw trims and shapes creating unique adornments for the head.
Louise trained in London, UK as a theatrical milliner making hats for productions such as Pride and Prejudice and House Of Elliot. Since returning to Melbourne Australia in 1995 she began making fashion pieces and now her millinery year is dominated by the Melbourne Cup.
Over the years, Louise has taught at various tertiary colleges, presented at international workshops / conventions and offered millinery courses from her Melbourne studio.
WHAT YOU GET
• Learn to make headwear in your own time
• Tutor correspondence included
BUNTAL CAPS & BERETS
• Straw Fundamentals • Sideband Design
• Assemble Bandeau • Shaping Peak
• Straw Preparation • Sideband Process
• Creating Bandeau • Finishing & Trim
LEARN IN YOUR OWN TIME
You have unlimited access to all your lessons so you can return to modules and recap on specific skills.
VARIETY OF INSTRUCTION
Be inspired by millinery tuition that covers practical technical skills, creative techniques and industry knowledge.
Access online contact with your tutor for three months to ask lesson specific questions and feedback.