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Contemporary Cockades Deluxe Course

Regular price $115.00 AUD


Louise Macdonald has mastered traditional cockade trims and teaches you how to adapt for contemporary styled headwear, whether for a saucer hat, halo headband or trans-seasonal headpiece. In this course she teaches you an intricate and practical system to ensure each fold is precise to bring the cockade together to create a gorgeous result. Understanding qualities of different Petersham is vital and Louise details this thoroughly as you prepare, measure, pleat and adorn the versatile ribbon. Enjoy taking this time honoured skill to a new level of contemporary design.

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

• 3 creative on-demand lessons
Unlimited access on any modern device
• Learn to make headwear in your own time
3+ hours of comprehensive video tuition
• Pattern downloads
• Tutor correspondence included

CONTEMPORARY COCKADES
DELUXE COURSE


 

LESSON PLAN

COCKADE HEADPIECE
Creating Cockades is all about manipulating the humble Petersham ribbon. Your tutor Louise Macdonald guides you through this lesson with her detailed techniques, to ensure each fold is uniform. Although used as a traditional trim for a vintage cloche, discover how to tailor the cockade for an innovative headpiece or unique headband.

Lesson Modules:
• Ribbon Fundamentals • Pleating Process
• Cockade Cloche • Beret Cockade

SAUCER COCKADE

Create a larger cockade with this ‘FerrisWheel ’ style to adorn a saucer hat as you explore essential precision folding and invisible stitching. Louise Macdonald's methodology in this lesson helps you to perfect this creative cockade every time for a simple trim, a brooch or a striking millinery feature.

Lesson Modules:
• Initial Folding • Creating a Circlet
• Cockade Saucer • Adorn Cockade

RIBBON ORIGAMI

Learn to assemble a floral cockade to trim hats in your size preference, depending on width of ribbon you choose. A decorative hat band can also be achieved using this technique, plus explore the possibilities using alternative materials. Be inspired as Louise Macdonald shares her love of cockades with you.

Lesson Modules:
• Cockade Preparation • Ribbon Design
• Floral Cockade • Final Assembly
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.
LESSON ASSISTANCE
Access online contact with your tutor for three months to ask lesson specific questions and feedback.

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.


LESSON ASSISTANCE
Access online contact with your tutor for three months to ask lesson specific questions and feedback.

CONTEMPORARY COCKADES
DELUXE COURSE


 

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

Millinery Product Kit - Discounted materials for this course.

CONTEMPORARY COCKADES DELUXE COURSE


 

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

Millinery Product Kit - Discounted materials for this course.