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Hats For Dolls & Bears Course

Included with STUDIO
Annual membership

Regular price $115.00 AUD

Adapted from traditional millinery methods, Master Milliner Elaine Mergard teaches creative miniature hats for dolls, teddy bears and beloved pets. Learn how to make a variety of hats using supplied patterns and hat blocks you can make yourself. With nine different styles, each hat will add to the costuming giving your dolls and bears a fresh personality.

With over 50 years of hat making experience and decades of teaching millinery, Elaine Mergard’s mission is to help create the next generation of milliners by teaching techniques enabling each student to develop their unique creativity.

At the 2017 Hats Off to Adelaide Millinery Conference, Elaine was honoured by her peers and was inducted into the Millinery Association of Australia ‘Hall of Fame’ for her contribution to millinery in Australia and beyond.


WHAT YOU GET

• 4 comprehensive video lessons
• 5+ hours of tuition on demand
Unlimited lifetime access on any modern device
• Learn to make headwear in your own time
Tutor correspondence for lesson questions

LESSON PLAN

CLASSIC PICTURE HATS
Learn to create Miniature hats using fabric to match your costume. Whether a droop brim Picture hat or an upturned brim style complete your headwear with a quality finish.

Lesson Modules:
• Picture Hat Crown • Creating the Brim
• Hat Assembly

VINTAGE POKE BONNETS

To give your doll or bear a Vintage look, create a 19th Century Poke Bonnet with either a silk brim or a braid straw brim. Learn to colour tint your fabric, straw and trims to match.

Lesson Modules:
• Poke Bonnet Crown • Poke Bonnet Brim
• Bonnet Assembly • Braid Straw Bonnet Brim

CUSTOM CLOCHE AND SUN HATS

Give your Doll or Bear that classic style with a silk Cloche Hat. Using braid straws and sinamay, create straw brims to go with flat or dome crown. Learn to make your own hat blocks and brim shapes for adorable Summer hats or Boaters.

Lesson Modules:
• Classic Cloche • Trimming Options • Prepare Straw
• Sun Hat • Boater Hats

FELT HATS AND TRADITIONAL BERET

Venture into making simple hat blocks to shape several Felt hat styles - a cheerful Top Hat, a Felt Cloche, Fedora or Cowboy Hat and a Parisian Beret using natural or synthetic felt.

Lesson Modules:
• Felt Top Hat • Felt Beret • Mini Hat Block
• Fedora, Cowboy & Cloche
LEARN IN YOUR OWN TIME
You have unlimited lifetime 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 lifetime 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.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

Millinery Requirements - Materials for this course.
Hat Blocks - Quality hat blocks with free shipping worldwide.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

Millinery Requirements - Materials for this course.
Hat Blocks - Hat blocks with free shipping worldwide.