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Introduction to Millinery: Making a Hat

Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
16 years and over
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Course dates

  • Wed, 5 Oct '22   6pm – 9pm EDT - done
  • Thu, 6 Oct '22   6pm – 9pm EDT - done


Millinery is an age-old art and craft that is rewarding, possibly addictive, and highly prized. Once familiar with the basic skills, you can create numerous styles and shapes in many different mediums for Winter, Summer, Autumn, and Spring. They can be as elaborate, sophisticated, outrageous, or as casual as you wish…a hat for any occasion.​

In this workshop, you will learn the basic skills and history of millinery and use that knowledge to craft one hat, from start to finish!. You will develop the techniques to mold, shape, and style a hat (straw or felt) on a wooden hat block and finish it off by sewing by hand or machine. While some hand-sewing experience might be helpful it is certainly not necessary. By the end of the workshop, you will leave wearing your handcrafted treasure.


Single w/Supply Fee
Course ticket - for all 2 dates.


Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105