Starts: 23 Apr 2022
Millinery Masterclass: Vintage Hats and Headpieces
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Use buckram as a foundation for a fabric covered vintage style hat or headpiece
- Use a flat pattern and blocking to construct a vintage style hat or headpiece
- Use appropriate techniques and finishing methods to construct a hat
- Identify and use professional techniques for keeping a vintage style hat or headpiece securely attached to the head
- Returning and advanced students can negotiate and adapt the set project with the tutor depending on previous experience
Class format and activities
This course will be held online via the digital learning platform Microsoft Teams. This enables live camera connection via your computer, phone or tablet. During course hours you will work online with demonstrations, video and links provided by your tutor. Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis with each session being a mixture of lectures, discussions and individual work. To get the most from this course some study or completion of activities outside of class time may be required. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor alongside group work to share learning. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above.
This is a mixed level course. All are welcome. Basic hand sewing skills are essential Students must be able to speak, read and write in English Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential
What you need to know before you enrol
Enrolment closes one week before the course commences in order for materials to be purchased. This course will be delivered entirely online, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join, prior to the start of your course. You will need an Internet connection, a PC or laptop, smart phone or tablet. Benefit from a free Microsoft Office account with Email, MS Teams, Office Apps and much more for the academic year in which you enrol. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. You will be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow college procedures as advised.
What you need
You will need an Internet connection, a PC or laptop, smart phone or tablet. You must provide your own fabrics, trimmings, haberdashery, etc. and will receive a list of materials required prior to the course start date. You will also need a basic sewing kit which includes: Hand sewing needles. Pins. Thimble. Sewing thread. Tape measure. Small jewellery type pliers/wire cutters. Sharp fabric scissors. Paper cutting scissors. Pencil and notebook/sketch pad. An apron to protect your clothes.
What you can do next
We run a variety of other millinery and specialist courses. Please consult the course guide or https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/subject-areas/visual-arts/fashion/