Thursday, October 6, 2011

Couture Millinery Fascinator Class in LA

Fascinator by Lee Duncan

I also want to let you know about another great class available in Los Angeles on October 15th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM! I have taken classes from Lee and she's so much fun. Plus, whether you're a beginner or advanced milliner, Lee will teach you new skills and techniques that you will use over and over. Here's the download on her class:

More than a simple fascinator class, this class will teach frame making and covering; millinery trim, including feather work, and more. Various demonstrations using popular millinery materials (jinsin, crinoline, sinamay, etc.) will be given in class. Learn skills that apply to all couture millinery. All fascinator supplies are included in class fee. Please bring scissors, pins, thread, measuring tape, and needles. 

Although you will complete a buckram frame (wiring, stitching, etc.), finished frames will be provided so that you may cover and trim an additional hat(s), depending on your skill set and time. 

  • A fee discount applies to blog members--$180 members, $225 non-members). Registration fee now due. 
  • A non-refundable fee of $40 will apply should you cancel the class within eight (8) days of the class start date. 
  • For those registering from 1 to 8 days of the class and decide to cancel, the $40 non-refundable fee will also apply. 

Please contact Lee at for additional information. Feel free to make payment through PayPal.

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Torrance Cultural Arts Center
330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Steampunk Hat Class | Clockwork Couture in Burbank

Steampunk Hat Class for Halloween

There's a very cool steampunk store called Clockwork Couture located in Burbank, California that sells hats designed by my teacher, Jill Pfieffer, and another brilliant designer, Shurie Southcott. They are  offering a hat trimming class with Jill on October 16th! You can bring a hat you want to rework or purchase a top hat or bowler made by Jill to trim. They'll be serving tea and scones. Plus, you're bound to meet some other cool people while you're there!

Please note - due to circumstances the class has been rescheduled. Please check the Clockwork Couture website for updates.

October 16th 1-4pm

Clockwork Couture
617 South Main Street
Burbank, CA 91506