Couture Handmade Floral Crowns and Headbands

Would you like to make fun, unique statement headpieces, explore your creativity and gain new hand-making skills? This is a Beginners’ course for those who wish to create eye-catching headpieces for festivals and parties. This course is low-tech and no previous skills are required, as long as you can hand-sew then this course will be suitable...

Taught by: Joanne Edwards.

Description

Would you like to make fun, unique statement headpieces, explore your creativity and gain new hand-making skills? 

This is a Beginners’ course for those who wish to create eye-catching headpieces for festivals and parties. This course is low-tech and no previous skills are required, as long as you can hand-sew then this course will be suitable.

You will develop your design ideas, creativity and making skills using fabric flowers. You will learn how to incorporate bead work and decorative techniques to enhance your work. You will also learn how to construct wire hairbands on which to attach flowers and other trimmings. 

By the end of the course you will leave with at least one finished headpiece and many ideas for continued development of your work at home.

Topics covered include:

  • how to create both traditional and innovative floral patterns in various fabrics including silk, with an emphasis on using fresh flowers as inspiration
  • how to use traditional iron tools to create fabric flowers
  • how to construct wire hairbands on which to attach flowers and other trimmings
  • how to make and attach a veil
  • other decorative techniques to enhance your creative work

Design is in the detail with accessories! Statement trims, fastenings, textural qualities and use of colour will all be considered. Playful experimentation and creative development are key so if you have lots of ideas, want to experiment with fabrics and can hand sew and embellish, then this class will be suitable.

By the end of the course you will leave with at least one finished piece headpiece, plus a sketchbook of ideas for your portfolio for further study and design exploration.

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements: None, apart from being able to hand sew.








Tutor information

Joanne Edwards worked within the fashion industry for ten years, designing womenswear and bridal dresses before starting up her own range of headwear and accessories in 2012. She studied under innovative milliner Noel Stewart, before working for couture milliner Edwina Ibbotson and fashion milliner to the celebrities Piers Atkinson. Joanne creates hand crafted bespoke hats and accessories for private clients and special events, such as Royal Ascot. She also collaborates on fashion and headwear projects, for brands including Vidal Sassoon.

Please see Joanne's website: www.joanneedwardsmillinery.com


Materials

Please bring to the first session:

  • Apron
  • Thimble/sewing needles
  • Dressmaking pins (30 x 0.60mm)
  • Measuring tape
  • A4 notebook or sketchbook 
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Sellotape
  • Uhu glue
  • Bag or small box to take items home


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
11/09/2017 - 15/09/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket