Couture Handmade Floral Crowns and Headbands
Would you like to make beautiful accessories, explore your creativity, have fun and learn a new skill? This is an introductory course for those who wish to create intricate headpieces for all types of occasions, from weddings and race events to parties and festivals using the traditional skill of flower-making...
Taught by: Joanne Edwards.
Would you like to make beautiful accessories, explore your creativity, have fun and learn a new skill? This is an introductory course for those who wish to create intricate headpieces for all types of occasions, from weddings and race events to parties and festivals using the traditional skill of flower-making. 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 together with sewing and hand-making skills.
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
- other decorative techniques to enhance your creative work.
By the end of the course you will leave with at least one finished headpiece, lots of fabric flower samples (which may be used for other accessories) plus a sketchbook of ideas for future work at home.
Entry requirements: None, apart from being able to hand sew.
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
Please bring to the first session:
Dressmaking pins (30 x 0.60mm)
A4 notebook or sketchbook
Paper scissors and fabric scissors
Uhu glueBag or small box to take items home
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