Summer Festival Crowns and Headbands (Weekend)
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.
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. During the session 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.
Course level Beginners - please note that you should have some basic hand sewing skills for this course
Who is the course aimed at?
Anyone wishing to develop their creativity and hand making skills. Anyone with an interest in fashion headpieces and millinery headwear.
What will I take away from the course? You will take away knowledge of how to design, construct and decorate floral crowns. You will leave with one or more headbands and inspiration for further design work at home.
What are the key topics the course will cover?
- Looking at inspiration on catwalks
- Decorative techniques for floral crowns
- How to construct wire frames
- Design work and assembling flowers on crowns
What will I achieve?
- Design skills whilst looking at colour, balance and proportion
- Wire work
- Decorative techniques
- Development of hand-sewing skills
- Key suppliers for future work outside of course
This course is taught as practical workshops
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
- Thimble/sewing needles
- Dressmaking pins (30 x 0.60mm)
- Measuring tape
- Fabric scissors
- Sketchbook (A4 or A3 size)
- UHU glue
- If you have a digital camera or camera phone, it would be useful to bring along.
- Bag or small box to take items home