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December 9 - December 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you fascinated with fascinators? Do you have a holiday outfit that you want to make fabulous by adding a handmade hat from the same material? Learn how to shape buckram, a versatile foundation material, over a wooden balsa hat form to form the base of your fascinator and then cover it with the fabric of your choice. On the first day, we’ll look at a slideshow for inspiration, do a bit of sketching, and then ‘block’ our buckram and wire it. On the next day we meet, we’ll cover our base with the material of our choice and then add a lining. This class is open to absolute beginners as well as experienced sewers, as long as you can hold a needle and thread, you can make a hat! This class is all hand-sewing and will not use the sewing machine.

Materials Students must bring: woven fabric (not drapery or stretchy, it must have body), satin lining and hair dryer (to dry the buckram quickly)

Jasmin Zorlu was born in Germany and raised in the wonderlands of Iceland and Japan, where she developed a fascination for all things modern and minimal. Her artist mother took her to art museums and galleries all over the world, which inspired her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Art History. However, in her junior year of college in Michigan, she took a theatrical millinery course and became hooked by the sculptural possibilities of the powerful accessory of the HAT. At this point, she has been designing and making headwear for 25 years, with a brief foray as a corporate footwear designer.  Jasmin’s futuristic headwear is elegantly designed and transcends traditional notions of time and space. Her hat creations have been highlighted internationally in such magazines as O- The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily and Jute Magazine to name a very few. Jasmin splits her time between Santa Fe and NYC where for 3 1/2 years she taught millinery to fashion students at Parsons School of Design as an Adjunct Professor.

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This class requires a minimum of 3 students for the class to run. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.

Non-Member: $150 (Member $135)

Material Fee: $30
Material fee is paid at first class meeting.