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UPCYCLING A SWEATER, WEAVING OR FELTED PIECE INTO A HAT with Jasmin Zorlu

November 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you have a favorite cashmere or merino sweater that has outlived its wearability? Have you woven a spectacular small piece on a loom that you would love to wear? Or perhaps you have felted a small piece from wool roving in a workshop yet you don't know what to do with it? In this class you will earn a variety of draping techniques that Jasmin has developed over the past decade and apply them to make your very own cloche, turban, or beret. You will be using a wooden balsa hat form to drape your material into a hat. Jasmin will also be showing you how to make different trims to jazz up your hat. 

Materials Students must bring: A cashmere or merino sweater to cut up and drape, embroidery thread to match or contrast your sweater, embroidery needle (available to purchase), straight pins, a button if desire (available to purchase)

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 pursuing 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 are 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. Splitting her time between Santa Fe and NY City, where, for 3 1/2 years, she taught millinery to fashion students at Parsons School of Design as an adjunct, Professor.  http://www.jasminzorlu.com

video clip…    http://www.jasminzorlu.com/new-gallery-2/2015/3/15/jasmin-zorlus-hats

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

Non-Member: $75 (Member $65)

Material Fee: $5
Material fee is paid at first class meeting.