Pleated Silk

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    Pleated Silk

    This one day workshop is focused on using an alternative material other than sinamay, felt or straw. Using buckram as a sturdy foundation you will begin to learn and understand the different techniques involved, giving you an edge to your millinery work. Throughout the day you will be guided through the process of blocking buckram, interfacing, attaching pleats of silk and making a couture lining which you are then shown how to stitch into your button creating a beautiful one of a kind piece.

    Introduction to buckram

    What is buckram • How buckram blocks
    Different stiffness of buckram and what’s right for you
    Blocking and wiring process • Block buckram
    Interface and wire • Why we use tarlatan • Working with pleats of silk
    Layering the silk pleats • Attaching pleated silk pieces • Make a couture lining
    Adorn your finished headpiece with embellishment


    Make sure you understand the different processes involved with blocking buckram

    This course is also available to book as private, one-to-one, tuition for £165.00 inc VAT
    For group or block bookings please contact us using the link below.
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