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Shape and Sculpt a 40s Style Sinamay Percher: An LHW Masterclass with Jaycow

  • London Bridge Hive 1 Melior Place London, England, SE1 3SZ United Kingdom (map)

Get a taste of how quick and easy it is to shape and sculpt sinamay into a hat without using a hat block. 

This workshop will enable you to create a unique, hand-formed 40s style percher using different techniques to manipulate sinamay. Experience the fun of shaping sinamay to create a professionally finished hat.

During this workshop you will learn the skills needed to create a percher and how to make beautiful trims for your unique hat. With a bit of imagination and creativity, Jaycow will demonstrate how these techniques can be used to create other types of hat shapes as well.

This workshop is suitable for beginners. If you are a proficient sewer you should have time to complete your percher and some trimmings during the class.

Jaycow started her millinery journey at London College of Fashion in 2004. She also trained with Rose Cory, Royal Milliner to the late Queen Mother. Jaycow introduced the craft of bespoke millinery to the Hong Kong fashion scene in 2005 and her designs have crowned the heads of famous pop music icons, actors, socialites, brides and hat lovers. Her creations have been showcased in Hong Kong, Japan, the USA, China and the United Kingdom. Now based in Toronto, Jaycow is expanding her bespoke millinery business to North America. Her love of millinery has led her to become a teacher, and she has taught workshops in Hong Kong, the USA, Australia and China.

Tea and coffee will be provided and there will be a 1 hour break for lunch. Students can bring their own lunch or purchase something to eat from one of the nearby cafes or restaurants.

All materials will be provided although students are welcome to bring their own sewing kit if they would prefer.