An Introduction to Working with Fish Leather: An LHW Masterclass with Jane Fryers
Learn to make an asymmetrical fish leather headband trimmed with salmon leather roses.
This course is a great introduction to working with fish leather. You will make an assymmetrical headband and then create salmon leather roses to decorate it with.
This class is suitable for all skill levels, including beginners, as Jane will teach all the necessary techniques. Most students will be able to create a finished headpiece to take home.
Jane Fryers is an award-winning couture milliner with a love of the unusual. Jane studied millinery at The London College of Fashion and then with Rose Cory, the late Queen Mother’s milliner. In 2004 she was a finalist in the HAT Magazine’s Designer of the Year Competition. Then in 2005 Jane won a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST). This enabled her to take a series of intensive courses on traditional millinery skills at Kensington and Chelsea College and continue her studies with Rose Cory. Since winning her scholarship Jane has been awarded first prize in the Italian Cappelli nel Mondo and second prize in the Feltmakers Design Competition. Both pieces were part of her Rechauffe Collection – making hats from recycled materials. Jane has exhibited at Avec, The London Hat Show at the Meunier Gallery, The SaLon Gallery Art Fair in West London, Hat Works in Stockport, Mosimann’s Private Dining Rooms, the Blue Hat Exhibition in Sydney and PrinjsesHatwalk in The Netherlands.
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.