Class: Gilded Age Straw Hat with Mela (April 20th)

$ 275.00 each

Learn to make a braided Straw hat in the style of the Gilded Age! We will learn techniques to shape the hat, and see examples of ways we can personalize our trimmings.

Saturday, April 20, 2024: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm (Arrival at 9:30 am) at Willow Pass Community Center (Sunroom), 2748 E Olivera Rd, Concord, CA 94519.

This class is for intermediate or advanced sewists. No Beginners, please. We will move quickly.

Students will provide:

  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing kit (thimble, needles, thread, pins and scissors)
  • Reading glasses, notebook and pencil

Instructor will provide:

  • Hat Kit for each student, including straw braid, wire, crinoline, solve, sweatband, thread, size 16 needles, pattern paper, lining, millinery needles. The kit will not include hat trimmings.
  • Demonstration of a variety of trimmings and include materials options for those signing up for the class so they could purchase ahead of time and decorate in the class.

About the Instructor:

Mela Hoyt-Heydon is a union costume designer, retired Professor/Chairman of the Theatre Arts Dept. at Fullerton College, founding member of both Costumers Guild West and Costume College, Dean of Costume College twice and Past President of Costumer’s Guild West. She is a member of Costume Society of America, USITT, and was a member of the Smithsonian’s Copp Family Textiles Research Team. She owns Atelier Mela, which creates millinery and costumes primarily for the entertainment industry. In 2020, she and her team’s hats and “shop dressing” were featured in the opening of Tokyo Disneyland’s new Fantasyland. In 2045, over 100 of her designs and fabrications will be featured in the Frozen, Peter Pan and Tangled areas of the new Fantasy Springs located in Tokyo Disney Sea. Mela received her MFA in design from the University of California, Irvine; studied art history at Kings College, London and trained under Rose Corey, milliner to the Queen Mum in London. Her millinery shop is located in the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem Oregon.

https://ateliermela.net/

$275 for the class, including hat kit

Class size is limited to 18 people.  Reserve your spot now!

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Learn to make a braided Straw hat in the style of the Gilded Age! We will learn techniques to shape the hat, and see examples of ways we can personalize our trimmings.

Saturday, April 20, 2024: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm (Arrival at 9:30 am) at Willow Pass Community Center (Sunroom), 2748 E Olivera Rd, Concord, CA 94519.

This class is for intermediate or advanced sewists. No Beginners, please. We will move quickly.

Students will provide:

  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing kit (thimble, needles, thread, pins and scissors)
  • Reading glasses, notebook and pencil

Instructor will provide:

  • Hat Kit for each student, including straw braid, wire, crinoline, solve, sweatband, thread, size 16 needles, pattern paper, lining, millinery needles. The kit will not include hat trimmings.
  • Demonstration of a variety of trimmings and include materials options for those signing up for the class so they could purchase ahead of time and decorate in the class.

About the Instructor:

Mela Hoyt-Heydon is a union costume designer, retired Professor/Chairman of the Theatre Arts Dept. at Fullerton College, founding member of both Costumers Guild West and Costume College, Dean of Costume College twice and Past President of Costumer’s Guild West. She is a member of Costume Society of America, USITT, and was a member of the Smithsonian’s Copp Family Textiles Research Team. She owns Atelier Mela, which creates millinery and costumes primarily for the entertainment industry. In 2020, she and her team’s hats and “shop dressing” were featured in the opening of Tokyo Disneyland’s new Fantasyland. In 2045, over 100 of her designs and fabrications will be featured in the Frozen, Peter Pan and Tangled areas of the new Fantasy Springs located in Tokyo Disney Sea. Mela received her MFA in design from the University of California, Irvine; studied art history at Kings College, London and trained under Rose Corey, milliner to the Queen Mum in London. Her millinery shop is located in the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem Oregon.

https://ateliermela.net/

$275 for the class, including hat kit

Class size is limited to 18 people.  Reserve your spot now!

Date

April 20, 2024

Time

10:00am to 6:00pm

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