Poupee and Pressing Tools Workshop at London Hat Week 2015

Poupees on display

Poupee and Pressing Tools Workshop at London Hat Week 2015

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Poupee & Headpiece

In these four sessions you will create your own unique poupee based off of Edwina’s vintage shapes. In between steps you will be shown pressing techniques using pork chops and pressing pads. Poupees and professional pressing can make the difference between the amateur looking hat and a beautifully made couture piece.

A poupee is a most indespensible millinery tool, used in the process of every hat and head piece. It is essential with the positioning of headpiece construction as well as for trimming and fitting veils.

Poupee & veil

Poupee at work

Day 1: 2 hours (Friday 27/3/15 – 9:30am to 11:30am)  Prepping buckram and applying 1st layer

Day 2: 4 hours (Saturday 28/3/15 – 9:30am to 1:30pm)  Cutting, remove form, sewing and adding 2nd layer

Day 3: 3 hours (Sunday 29/3/15 – 10:30am to 1:30pm)  Tarlatan, sewing rope on, paint with varnish

Day 4: 4 hours (Monday 30/3/15 – 9:30am to 1:30pm)  Cut and Cover with batting and calico
Poupees on display

There are a maximum of 10 spaces available and all skill levels are welcome, including beginners.

Course cost: £260 includes materials (students will need to bring their own waterproof apron)

To book your place, please contact Edwina Ibbotson directly by emailing info@edwinaibbotson.co.uk or telephoning 020 7498 5390.

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