Monday, April 7, 2008

For Hat Lovers...*

I received this email from my friend Eia:

I'll be teaching a week-long hat course this coming August at Ox-Bow, the School of the Art Institute's summer location in Saugatuck Michigan. Registration is open to both matriculating students looking for degree credit as well as those just interested in learning a few different straw hat techniques while being outdoors. Details about Ox-Bow and course registration can be found at

Email with questions.

Here's the course info:

FASH 602 001
Headwear Design: Straw Sculpture
August 17-August 23, 2008
1 credit hour
Instructor: Eia Radosavljevic
$100 Lab Fee

In this course students create headwear ranging from conventional to avant-garde using millinery straw in three different forms—flat yardage, braided, and traditional “hood” or “capeline.” Beginning with traditional techniques, students are encouraged to venture into non-traditional straw sculpting, inspired by the nature that surrounds them. Investigation and discussion of the historical, haute couture, functional, spiritual, or social roles of headwear will follow a visual presentation. No prior hand-sewing experience is necessary. The supply list is provided in advance, and more difficult to find source materials are provided by the instructor and included in the lab fee.
* The skirt has nothing to do with the post. It is gratuitous. But if you must know, it's a Blue Sky Alpaca knitting pattern. I love it except it has a tendency to drop down at any moment despite all the elastic I threaded in the waistband. Sigh. So I wear it very little.


PhantomMinuet said...

You rang? :-)

I can't tell you how much I wish I could be in Michigan to take this course. Alas, no.

the_lazymilliner said...

Phantomminuet - doesn't it sound like fun? I wish I could go too!