Pinkham Millinery Blog


Upcoming classes for 2015
Here are the dates for my next 3 millinery classes:

Sat. March 7th, 5 - 7pm

Sun. March 8th, 11 - 5pm

Mon. March 9th, 9am - 12pm

Sat. March 21st, 5 - 7pm

Sun. March 22nd, 11 - 5pm

Mon. March 23rd, 9am - 12pm

April 11th, 5 - 7pm

April 12th, 11 - 5pm

April 13th, 9 - 12pm

Intro to Millinery ~ $595

During this weekend workshop you will learn how to steam and block felt and straw,
using traditional millinery techniques on vintage hat blocks. Millinery
is a vast subject, and this workshop will serve as a general
introduction to the craft. In this class you will design and block three
hats: two felt and one straw.

Techniques covered are:
1. Blocking and shaping on wooden millinery blocks
2. Basic millinery related stitches
3. Inserting wire in the brim, and brim edge finishes
4. Measuring headsizes and custom fitting hats
5. Embellishing with decorative trim; ribbons, flowers, felt/straw braids,  veiling and feathers
Some materials included.

*Prerequisite for all other classes, workshops, and lab time.

Private Instruction
One on one instruction with Dayna Pinkham
  • 3 days, 5 hours a day, 15 hours total.    $1,125
  • 2 weeks, 5 hours a day, 50 hours total.  $3,750
  • 1 month, 5 hours a day, 100 hours total. $7,500
Materials available for purchase.

Call or email to sign up!