Feathers – What You Need to Know – Workshop – 2hrs
Feathers are as many and varied as the birds they come from and the hats they are added to. However, they all have similarities, and you can use many techniques on most feathers. This workshop is committed to showing you what you need to know to use feathers in your millinery.
What will we teach?
Types of feathers and their anatomy
What feathers you can use
How to manipulate feathers
If you have already done one of my feather classes or want to go deeper, you can book for my more advanced featherwork class.
All levels, no previous experience required
Max 6 students
What to bring:
A selection of feathers. There are plenty of feathers to purchase on the day if you prefer. The larger the variety, the more chance you will get to practice. If you someone who likes a list, get the following feathers:
Turkey Broads (Wing feathers)
Ostrich (any size)
Coque (rooster) tail
Sharp scissors (fabric scissors are perfect). A small pair with a sharp point is also good
Millinery wire (any gauge) a few scraps is all that is necessary
Quick-drying glue like 450 or UHU All Purpose
Needles (different sizes)
A scrap of felt, a hat base, or even a finished hat (to practice attaching some feathers)
Hair curling or straightening iron
Superglue (Locktight Gell type)
A cutting mat and rotary cutter
Heatproof gloves (hairdresser style)