Unveiled - The Craft of Millinery

‘Unveiled - The Craft of Millinery’

8-10 May 2019 at The Art Workers' Guild | 11-12 May 2019 at Fenwick of Bond Street

Unveiled: The Craft Of Millinery | Exhibition

8-10 May 2019 | 11am

Unveiled: The Craft Of Millinery | Exhibition

Rachel Trevor Morgan, Noel Stewart and Edwina Ibbotson have curated a hat exhibition as part of London Craft Week to celebrate our fabulous craft of millinery.

We are working with the support of Fenwick, the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers and the Artworkers Guild who are hosting the event.

The exhibition showcases hats from 14 milliners, chosen for their craftsmanship and originality of their designs. Each designer will demonstrate a particular discipline and technique. Displays showing the workings of each hat at various stages will be available so that visitors can better understand what goes into the craft of millinery.

Price: Free admission
Date and time: 8 May 2019, 11am-6pm | 9-10 May 2019, 11am-8pm
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

A Piece of Pi: Pattern Cutting De-mystified

8 May 2019 | 11am

A Piece of Pi: Pattern Cutting De-mystified

Karen Henriksen (Milliner) will cover the basics of pattern cutting, demonstrating and expanding on the techniques covered in her book ‘Design and Make Fashion Hats’. You are invited to bring your own hats and patterns as the emphasis will be on the Q&A section of the talk.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £22, booking is essential
Date and time: 8 May 2019, 11am
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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Artist and Milliner, Compare and Contrast

8 May 2019 | 2pm

Artist and Milliner, Compare and Contrast

Bridget Bailey (Artist) and Edwina Ibbotson (Milliner) give an illustrated discussion about their work, careers and obsessions. From extreme blocking, perfectly matched dyeing to millinery entomology.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £22, booking is essential
Date and time: 8 May 2018, 2pm
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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Meeting the Craftsmen of Ecuador behind The Panama

8 May 2019 | 4pm

Meeting the Craftsmen of Ecuador behind The Panama

Carole Denford has trekked throughout Ecuador, through jungle, along coasts and to small villages, meeting the men, women and entire families who are without doubt the ‘craftsmen of the “Panama Hat”. Learn about the process that goes into making the Ecuadorian signature hat including the art of weaving a Panama hat.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £22, booking is essential
Date and time: 8 May 2019, 4pm
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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Laser Cut Flower Making and Trims

9 May 2019 | 11am

The Season Hats: Laser Cut Flower Making and Trims

Exploring the use of laser cutting technology to create a range of flowers and trims to adorn hats and headpieces. The process will be demonstrated from the drawn files within Adobe Illustrator to the hand finishing of the flowers and trims in a range of materials, with a video screening of the laser cutter in action. Paul Stafford trained at the Royal College of Art before launching The Season Hats. His laser cut pieces have earned him places in the British Fashion Council's Headonism and NEWGEN initiatives.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £22, booking is essential
Date and time: 9 May 2019, 11am
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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Crafting the Unknown

9 May 2019 | 2pm

Crafting the Unknown

As a process led milliner, Jo Miller discusses her experimental and unique approach to designing and creating millinery by looking specifically at different examples from her past work. Focusing on the importance of craft within her work and the relationship between technique, material and process.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £22, booking is essential
Date and time: 9 May 2018, 2pm
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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A Wire Work Masterclass

9 May 2019 | 4pm

Harvy Santos: A Wire Work Masterclass

Known for his couture hats and quirky headpieces that fuses traditional techniques with new materials, Harvy Santos discusses the magic of wire work. From craft and millinery wires to electric cables and even plastic wires! He discusses the manipulation of the different materials and the best tools to use.

The presentation will end with a demonstration on how to make a headband using millinery wire with a couture touch.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £18, booking is essential
Date and time: 9 May 2019, 4pm
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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The Craft of Millinery | Curators Talk

10 May 2019 | 10am

Unveiled: The Craft of Millinery | Curators Talk

Curators Edwina Ibbotson, Noel Stewart and Rachel Trevor-Morgan give a guided tour of the exhibition, talking in depth about each designer and the craft of every hand-selected exhibit.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £22, booking is essential
Date and time: 10 May 2019, 10am
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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Hats and Fashion Collaborations

10 May 2019 | 2pm

Hats and Fashion Collaborations

Noel Stewart (Milliner) discusses his work and his recent collaborations with fashion designers. His most recent collaborations to date are Celine, Erdem, Valentino, House of Holland and more!

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £22, booking is essential
Date and time: 10 May 2019, 2pm
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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A Racello Straw Masterclass

10 May 2019 | 4pm

Rachel Trevor-Morgan: A Racello Straw Masterclass

Join Rachel Trevor-Morgan (Milliner and Royal Warrant Holder) for a masterclass in working with Swiss Racello braid. Rachel reveals the art of weaving this beautiful braid to look seamless and how to use the braid to construct a hat.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Price: £22, booking is essential
Date and time: 10 May 2019, 4pm
Location: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

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For Saturday and Sunday, the exhibition will transfer to Fenwick of Bond Street.
The Heads Behind The Hats

11 May 2019 | 3pm

The Heads Behind The Hats | Fenwick

Leo Fenwick hosts an intimate panel conversation with iconic British milliners Rachel Trevor-Morgan, Noel Stewart and Edwina Ibbotson discussing the craftsmanship that goes into their Ascot creations.

Join them in the beautiful surroundings of the Fenwick of Bond Street Octagon Room for this rare opportunity to enjoy an intimate discussion with the best in the business, and discover how they combine sublime creativity with unparalleled technical expertise.

Free admission to the exhibition:
11 May 2019, 9.30am-8pm | 12 May 2019, 12pm-6pm

Price: £10 for the talk, booking is essential.
Date and time: 11 May 2019, 3pm
Location: Fenwick, Octagon Room, 63 New Bond Street, London W1S 1RQ

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