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Origami Fascinator Workshop

In this 3 to 4 hours millinery workshop you will learn how to make beautiful sinamay or silk butterflies using origami techniques, how to trim and shape feathers and how to make sculptural sinamay twists to decorate your very own fascinator and then hand paint it with natural dyes.


What is sinamay?

Sinamay is one of the most popular hat-making foundations in the world. It is woven from the processed stalks of the abaca tree, a banana palm native to the Philippines. Abaca fibre is three times stronger than cotton or silk, and a fabric made from 100% abaca can last for over 100 years. As a result, sinamay holds a very firm shape. Because it is a natural fibre, it holds colour beautifully).


We supply materials and all basic sewing equipment for this workshop, but please bring your own if you prefer.


Hand sewing skills are an advantage but not essential.


Each class involves in-depth demonstrations and expert tips accompanied by carefully prepared instructions to take home and practice what you have learned.

Get in touch to schedule in your workshop day.

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