The aim of this course is to teach the techniques for making pleated Nautilus and Feather-Leaf ribbon trim elements. These vintage style hand pleated trims can be found on historical hats as well as clothing. Their elegant beauty is still attractive and admired today.
Your tutor, Leanne Fredrick, has taught this hands-on course around the world. The day will start with basic instruction for early success followed by the skills to expand the techniques to more advanced projects. Petersham ribbon is a significant part of the work and there is often confusion about Petersham vs. Grosgrain ribbon. As a group, we will discuss the difference with a variety of samples to view and share related history about ribbons and looms.
At the end of the workshop you will take away two finished brooches, to adorn a hat, lapel, or cardigan as well as learning samples. Additional materials will be available for purchase in class if desired.
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels. You must be able to thread your own needle. In addition, you will find the course more enjoyable with some basic needle and thread sewing skills.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Leanne Fredrick is a California born, London milliner, tutor and writer. She trained in London with
couture milliner Edwina Ibbotson, theatrical hatter Jane Smith, industry experts and Morley
College. Leanne teaches workshops privately through Hattin’ Around, annually at London Hat
Week and internationally with B Unique Millinery. Leanne’s articles are published regularly in
The Hat Magazine.