Tortured To Terrific: Techniques In Modern Millinery

June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Jan Wutkowski

In this workshop students explore millinery mediums and how they can be “tortured” by the process to create something “terrific” as an outcome. Participants will create surface design elements to fabrics, eco-dye several types of millinery straw, felt and fabric, and use free-form shaping techniques on felt, leather and straw. Creating four hats, you will lock over millinery hatblocks, cover buckram hat frames with eco-dyed fabrics, and hand-sculpt straw, leather and felt. Also, students learn proper millinery stitching and finishing techniques. Some millinery and hand- sewing experience helpful but not required.


Jan Wutkowski studied millinery at the Melbourne (Australia) School of Millinery and has been creating bespoke hats and headpieces since 1995. Wutkowski teaches throughout the U.S. and has also taught in England, France, Ireland and Australia. She is a co-founder of Millinery Meet-Up, a biennial millinery education event. Jan is the owner of aMuse: Artisanal Finery, a millinery studio located in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Jan Wutkowski

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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