I’m working through a few rather large projects right now, two of which will be discussed further along this week.
What I CAN tell you right now is that if you’re interested in my new ONLINE KNITTING MILLINERY CLASS, and are one of the first 50 folks to sign up, I’ll send you a FREE copy of the new, revised Knitting Millinery (a $15 value)
The class will be self guided, meaning you will be on your own to work through the videos, handouts and syllabus in the class. However, I WILL be available for online chats (privately or in a group if more than one person wants to chat at the same time) and I’m ALWAYS available via email for questions and assistance.
As a bit of a come on, here’s a video I’m putting together for the Knitting Millinery Class.
Note: There’s nothing whatsoever about CREATING hats in this video, it’s just a look at some hats through history, to set the tone and get the juices flowing for folks who sign up. It’s only partially finished, but it will give you a taste of the exposition portion of the class.
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This is a very interesting and very well illustrated video. Bravo.
Great video. I hope you’ll go forward through the Belle Epoque and on at least to the 1920s. (Of course, my own favorite hat styles are Tudor men’s hats; nice to see how often those shapes recur in later eras, and for women to wear too!)
Oh, this is ONLY the tip of the iceberg!
The class is a hands-on creating millinery class, emphasis on 1920s/1930’s brimmed millinery. I just like to show the background in the hopes it will get my student’s juices flowing and make the excitement level high!
great video–but it left of political hats.
Anne Bolyn, wore a french (rounded) hat- Catherine (queen) wore a peaked hat.
At first all the women in court wore peaked hats like the queen.
but as Anne came power, and Catherine fell from his grace, the head wear of the court changed–until even Catherine’s maids (Ladies in Waiting) wore the round french cap of Anne Bolyn
People talk of wearing “your heart on your sleeve” –but in Henry the 8th court, your hat was the symbol of your alliance.
(and in early 19 C., it was Dolly Madison who set the style for turbans–which she wore till her death–)
But –as you know–better than most–for most of history–Clothes doth maketh the man (and woman) and we still have resident memories (it was in the 13th century that felons were marked with wearing broad horizontal stripes–now days its orange jump suits–except in cartoons–were prisoners still wear broad horizontal stripes!
Well, it’s not entirely 100% finished yet. But I don’t think I’ll be able to cover all the politics of millinery, there are SO many! I think it’s because a hat is such a simple, non-verbal way to make a point.
I’m so excited – this is the class I’ve been waiting for! I’m almost finished with the Twisted Float Shrug, so it’s the perfect time for another lesson! Knitting a hat seems like a whole new magic!