In this workshop participants will learn the techniques of working with hand rolled sinamay, and take their own hand made headband home, just in time for all your derby and spring garden parties. We will learn the properties that make this material so unique and a staple in hat making for centuries. Each participant will hand sew their own sinamay into a completely unique loop, wave, spiral, the sky is the limit.
All materials will be supplied. Each participant will be provided with a hand rolled sinamay ribbon in one of 5 colors, needle and thread in their chosen sinamay color, a gold plated headband, and plenty of vintage jewels, feathers, flowers and other surprises for embelishing your creation that are sure to inspire.
About your host, Nina O'Neil
Nina is the owner, designer, and creative force behind CIAO NINA Millinery. Each piece is designed and handcrafted in her DC studio using the finest materials and traditional techniques, to make a statement now, and last for years to come. Her work can be seen on Gossip Girl, Garden and Gun Magazine, Marie Claire magazine, featured on Refinery29, and in local DC shops and boutiques.