LUNCH: Please bring your own lunch and soda. I have hot tea for everyone.
HAT IDEAS: Please check our pictures and see which hat you want to copy / Or check Kentucky Derby hats online for styles and ideas.
GUESTS: I want everyone who comes to my private house to be a approved member, no guests please.
1] SHOPPING FOR PRODUCTS: One old/or new hat, to add your pretty fabric & décor / You can find 1 yard of Penne velvet (it stretches) at JoAnn's. Or, you can also go to Hobby Lobby for unusual flowers, jewels, feathers and seasonal ornaments.
2] CHEAP UGLY HATS: Ugly straw hats will be covered with fabric anyway, so don't worry to build an economical design, it's all good.
3] RESOURCES: Contrast color feathers of choice available on Ebay / Joann's / costume shops / Feather shop on main Street / Fancy ribbon at Heddy's fabric store on Charleston & Decatur -west of Decatur, south side of street / Fancy flowers at Hobby Lobby Store / Dollar store, antique store you may find matching gold or silver custom jewelry for accent décor for your hat. Preparing the design can be just as much fun. When I see a piece for later, I buy,, it may be gone next time I look for it.
Do your research online about Victorian hats, you will be amazed what you can find for ideas, maybe print out your favorite designs for future hats, I do.
TOOLS NEEDED: Hope you have a bag on wheels, it comes in handy.
- Bring your own desk lamp
- Bring your own extension cord.
- Pins and good scissors
- Needle & matching thread & pins
- One little glue gun & glue sticks
- Old dish for glue gun to protect work space
- An empty 1 gallon water bottle for your hat, if you like, you can fill it up with tab water it makes a good hat stand when you are working.
Please check pictures of previous hat decorating classes on this website to get an idea of things you need, and to get inspired of what's ahead for you during that 3 hour FREE OF CHARGE class, thanks to Frances Spriesterbach, our Instructor.
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