Kirsten Fletcher

Hat Making (Millinery) 2019

Regular price $420.00 $0.00
Masterclass Schedule

TUES 30 APR 10–4pm

WED 1 MAY 9–4pm

THUR 2 MAY 9–4pm

NOTE This is a 3 day masterclass, for people 16+ of all experience levels. All supplies are included. Bring a water bottle. Delicious food is available for purchase on site and there are a variety of accommodation options. Please also note you may be an unstoppable show off once you've got these skills under your belt. (Participants aged 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult also enrolled in a class at Artisan Camp).


Kirsten creates dynamic and sculptural wearable art pieces in a multi-layered discipline that draws from costume, sculpture and fashion. She has recently returned from an 11 year immersion in the world of costume and wearable crafts in London where she had the opportunity to work on a plethora of productions from Walt Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to ‘Onegin’ at the Royal Opera House. Kirsten’s time in London allowed her to expand her her skills and love of millinery and many related crafts.

What You'll Learn:

In this workshop Kirsten will introduce you to the beautiful and fun art of millinery. Over the three days you will create either a sinamay or wool felt brimmed hat. You will learn how to carve your own hat block, shape and block your hat and how to hand finish your creation. With these essential skills, the delightful world of hat making will be yours to explore.


Arrive at the beautiful Woodfordia either the morning of, or the day prior to your workshop starting. The address is 87 Woodrow Road, the home of the Woodford Folk Festival. Follow the signs to the reception venue and you'll be greeted and registered and shown your tent or van space. Detailed accommodation options will be released in early February. But the quick version is: own camping or van is free, or you can hire a pre-erected tent or something fancy so you'll feel like a star (we're working on caravans, glamping and teepees!). You are also welcome to travel to site each day if you prefer.

Artisan Feast!

Don't forget that this night (THURSDAY May 2) is the night of our Artisan Feast, inclusive in your ticket price, with a bar featuring drinks at 80s prices and a night of entertainment and delicious chef-cooked food.  

The Planting Festival May 3-5th

Don’t want the fun to end? We can help! This year’s Artisan Camp is held in the lead-up to The Planting Festival, which begins on FRIDAY May 3 after the final Artisan Feast. Don’t worry, you can sleep in till lunchtime and stay in your tent or van throughout The Planting Festival.

We'd also like to offer you 50% off your Planting Festival tickets as a thank-you for attending the Artisan Camp 2019. Upon purchase, you will receive an email with instructions about how to receive your discount.

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