Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Millinery Workshop with Waltraud Reiner

Recently I had that pleasure of taking part in a wonderful Millinery Workshop here in Mackay with Master Milliner Waltraud Reiner from Melbourne, who is currently traveling around the country in the amazing Torb and Reiner Millinery Shop Hatmobile. 

A group of 7 local ladies including myself, gathered into the Paxton's Creative Space for the day (beautiful location right on the Pioneer River in Mackay). We learnt many new wonderful Millinery techniques with a wide range of materials that were all laid out in front of us from the Hatmobile.

I finished the day with one completed straw headpiece and another that is well on its way, so I could not have been happier with my acheivments for the day. Waultraud is an amazing teacher who was able to guide and inspire wonderful creativity from all who attended.

We are all hoping she will return next year for a 2/3 day workshop where we can really get involved in creating some serious new hats for the upcoming race season.

Below are just some of the photos from this wonderful Millinery Workshop.

Waltraud in the right corner taking the class

My little straw headpiece as a work in progress

Look at this great Jinsin headpiece created on the day by Teagen Vella

Sinnamay Bases


Wonderful Jinsin Material in creation

Work in Progress... a Felt Hat

Rolls of Sinnamay

Felt Hoods

Wonda Mason and Teagen Vella both busy creating headpieces
My nearly completed Black and Wine coloured Straw Headpiece.

My 2nd Headpiece - still a bit of work to go but well on its way - Ivory Straw headpiece

Above is the news story by our Local Chanel 7 Network in Mackay, about the Millinery workshop.

Brenda Lui :)
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