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Hat Classes


All classes will be taught in the studio work room unless otherwise stated. Please keep in mind that the work room can be less than pristine and some materials may dye transfer during the making process, so we recommend wearing clothing that isn’t precious and sleeves that can be pushed up to the elbows. Additionally, the workroom has a slightly uneven concrete floor, please wear appropriate shoes.

Spring Crin Fascinator Class

The first calss SOLD OUT. New date announced.


Wednesday May 4th, 2016

6-9 pm

Beginner Level
Materials and supplies Included
Adults. Children over 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
$55 taxes included
5 Students in class

Registration Closes April 20.
No Refunds.

This class is a fun time learning to create a spring fascinator with a colourful material called crin. Each participant will get to choose the colour of crin they desire and when they arrive to class the base will be made and ready for them to decorate with our huge supply of ribbons, feathers and flowers. Special techniques for creating exciting designs will be taught and at the end of the evening you’ll have a smart spring topper to add to your wardrobe. Colours available are limited so register early to get first choice.

Colour choices:
Olive Green
Hunter Green
Light Grey
Royal Blue
Navy Blue
Candy Red

Summer Sinamay Fascinator Class


Wednesday May 25, 2016

6 – 9 pm

 Beginner Level

Materials and Supplies Included
Adults. Children over 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
$86 taxes included.
5 Students in class.

Registration Closes  May 18.
No refunds

In this class you will choose from a sinamay button base to decorate with our huge selection of ribbons, flowers and feathers. Sinamay is a loosely woven straw and in this case molded into a smartie or button shape currently very fashionable in England and with Princess Kate. During the class you will be taught feather, flower and ribbon techniques to create beautiful and unique pieces for their wardrobes. Perfect for the upcoming wedding season and for a day at Queens Plate Race.

Wool Fedora or Cloche Hat Making Class

 The first set of dates SOLD OUT so here are some more dates…Fedora hat class

Wednesday July 6, 2016

6 pm each day for about 2 hours (Times and dates are flexible)

Private or Semi Private (up to 2 People)

July 13, 20,27th

This class is run over 3 two hour sessions with 1 week in between. Dates and times are flexible.
Moderate hand sewing skills needed – Novice Level
Materials and supplies Included
Registration Deadline is June 13th
Adults. Children over 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
$350 taxes included
No refunds.
1-2 Students in class

 This class is more involved with traditional millinery skills. You will be starting with a wool hood of the your choice, steaming and initial shaping will be taught in the first session. The second session will involve sewing the head-size band, trimming brim width and pouncing. The third session will involve decorating.

The application of sizing will be finished by Le Petit Chapeau as it is a time consuming process but accomplished in small blocks of time. This is simply to aid the you in the completion of the hat in a more reasonable amount of time, and to eliminate having to visit the studio three additional times for 15 – 20 minutes. The application of sizing can be learned theoretically and does not need to be executed by you, unless of course you have the time and inclination to do so. This can be discussed when you sign up.

Feathers, Flowers and ribbons for decorating will be supplied and we can assist you in your choices and execution of decorations. This hat will be made to fit you. You will also get to choose the shape of the hat from a our selection of blocks.

Wool hood colour choice to be made at time of registration. Sample colours are available for viewing at the studio. Come in anytime during regular Studio hours. Wednesday to Saturday 10 – 5

These are our latest classes.

Click here to sign up online!

Call 705 330 6814 to register over the phone.
Visit the studio/shop during regular hours.
Wednesday – Saturday
10-5, Tuesdays by chance.

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