The past week I was teaching at Louise Macdonald Milliner's studio, located in Melbourne, Australia. Louise has students from all corners of Australia, even overseas, coming to attend her week-long millinery workshops during the summer months. This week I taught leather blocking and tricks with wire as three out of five days of this week's summer school. I love the headpieces that resulted from the ladies efforts - gravity-defying leather masterpieces!
What a fun couple of days we have had at Louise Macdonald's Melbourne studio, where I have been teaching students how to make these stylish and streetwise flat caps. Students from all over Australia (and a few from overseas, too!) come to learn millinery in this relaxed environment. Will be doing it all again next week when I will be teaching leather blocking and tricks with wire.
What a day! The Millinery Award on Oaks Day at Flemington boasted 90 spectacular entries by Australian and international milliners. Love Lotus was judged a top 10 finalist with a gold and silver metallic headpiece, with Swarovski crystal centres, inspired by fireworks. My model was once again the lovely Lauren Corbett.
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