woman with artsy fascinator

Fascinator and Headpiece Millinery Workshop with Karen Morris


240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
United States



About This Event

Learn the basics of millinery from international acclaimed hat designer and milliner Karen Morris.

Students will learn hat shapes, basic techniques and tools for making a fascinator/headpiece, basic millinery stitches as well as different trimmings for finishing a hat.

Each student will leave with one finished fascinator/headpiece at the end of class and learn essential skills from the millinery arts.

This class is intended for beginners/intermediate and some basic sewing skills are recommended. Recommended for ages 16+. Registration cut off is March 8 to ensure materials are ready for all participants.


  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Presentation on millinery as an art form, demonstration of blocking headpiece base, folding and curving ribbon and trimmings. Trimming options: single feathers and feather mounts, sinamay straw bows, sinamay straw bias, and floral trims. Student work time.
  • One hour for lunch on your own onsite or on nearby Selby Ave.
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Removing blocked hat base from hat blocks & finishing edge, wiring and binding the hat base, assembling the headpieces with trims. Student work time.

Materials included with purchase price:

  • One yard of sinamay straw
  • Trimmings, steel wire, ribbon, single feathers, feather mounts and silk flowers
  • Styrofoam mannequin
  • One hat box for storage

Please Bring:

  • A basic sewing kit including needles of various sizes.
  • Lunch/Snacks/Water Bottle
Event Type:
  • Classes & Workshops



Questions? Contact us.