Guest Millinery Instructor -  Tina Guintini - Bea & Evie Millinery

Ballard Millinery Studio - Seattle, WA

 

For twenty-two years Bea & Evie has been designing period-inspired hats with a contemporary edge. Our passion for the elegance of yesteryear is evident in the designs we create; combining colours, materials and textures into wearable works of art. All of our hats are hand-made to exacting standards from the highest quality materials. Each hat is hand-blocked and trimmed with an astounding array of vintage ribbons and flowers.

Our captivating range of one of a kind, and unusual hats is now available online and The Revival Retro Boutique, London. We also teach millinery classes; a great way to explore your inner flapper.

Bea & Evie is the creation of milliner Tina Giuntini. Known for her eclectic style, Tina was inspired by the flapper and Hollywood stars of the 1930’s. Based in London since 1996, Tina’s work has been further influenced by the mix of cultures and fast pace of London. The result is an approach that is casual, yet romantic. Instagram - Bea & Evie

Draped / Freeform Felt Cloche

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18 - 10:00-5:00

Learn free form draping and the hand sewing skills needed to create and manipulate a soft draped luxury velour felt cloche using couture millinery techniques and a few basic tools.

 

This ‘draped’ technique allows for a wide range of design possibilities and is especially suited to the cloche hat of the 1920s.

Students will make two hats of their own design. 

Materials & Supplies list will be emailed.

If workshop is sold out, please email to be added to waitlist.

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Draped / Freeform Felt Cloche

2-Day Workshop with Tina Guintini

Feather Butterfly

Friday, September 23 - 10:00-5:00

There are so many things one can make with feathers. Feathers can add height or breadth to a hat, cover up sharp edges or add character. They can be incredibly dramatic or give a soft look to a hat.

 

Learn to create a stunning feather piece to finish off the simplest of hat shapes. This course will demonstrate how to make a 2D feather butterfly using some basic feathers.

Fee includes feather materials.  

Supplies & Tools List will be emailed.

If workshop is sold out, please email to be added to waitlist.

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Feather Butterfly

1-Day Workshop with Tina Guintini

Handmade Silk Poppy

Saturday, September 24 - 10:00-5:00

Learn the old craft of flower making using silk fabric and employing advanced techniques. In this class, you will be guided through the steps to make a Poppy from silk dupioni with the use of tweezers and a few basic tools.

This demonstration is suitable for all levels. On completion of the class, you will be able to take the techniques learned and apply them to other flowers at your own pace.

Materials & Supplies List will be emailed.

If workshop is sold out, please email to be added to waitlist.

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Handmade Silk Poppy

1-Day Workshop with Tina Guintini

Handmade Sinamay Tulip

Sunday, September 25 - 10:00-5:00

Learn new skills and techniques to enhance your millinery or textile work by creating a delicate sculptural Tulip out of millinery sinamay straw/fabric.

 

In this one-day class you will learn dyeing, hand rolled edges, wiring and the manipulation of sinamay to create a unique flower.

Workshop Fee includes materials. 

Tools & Supplies List will be emailed.

 

If workshop is sold out, please email to be added to waitlist.

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Handmade Sinamay Tulip

1-Day Workshop with Tina Guintini

Handmade Silk Wild Tea Rose

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2 - 10:00-5:00

Be they fantasy or representations of real-life blooms; florals are a favorite for hat designers and wearers alike and what could be more enduring than a hand-painted bloom?

 

In this two-day class, you will make a hand-made, hand-painted Tea Rose, learning the techniques for mixing colors and applying them to beautiful effect.

Fabric materials included. 

Tools & supplies list will be emailed.

 

 If workshop is sold out, please email to be added to waitlist.

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Handmade Silk Wild Tea Rose

2-Day Workshop with Tina Guintini