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The Fedora Then & Now


  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC Canada (map)
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With Edie Orenstein

$495 [Includes $200 lab fee] class limit 12. Jun 12, 13, 14, 2020 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-4pm).

In this three-day class, Edie will guide you through the use of a unique collection of traditional equipment and blocks to create a felted fur fedora. You will have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques of steaming, blocking, pouncing, wiring, sizing, finishing, lining, trimming, and embellishing using machine and hand stitching.

Discover how this European hat became an American icon, setting a trend and creating a powerful (sometimes controversial) symbol for both men and women that lasted over 150 years. Fedoras wield power—come find yours.

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About Edie Orenstein

With experience as a costumer in both the theatre and film industries and a history as the entrepreneur behind “Edie’s Hats” on Granville Island, Edie Orenstein is one of North America’s most knowledgable hatters and a legendary milliner. She brings not only her deep knowledge of technique, conforming, construction and finishing, but a rare set of hat blocks, specialist tools, and vintage materials.

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