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Caps, Caps, Caps


  • Maiwa Loft #6 - 1666 Johnston St Vancouver Canada (map)

With Edie Orenstein

$395 [Includes $75 lab fee] Class limit 12. Sept 24-26 (Tue-Thu) 10am-4pm.

This three-day introduction will lead you through the design and construction of a traditional European-style cloth cap. You may choose from two popular styles: the “newsboy” or “poor boy” style and the “flat cap” often identified as a driving hat. Although these hats appear deceptively simple, you will learn the special tailoring skills needed to enhance their fit and complete the desired look. All materials are supplied. Students will learn such skills as pattern grading, sweatbands, taping, lining, and bill construction.

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Edie Orenstein

Maiwa is pleased to announce a series of workshops by legendary milliner and hat maker 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 is one of North America’s most knowledgable hatters. 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. This is your opportunity to learn from a master.

Earlier Event: September 19
Threads That Do Not Break
Later Event: September 24
Wonderlust Evening