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The Fedora Then & Now


  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston St. Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S2 Canada (map)
The Fedora Then & Now

With Edie Orenstein

$495 [Includes $200 lab fee] Class Limit 12. Sept 27-29 (Fri-Sun) 10am-4pm

In this three-day class, Edie will guide you through the use of a unique collection of traditional men’s and ladies' fashion 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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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 26
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Later Event: September 28
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