Create Mad Hatter style top hats to wear, display or costume your dolls. Learn quick and easy construction options, along with a more traditional approach using time honored millinery techniques.
Once your hat is made, then the fun really begins… choosing how it should be adorned!
Workshop covers ribbon work cockades and flowers, info and techniques for working with feathers, as well as many ideas for those perfect finishing touches to get the look and style you hope to achieve. So whether it’s Victorian, shabby chic, steampunk, holidays or just for fun –Slightly Mad has got you covered!
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Susan Myers is a needlework and 3-dimenstional artist. While drawn to historical needlework tools and accessories as inspiration for her beautiful heirloom quality work, she’s also apt to create a design just because the thought of it makes her smile and she thinks others might find it amusing as well. Her take on creating is, no matter what you do, do it to the very best of your ability, even if it means pushing yourself to grow and achieve what you or others might think you incapable. Oh, and it never, ever hurts to have a laugh along the way. She feels both honored and excited to once again be given this opportunity to share what she loves as an instructor here at Artful Gathering.
Her work has appeared in prominent magazines. Her clever use of clay gained her TNNA’s (The National Needlework Assoc.) 2012 Business Innovation Award. Before this she spent many years competing in the Oklahoma SugarArt Show where her breathtaking sugar flowers earned her invitations to write how-to articles on her creative techniques for American Cake Decorating magazine; as well as requests to teach locally and take part in demonstrations at various events including ICES (International Cake Exploration Society) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, The Oklahoma SugarArt Show’s “Fun with Sugar” and BRIDES Magazine’s CAKEWALK. She was one of 60 sugar artists chosen by BRIDES to have a tiered cake displayed at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, NYC as part of CAKEWALK 2005. This cake later appeared in a special Receptions issue of BRIDES.