For those looking to learn more about hat making or fine millinery in a working environment, we offer two internship programs focused on the following topics. As always, previous sewing or making experience is appreciated though not necessary. Internships are unpaid, last 3 months, and require a minimum 1 day a week commitment. For those interested in applying, please contact us with a resume and/or website link so we can learn a little more about you.
In this program, you will learn how to block hats using either felt or straw bases and wooden hat forms. Sourcing materials as well as basic hat finishing and stiffening techniques will also be covered.
This program focuses on fine millinery techniques used for special occasion headpieces and fascinators. Topics that may be covered as part of this internship include working with fascinator bases, feathers, veiling, crinoline, and wire. Previous hand sewing experience is strongly preferred.