Melbourne Cup Day, Hats & Fascinators Workshop

After the great feedback I received from doing these workshops at Te Awamutu Museum in January this year and with everybody wanting more, I decided to run them again, here at my studio in Taupo in time for Melbourne Cup Day.

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What a better way to have the pick-me-up we need by having a fun event to look forward to and get ready for. And one that is on the horizon is the Melbourne Cup day, this year on Tuesday 2nd November.

Now, although the event itself is held in Melbourne, here in Aotearoa we don’t let a little thing like the Tasman sea stop us from celebrating it as well. At home parties, work places, cafes, restaurants, clubs and bars all get into the spirit of it all, making it a proper ‘day out’ out of it darling. Venues spruce up the Cup day decorations, running events, sweepstake’s, Fashion in the Field, and a general good time. The weather is showing a bit of warmth by then and we want to get outdoors.

So while your favourite venue is donning their Sunday/Race-day best suits etc, this is the perfect opportunity to throw open the doors of your wardrobe, rustle through your shoe boxes and put that fabulous outfit together. Think Spring, think colour and drama and you have a good base to start with.

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Of course your Race Day ensemble is only complete when you have just the right hat or fascinator. You could go to the high street and buy off the shelf, or heaven forbid order online whilst camping out inside the letterbox waiting for it to arrive, OR better still make your own!!!

Yes, I am running a Hats & Fascinators workshop. I know you are all chopping at the bit to get your creative hands back on the reins, so the timing is perfect. I am running the workshop on two different days and times, just so you won’t miss out. All the materials are provided, ideas and examples will be there to fire up your imaginations.

As my ethos is the four R’s ( re-use, re-cycle, re-think, re-purpose), we will be reworking existing hats into luscious creations, using all sorts of materials to make that magic happen. You can be as outrageous as you want to be, or cutie pie, or dramatic, sophisticated or an eclectic mix. Alternatively if hats are not your thang, then you can create a fascinator. Again using an array of materials, one or two traditional, but mostly nontraditional. Be as wacky as you like, get into that fascinator frenzy, make that statement piece you know you want to do.

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Of course your Race Day ensemble is only complete when you have just the right hat or fascinator. You could go to the high street and buy off the shelf, or heaven forbid order online whilst camping out inside the letterbox waiting for it to arrive, OR better still make your own!!!

I get such great feedback from my workshops, where those that participate not only love the content and the crafting but they also love the social connections, chatting and laughing, sharing skills and ideas, doing it with friends and whanau, or just coming in for their own fulfilment.
Check out my Classes page on the website to get the info you need to book your spot.

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