Spring Millinery Creation


Date:                       Sunday 2nd September

Time:                       9.30am – 1pm.

Venue:                    Nutcote, 5 Wallaringa Avenue, Neutral Bay.

Cost:                        $75 per person, please click for tickets

Travel:                    There is limited parking in the area so please see the Nutcote website for travel suggestions.

The Event:            There is a tradition, eulogised by composer Irving Berlin in his song “Easter Bonnet”, of wearing a new hat on the first day of Spring. In the Northern Hemisphere that time equates to Easter, but here in Australia we celebrate the first day on Spring on Wattle Day.

Join us to create a headpiece inspired by the 1920’s origin of May Gibbs’ Nutcote and learn how to make the elements to create a vampish 1920’s evening headpiece.

Join milliner Bronwyn Shooks who has created millinery for films and theatre works as diverse as “Les Miserables”, “Love Never Dies”, “Gods of Egypt”, “A Place to Call Home”, “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”, “Matilda the Musical”, “Underbelly”, “The Lion King”……… Bronwyn will guide you through techniques to create an original 1920’s evening headpiece inspired by the botanical world of May Gibbs.

Assisting Bronwyn with her class will be Nutcote board-member Fiona Reilly – set and costume designer, historian and documentary film-maker. Fiona has recently left her position as Head of Costume at NIDA and is especially interested in working with any Textile and Design students who wish to unleash their millinery imagination.

All materials will be supplied but we request that you bring your own pair of scissors suitable for fine work.

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