When & Where:
Session 1- Saturday September 2nd & Sunday 3rd at Northwest Trading Post in Bend, Oregon.
Session 2- Saturday October 7th & Sunday 8th at Northwest Trading Post in Bend, Oregon.
5 participants each session, from 9am to 4 pm with lunch break. Beverages and bites provided. Lodging not included.
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I am excited to invite you to join me for a 2 day workshop in Bend, Oregon where you will have the opportunity to learn how to build yourself a custom designed and custom fitted lifetime quality hat. Participants will learn basic hat making skills using original early 1900s hatters equipment and using methods that have been passed down from generation to generation of hatters.
I have had the distinct honor of apprenticing with several master hatters over the course of my development as a hatter. In this workshop I will be teaching you the fundamentals of hatmaking which I have absorbed over the years, and the unique techniques I have developed through my own trials. The workshop is limited to 5 participants each weekend so that I can give proper one-on-one instruction and attention to each participant, so together we can create the hat of your dreams which will last you not only your lifetime, but will be passed on to the next generation.
Each participant will get to choose the color of the 100x Premium beaver felt, what they would like to stamp on their sweatband in gold foil, the color of silk liner, style of hat shape they will be creating, and hatband they will adorn on their handcrafted creation. Participants will also be taught basic hat maintenance tricks and at home DIY skills. For almost the same price as a 100x hat retails ($950) you also get to participate in the process and learn from a professional hatter.
Photographer Stephen Smith will be joining us and snapping photos throughout the workshop so you will go home with not only a custom handcrafted lifetime hat, but also photo memories of the process.
I look forward to sharing with you my love of this trade, the generations of knowledge I have been collecting over the years, and the immense gratification of building something beautiful and functional with your own two hands that will last you a lifetime and beyond.
I look forward to this special weekend!