Jenny Pfanenstiel, Master Milliner
Jenny Pfanenstiel, Master Milliner
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make hats from scratch, or expand your current knowledge of hat making?
Join us for a day of creativity, friendship and all things hats. All levels of experience welcome. Hat making workshops are available through group instruction, private 1on1, or a custom series. Hat workshops are taught by Master Milliner, Jenny Pfanenstiel at the Formé Millinery Hat Shop in Louisville, Kentucky. In order to plan each workshop accordingly, pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot for each course of interest via PayPal below. Each person will receive a Certification of Completion in their particular course.
Each course starts off with a tour of Jenny’s Hat Shop and personal work space where she creates the hats. You will understand the uses of the different hat blocks, some dating back 100 years and be able to see them up close. You will learn the different types of millinery materials for blocking and sculpting and how they are best used. Jenny will work closely with each person guiding them on the proper couture techniques used to create the hat or embellishment.
If you are interested in a private workshop, please contact us for details, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, due to preparing materials for each student ahead of time, there are no refunds. If an emergency shall arise, she is more than happy to reschedule with you.
Workshops take place at the Formé Millinery Hat Shop at 1009 E. Main St. Louisville, Kentucky, unless otherwise noted. Jenny is available to travel locally and internationally for custom hat making workshops.
Blocking a Straw Crown and Brim into a Hat
Blocking a Wool Crown and Brim into a Hat
Making a Cloche Hat
Making a Royal Wedding Fascinator
Working with Horsehair
Making a Hat from Jinsin
Making Feather Flowers Embellishments Galore
Taking your Art Work to the Next Level
Straw Braid OH MY!
Manipulating Wool (burning, stamping etc.)
Blocking a Fascinator with Found Objects
Carving your Own Hat Block
Our sister business, Judith M Millinery Supply House in La Grange, KY also offers a variety of hat making workshops not only by Jenny Pfanenstiel, but guest Milliners from throughout the country.
Visit www.judithm.com to learn more about the workshops held at this location and the other guest Milliners we are featuring throughout the year.
Start Times: Friday at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Start with a tour of the Judith M Millinery Supply and learn why we are 1 of 3 supply houses left in the US. In this 2 hour Speed Hat Making Workshop we will demonstrate how to manipulate feathers into beautiful and unique creations. Fascinator bases and feathers will be provided to create your very own fascinator. Each attendee will also receive 10% off any items purchased within the Judith M Millinery Supply House, if you would like to add additional items to your fascinator.
Wine and other beverages will be provided. Feel free to also bring your own.
Workshop located at the
Judith M Millinery Supply House
115 E. Main St.
La Grange, KY 40031
Please note, due to preparing materials for each student ahead of time, there are no refunds. If an emergency shall arise, I am more than happy to reschedule with you.
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"Thank you again for the wonderful experiences making my own hats this weekend! I found the entire process so interesting, challenging, and fun! You're a wonderful - and patient - instructor, thank you again. I had an amazing time."
"The workshop was wonderful! I loved it. You are an amazing teacher and very patient! I look forward to attending more of your workshops in the future. Thank you so much."
"I'm back at work after my amazing French adventure. I'm loving my memories, they are indeed magical. Thank you so much Jenny for this life changing experience. I love and miss you all."
"I had the great pleasure in taking the class she taught in Chicago and had a great time along with learning a few things. She is awesome and a pleasure to know."
"I just wanted to tell you one more time how much Talia and I enjoyed your classes and getting to know you! We are both at work today dreaming about making hats and fascinators. Actually we are making a list of supplies we want to order. Again, thank you for everything. Once Talia and I have a chance we will contact you about future class opportunities."
"Your class at Judith M's on fascinators so inspired me. Took an additional class there on buckram and am now into making cocktail hats. Thank you."
"I just wanted to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to fit me in and teach me how to make my derby hat and oaks fascinator. I absolutely love them. Showed them to my boys in my complete outfit and they could not believe the hats we made! They were so impressed. Thank you for helping with the details, they look stunning and I can hardly wait to wear them for the derby week! PS love the bow we created on my hat!!! We are looking forward to the boys hats as well! We will see you soon! Thanks again! "
Jenny Pfanenstiel named Featured Milliner
of the 149th Kentucky Derby ®