We run a wide variety of workshops for aspiring milliners, sewers, curious crafters, and experienced makers who'd like to pick up a few new skills.
Unless stated otherwise, the workshops listed here are held in the millinery workroom at our store at 1287 North Road, Huntingdale, Victoria.
When attending a millinery Workshop at Torb & Reiner , you will need to bring certain tools and supplies. Usually they will be available for purchase at the time of your workshop if you don't have them already. Materials needed should all be listed on the workshop page but for a general guide have a look at our Workshop Requirements page for details.
If you are interested in a workshop we have run in the past or if you have a workshop suggestion, please contact us to express your interest!
Workshop: Crystoform Trims - 7th July
Crystoform Trim Workshop
Torb & Reiner, 101 Poath Rd, Murrumbeena
Sun 7th July 2019 10am - 3pm
$180 + materials (approx $40)
03 95 04 4476, firstname.lastname@example.org or book online
Crystoform can be used to make stunning trims or used as a headpiece on its own or as a finishing touch to another piece. It's shine and texture is one not often seen outside of metallics but can be made any colour and thus not as restrictive. Crystoform is also very cost effective and cheaper than most other thermoplastics.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to cut, shape, spray
and dye Crystoform. Put together shapes to make flowers and other trims.
Suitable for: all levels, no previous experience required
Tutor: This class is tutored by Lindsay Whitehead.
What to bring:
All materials and equipment needed for this class is available for sale at Torb and Reiner. If you would like to purchase any of these items please come a little early or purchase before the workshop day so you can get straight into the class work when we start. You can always pick up more during the class as well.
As always, if you require help or aren't sure, please contact us or come in and we will help you.
Crystoform sheet (available on the day)
Crystoform Tools (set of 3 provided to each student on the day $19.90)
Awl (one with a tapered shaft. The ones we sell are ideal $4.90)
Needle (size 8ish) and thread/s
Scissors (not your best scissors, sturdy)
Wire (paper or thread covered, 19g millinery wire is ok)
Heat gun - (also available on the day for $29)
Old Chopping board or piece of scrap wood (will have awl punctures in it after the workshop)
Optional, but useful:
Large beads or metal findings for center of flowers
Places are strictly limited - don't miss out!
We're here for you! If you have questions, need advice or are just looking for a spark of inspiration,the staff at Torb and Reiner can help!
We are members of the Australian Millinery Association with decades of millinery training between us.
Drop in to the store, email us, or call (03) 9504 4476.