NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SUMMER and FALL In-House classes.

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Summer Straw Hats 1M20 CANCELED

Make a hat that’s the right shape and fit for you, blocking straw bodies (the type used by professional milliners) and working with straw millinery braid. Combine these techniques and materials with some familiar fabric sewing ideas to make new combinations and create lively summer hats. All levels welcome. Limit 8 students


Denise Wallace-Spriggs


Denise Wallace-Spriggs is the Costume Crafts Artisan at the Tony Award winning Huntington Theatre Company in Boston,  and has served in this role for 30 years. Her duties include working with designers to bring their designs to the stage. She creates parts of costumes such as armor, belts, jewelry, leather work and body padding; but her specialty is millinery.

She is the recent recipient of the Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts from her alma mater – Bridgewater State University.  Her work regularly appears in Broadway and Off Broadway productions in New York.

Denise has taught millinery, and fabric dyeing and modification in the Boston University School of Theatre for over 25 years. She regularly offers workshops at other colleges and craft  schools in the area as well as privately in her studio in Stoughton, MA

Denise’s students now fill important roles in the theatre all over the country, including posts at the New York City Ballet, the Glimmerglass Festival, Brigham Young University, Towson University, Ohio State, Rutgers, NYU, and the Santa Fe Opera.


Millinery, Hat Making, Fiber Art
Materials & Tools:

Materials List coming soon!!