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British milliner, fashion designer to teach new CraftSummer workshop

05/22/2013

A couture hat by milliner Dagmara Childs, lecturer at the University of Lincoln, U.K. Childs will teach a new CraftSummer workshop
A couture hat by milliner Dagmara Childs, lecturer at the University of Lincoln, U.K. Childs will teach a new CraftSummer workshop "The Art of the Hat" July 8-12 (image courtesy Dagmara Childs)
An opportunity for those interested in fashion design is offered this summer through a new workshop in Miami's CraftSummer program. British milliner Dagmara Childs, lecturer in the faculty of art, architecture and design at the University of Lincoln, U.K., will teach "The Art of the Hat" July 8-12. Childs' visit is part of a new partnership recently established between Miami's School of Creative Arts and the University of Lincoln in Lincoln, U.K.

Childs, who earned a master’s degree in fashion womenswear from the Royal College of Art in London, began her career as a costume prop maker for The Royal Opera House and English National Opera in London. She developed her art with Royal milliner, Frederick Fox, where she designed hats for Queen Elizabeth.

She ran her own successful couture millinery business in London’s East End, her work selling in major cities around the globe and being featured in national and international publications and exhibitions such as Vogue, Hello Magazine, Drapers and London Fashion Week.

Work by Dagmara Childs, fashion designer and milliner. Childs' visit to Miami is part of a new partnership established between the School of Creative Arts and the University of Lincoln (image courtesy Dagmara Childs)
Work by Dagmara Childs, fashion designer and milliner. Childs' visit to Miami is part of a new partnership established between the School of Creative Arts and the University of Lincoln (image courtesy Dagmara Childs)

“The Art of the Hat”
will introduce the application of techniques used in millinery, exploring flat pattern cutting techniques in calico, surface texture manipulation, paper sculpting and folding, and machine and hand stitching.

During her residency at Miami Childs will also serve as a design resource for teens enrolled as part of Miami’s summer arts camp “Miami Style Storm.”

Registration is still available for "The Art of the Hat" and other CraftSummer courses.

Anyone age 18 or older with a high school diploma or its equivalent may register for CraftsSummer workshops, which are offered on a credit or non-credit basis.

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