July 27, 2024


In this four-hour class we will use various fabrics and mixed media to create wearable, artful flowers.  Using art stamps, paint, beads, crystals, stamens, and hand stitched berry buds, we will create mini works of wearable art that can be used as hat or clothing decorations or brooches.  This class is designed to push the boundaries of traditional millinery floral techniques by combining those techniques with mixed media art techniques.  Basic sewing skills needed.  Experience with stamping and inks/paints helpful, but not required.  Bring a basic sewing kit with your favorite items.  All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring that special swatch of fabric or ribbon that you have been holding onto for a special project!

Class Takes Place at The Hat Shoppe 4600 Shelbyville Road Plaza #214 Louisville, KY 40207 (next to Lane Bryant)

* Please note, due to preparing materials for each student ahead of time, there are no refunds.

About Patty Gravatte
Multimedia artist, Patty Gravatte, established Gravatte Millinery in 2015 following a visit to Kentucky Derby 141. After embarking on the process of having a hat designed for the event, and following a lifelong love of hats, Patty’s passion for hats was reignited. Since that time, Patty has traveled France and Italy taking millinery classes from world class milliners, has explored multiple hat and flower making facilities, toured New York’s Garment District shops and the haberdasheries of Paris learning all aspects of the trade and process, collecting beautiful, fine quality materials along the way. Patty has worked as an apprentice with local milliners, practicing and perfecting her craft. What started as a hobby has turned into a successful small business. Patty says, “This medium allows me to use so many of my other artistic abilities, including color, texture, shape, beading and silk floral design, all in one place. It feels like the cumulation of years of artistry landing in the perfect format. I can use all those skills to make something beautiful which in turn brings out the beauty in the wearer. What a gift to be able to do this.” All Gravatte Millinery hats, headpieces and accessories are made by hand in Louisville, Kentucky following traditional millinery techniques including hand sculpting and sewing. Everything is made with high quality new and vintage millinery materials, sourced from around the world. Additional information regarding Gravatte Millinery can be found on the following social media sources, search Gravatte Millinery.