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           5 Day Intensive Hard Cap Workshop
                     20th - 24th January 2025

 

Want To Learn The Wig Making World's Best Kept Secret?

Now You Can .....

I'd love you to join me for my next workshop, held in my semi-rural town of Todmorden,West Yorkshire - just 40 minutes outside Manchester.

We'll spend 5 days together learning how to get you started in the process of making your own hard cap wigs from scratch

Hello

Hello - I'm Tam and I'm a hard cap nerd ...

I studied at the London College of Fashion and graduated in 2000

I've  worked across the board in theatre, film, television and music before moving to Paris in 2006.

It was in Paris, working in a theatrical wig atelier, that I started to learn and use predominantly synthetic wigs. I'd stay behind late after work and was given permission to experiment with a box of old wigs in the store room. 

The owner saw what I was doing and asked me to put the wigs I had been dressing in the shop window.

This was the unusual start to my journey into display, learning about mannequin wigs and how a hard cap worked. 

In 2010 I had my daughter and moved back to the UK. No longer able to work the hours that theatre and tv required, I started to try and get myself into window display in London. After trying to get a job in various mannequin wig departments without much success, I decided to go it alone.

My first contract was making 100's of little bob's for a high street store.  I found a wig maker on Linkedin who had been training at one of the mannequin wig studios. I hired her to help me and together we dissected the sample we had to copy and managed to supply these wigs on a rolling contract.

Everything I learnt from there has been trial and error.  It's been challenging and hugely rewarding. The last four years have been spent moving my hard cap technique out of display and into other worlds. 

This is your chance for me to teach you the magic of hard caps and how versatile they can be. You'll learn all the basic skills you need to start your journey into creative wig making and head props. 

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More About The Workshop

Where is the workshop being held

Todmorden Learning Centre, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 7BX

I have a big art room booked with plenty of space and light.  Its right on the high street, with the market opposite (and a brilliant coffee shop) 

Mucho Importanto ...

When are the workshops happening

Monday January 20th - Friday Janaury 24th 2025

10am - 5pm

All materials will be supplied

A good pair of scissors is all you will need

How Versatile Can Hard Caps Actually Be?

We can talk about this in the workshops


From
crowd rooms to commissions
theatre to editorial
window display to feature films
making head props and masks
adding pieces to lace wigs

I've used the cut and stick method for them all 

 

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What You'll Be Learning

Days 1 and 2

- Demo of taking a head shape and measurements

- Blocking and making your cap ready for wig making with 2 different types of materials that can be used

-Learning how to use the hackle - mixing hair colours and pre curling techniques

- Padding out a shape for your wig (we will all be following the same wig style for this workshop)

 

We'll talk through simple and easy ways to form shapes for your wig making and how to map out and design a style.

Days 3, 4 and 5

-We'll learn about directional sticking including how to stick a french pleat

-How to create curls and movement

-How to edge your wigs properly so they sit well on the head

-how to stick a parting

All these techniques will be taught whilst making your own wig and incorporated into the style we'll be making 

There will be practice cap pieces provided to run through each technique before moving over to your wig

We will also talk through how to harden your wigs but we won't be doing this practically in the class 

 
By the end of the 5 day workshop - You will  leave with a good understanding of the core techniques needed to start making your own wigs.

What's Included

- 5 days Tuition

-All materials provided - You will just need to bring a good pair of scissors

- A list of all the supplies I use and where I source them from

-Your wig to take home with you

Price

      Pay In Full

      £2,500.00 inc tax

Payment Plan
Deposit
£625
.00
3 x Monthly Payments

£ 625 .00

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