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222 East Virginia Street
McKinney, TX, 75069

(469) 617-3733

Bay Willow Design is a bespoke millinery shop located in Historic downtown McKinney, Texas.

Fosshape Workshop


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Fosshape Workshop

Fosshape Workshop
Sunday, January 27th, 10:30-5:00pm

During this full day workshop students will learn to work with fosshape. Fosshape is a synthetic material that when exposed to heat will stiffen and retain the form to which it has been applied. It is often used as an alternative to buckram. In this class students will begin with a basic hat block and learn to block the fosshape over the block then learn to shape it to the form. After creating the hat base with fosshape, students then learn to add wire, fabric, trim, liner, and sweatband. 

Class fee of $240 includes tuition and supplies. Register at

Instructor Jenny Mathison-Foster has a double major in art history and design with a fiber emphasis.  She worked for 20 years with Crate&Barrel as a designer, working in the store and at corporate in Chicago.  In 1999 she took her first millinery course. At first hat making was a hobby then became a part-time business to now a full-time store and studio: Bay Willow Design. 

Earlier Event: January 19
McKinney Bridal Show
Later Event: February 17
Veils: Classic to Couture