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September 2018

Mastering Millinery

September 22, 2018 - June 1, 2019
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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London College of Fashion’s 30-week Mastering Millinery course takes place on Saturdays at their specialist Millinery studios in London, fitting around your commitments. Students will learn the art and craft of millinery and each term will focus on a new skill or technique, building to a collection of five hats. Students will also create a folder of couture techniques and develop their understanding of millinery history and how millinery sits within the current fashion industry. The course includes a 1-day master class on starting…

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October 2018

HAT MAKING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN: HOLLYWOOD OF THE 30s AND 40s

October 5 - December 14
Morley college, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
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Weekly. What you will learn Explore the hat shapes of the 30’s and 40’s using blocked felt or flat felt cut patterns. The films of this period are rich in their capturing of the fashions of the time for both men and women and provide a wealth of reference material for the variety of hat shapes and use of trimmings of all kinds. You can create either historical reproductions of hats or modern day hats inspired by this period. The…

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6 Week Blocking and Finishing

October 16 - November 20
Yolanda Fret-Howells, 22 Tir Mynydd
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4UN United Kingdom
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Guided sessions on working with specialist Millinery materials and a range of different Millinery techniques Learning how to master the skills of hand blocking, hand manipulation, determine proportions, trimmings and finishes of hats Learning how to design and make hats using specialist equipment and hand sewing techniques Learning from scratch you will cover: Blocking different fabrics Felt • Straw • Sinamay • Buckram How to insert a petersham ribbon head ribbon How to wire and manipulate fabrics How to trim…

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November 2018

6 Week millinery course blocking and finishing

November 1 - December 6
Yolanda Fret-Howells, 22 Tir Mynydd
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4UN United Kingdom
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Guided sessions on working with specialist Millinery materials and a range of different Millinery techniques Learning how to master the skills of hand blocking, hand manipulation, determine proportions, trimmings and finishes of hats Learning how to design and make hats using specialist equipment and hand sewing techniques Learning from scratch you will cover: Blocking different fabrics Felt • Straw • Sinamay • Buckram How to insert a petersham ribbon head ribbon How to wire and manipulate fabrics How to trim…

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Trimming & Detailing Masterclass (weekly)

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - November 22 @ 9:00 pm
Lomax & Skinner, Sun Studios, 2 Mount Place
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH United Kingdom
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£180

This November trimmings course will cover flower making, soft and sculptural bows and working with feathers with a focus on the upcoming festive season, be that a trim for the perfect cocktail piece or a flower corsage as a gift. Weekly evenings: November 1st, 8th,15th and 22nd

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6 Week millinery course blocking and finishing

November 17 - December 22
Yolanda Fret-Howells, 22 Tir Mynydd
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4UN United Kingdom
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Guided sessions on working with specialist Millinery materials and a range of different Millinery techniques Learning how to master the skills of hand blocking, hand manipulation, determine proportions, trimmings and finishes of hats Learning how to design and make hats using specialist equipment and hand sewing techniques Learning from scratch you will cover: Blocking different fabrics Felt • Straw • Sinamay • Buckram How to insert a petersham ribbon head ribbon How to wire and manipulate fabrics How to trim…

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MAKE A BAKER BOY HAT, PEAKED CAP OR BERET

November 17 - November 24
Morley college, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
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17 & 24 November What you will learn On this 2 day course you will go home with, not only a stylish and contemporary hat but the skills to develop your own patterns and variations on these classic styles. Learn the construction methods required to produce a professionally finished baker boy hat, peaked cap or beret. Working with provided patterns you will learn how to combine fabric and interlinings to create a soft hat and gain skills and knowledge that can be…

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Vintage Style Headpiece

November 19 - November 20
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Vintage Style Headpiece (2 day) £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those who are interested in vintage inspired materials. Also those who want to incorporate lace, veiling and beadwork onto their designs to give a vintage or bridal inspired feel. The course will involve: Creating a free form base from buckram and foundation fabrics. Covering the foundation in your choice of silk/fabric/lace. Wiring guipure lace to incorporate onto your headpiece. Using a variety of beads you will…

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Silk & Fabric Flower Making

November 22 - November 23
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Silk and Fabric Flower Making (2 day) £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those who have always wanted to make detailed fabric flowers to adorn hats, headpieces, bridal designs or corsages. The course will involve: Working with a range of silks/fabrics in different compositions and discussion on the pros and cons of these materials when making flowers. Understanding of how to apply these techniques to other fabrics such as man made fibers. Exploring a variety of shaping…

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EVERYTHING SILK ABACA!

November 24 - November 25
Jane Stoddart, 12 Macleay Street
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW 2011 Australia
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4 November. Blocked Silk Abaca Base with Sculpted Trim 25 November. Make A Silk Abaca Headpiece! Flowers Bows and Turban Wraps

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Millinery Introduction /Fascinator making

November 26
Yolande Fret-Howells Pontarddulais, 1 St. Teilo Street
Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TH United Kingdom
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December 2018

Millinery Taster Course

December 1
Yolande Fret-Howells Pontarddulais, 1 St. Teilo Street
Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TH United Kingdom
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Millinery Introduction /Fascinator making

December 8
Yolande Fret-Howells Pontarddulais, 1 St. Teilo Street
Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8TH United Kingdom
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Velvet Rose

December 14 - December 16
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Tutor: Anne Tomlin Learn how to make couture millinery silk and velvet roses using silk velvet and silk. Learn about the construction of flowers through observation and drawing. Each process will be demonstrated with samples. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the art of millinery silk flower making using a mixture of traditional French and Japanese somebana heated tools. You will gain skills that you can use after the course has ended to explore the craft and find your…

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January 2019

Contemporary Millinery (Wednesday evenings)

January 9, 2019 - March 27, 2019
Morley college, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
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What you will learn Learn the techniques required to produce stylish and contemporary hats for both men and women. Each term will focus on different materials and methods: felt in the autumn, straw and woven materials in spring and in summer, the development of patterns for both soft and structured hats will be in focus. Each course will cover a wide range of techniques to enable you to produce beautiful modern hats with a professional finish. Attendance on all three…

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Millinery Taster

January 11, 2019
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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(1 day)  £100 (inc all materials) – Level: Beginners Tutor: Jenny Roberts This course is aimed at: Those who are new to millinery and want to acquire a basic understanding. The course will involve: An overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles. Tuition in creating basic sinamay trims including loops, swirls, bows, fans and folds. Creating a design using your new skills and finishing your design with elastic, band or comb. (You will be given a sinamay base in which…

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Leather Pillbox and Flower Techniques (2 day)

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£225 (inc all materials) – Level: Intermediate

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6 Week millinery course blocking and finishing

January 12, 2019 - February 16, 2019
Yolanda Fret-Howells, 22 Tir Mynydd
Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4UN United Kingdom
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Guided sessions on working with specialist Millinery materials and a range of different Millinery techniques Learning how to master the skills of hand blocking, hand manipulation, determine proportions, trimmings and finishes of hats Learning how to design and make hats using specialist equipment and hand sewing techniques Learning from scratch you will cover: Blocking different fabrics Felt • Straw • Sinamay • Buckram How to insert a petersham ribbon head ribbon How to wire and manipulate fabrics How to trim…

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Leather Pillbox and Flower Techniques

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Leather Pillbox and Flower Techniques (2 day) £225 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those who have experience in straw, felt and sinamay and who want to expand their blocking and trimming knowledge to leather. This is an advanced course and prior experience of millinery is essential . The course will involve: Using a new foundation material called Fosshape to block the foundation for your pillbox shape and wire it so it is durable. Blocking a leather of…

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Introduction to Feather Techniques

January 15, 2019
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Introduction to Feather Techniques (1 day) £100 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those wanting to learn how feathers can enhance their designs. The course will involve: An introduction to different types of feathers and how they are used in our designs including, goose, hackle, turkey, ostrich and peacock amongst others. Time will be spent practicing the art of manipulating feathers and creating a feather mount. You will leave with: An understanding of different feathers and their capabilities…

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