Originally from New Zealand Andrew McDonald trained in millinery design at the Royal College of Art. He also paints and makes ceramics as well as presenting art performances involving costumes and props.
Andrew holds monthly weekend courses in hat making. With a maximum of six students in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere the courses focus on blocking shapes in felt and straw. Once you have a base you can trim it in any way you desire using feathers, fabric, ribbons and other more unconventional materials.
Andrew has plenty of experience with the unusual, having made hats for couture shows in Paris and London as well as editorial pieces for Dazed and ID Magazines. From hats made of resin set hair to plastic bubbles shimmering with crystals. However if a more wearable hat is what you want then bring on the bows and flowers.
On the course you will learn how to make a hat of your own design as well as pick up all sorts of tips for maintaining and updating any old hats you have.
New courses offered include: VINTAGE FASCINATORS, COUTURE FABRIC ROSES
Andrew is also able to offer other dates for parties of more than two and has had a lot of success with Hen Parties.
Studio F4, The Chocolate Factory, N16 Farleigh Place, London N16 7XS