Barry Rogers has worked in fashion and bridal houses for over 30 years and has a keen interest in millinery and developing his own unique styles. These vary between Large Brim, Pillbox, Perchers and Fascinators.
Later gaining experience whilst working alongside London based milliners, Barry now creates his own designs that are inspired by natural materials and contrasting colours that complement. Each style has been carefully thought out resulting in a classic and unique headpiece.
All of Barry’s millinery is created from his own blocks to allow the initial design to complement the finished decoration ensuring a stunning range suitable for many special occasions. Now Barry‘s has responded to requests to offer millinery workshops alongside the others already on offer to give students a chance to tap into his knowledge and expertise learning traditional skills and trade secrets alike.
Courses on offer include:
Basic Millinery Course
On this millinery course you will learn the techniques of blocking Sinamay and felt to construct a large or small hat. You will then look at decorating your hat. The first of the five sessions will be a discussion where we will discuss the materials you will need, and where to purchase them.
On this workshop Barry will take you through Blocking your base, making trims and flowers to decorate your fascinator.
On this workshop Barry will help you make a unique headpiece using sinamay, veiling, and adding feather and flowers to your liking.
Making flowers and trims
On this workshop you will make samples, trims suitable for hats, fascinators, and silk flowers.
Millinery Taster Day
On this workshop Barry will take you through the art of blocking, help you with samples of finishing and go on to decorating and trims. You will also make samples to take away with you.
Phone: 02380 982595