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September 2020

Virtual ‘Millinery Modules’ (10 wks)

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

Module: ‘Research, Design & Collection Creation’  When: Mondays  September 14th - November 30th  (1/2 term 2nd and 9th Nov)  Where:  Virtually, via Zoom  Your Tutors:  Both Jenny and Marie will be co-tutoring this course, the content is based on their experience running a successful millinery business for the last 15 years; Jenny’s prior experience working in the design team for ‘Designers at Debenhams’ and content has also been drawn from Jenny and Maries Fashion/Textiles Degree’s and completions of their ‘HNC Millinery’ qualification.  The following themes…

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October 2020

Cocktail or Bridal Hat Class – VIRTUAL

October 12 - December 14

October 12-December 14 This 8-week course at San Diego Mesa College will be taught on-line. (Asynchronously) and will include instruction for beginning to advance level students.  The class will cover designing the hat using art elements such as colour & shape and will explore working with different facial shapes.  In addition, there will be instruction on sketching your design. The class will travel throughout history exploring different hats and hat shapes for added inspiration. Different techniques for trims such as…

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November 2020

Jinsin Souffle

November 28
Online Essential Hat

Another way of making a circle from a rectangle! This method can also be used to make a brim. The "Souffle" works well embellished with silk flowers. You will also see how easy it is to make a double sided Souffle using Paris Cloth. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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December 2020

Jinsin Souffle

December 2
Online Essential Hat

Another way of making a circle from a rectangle! This method can also be used to make a brim. The "Souffle" works well embellished with silk flowers. You will also see how easy it is to make a double sided Souffle using Paris Cloth. Tutor: Catherine Ellen

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Autumn Leaves and Berries

December 4 - December 6
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

The course aim is to learn about millinery silk flower-making from observation of leaves and berries and to interpret them using silk, leather, paper clay, and wire. You will learn many techniques 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 develop your way of recreating not only leaves but flowers too. The course is suitable for all levels, and…

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Silk and Leather Maple Leaf Brooch – Live Online Workshop

December 13
Anne Tomlin Online United Kingdom + Google Map

In this workshop you will make a realistic maple leaf from a choice of templates. You will: hand paint silk satin and we will talk about colour and using dyes make a framework of wires for structure insert a brooch pin back the leaf with leather use heated tools for leaf veining and shaping add wax for sheen and protection. The price also includes a recording of our Zoom workshop, and a catch-up Zoom session, where you can share your…

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Velvet Rose with Anne Tomlin – Online

December 19 - December 20
Anne Tomlin Online United Kingdom + Google Map

Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom, by Anne Tomlin Anne Tomlin is a milliner and 3D botanical artist inspired by the Sussex countryside around where she lives. She studied textiles at Farnham, graduating with a first-class degree in 1983, followed by millinery at The London College of Fashion. She was one half of the renowned hat label Bailey Tomlin with an international reputation, selling to many top stores including Liberty, Harrods and Saks 5th Ave. She now makes bespoke hats and headpieces,…

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January 2021

Millinery Course – 8 lessons

January 18, 2021 - March 15, 2021
Berry Rutjes, Noordeinde 182
The Hague, 2514 GR Netherlands
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Course millinery couture Making hats is the prefect match between ‘art’ and ‘craft’. Learn in eight evenings de traditional techniques of this beautiful craft and get inspired by creativity. At the end of the course you have finished two perfect beautiful hats for yourself. How great is that! Of course you can use wooden shapes of my special course collection. And choose materials & accessories from an enormous stock in the atelier. 18 January - 15 March

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March 2021

Making Spring Flowers

March 21, 2021 - March 24, 2021
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Make beautiful silk spring flowers, including narcissi, anemones and snowdrops. Learn lots of flower making techniques and experiment with traditional heated tools to manipulate silks and velvets to shape the petals. The aim of this course is to learn about millinery of silk flowers from observation of flowers and to interpret them using silk, velvet, paper clay, and wire. You will learn many techniques of millinery silk flower-making using a mixture of traditional French and Japanese Somebana heated tools. You…

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July 2021

Flower making with Bridget Bailey

July 10, 2021 - July 17, 2021
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Dates: 10-17 July 2021 Teacher: BRIDGET BAILEY Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/106/ Bridget has an unsurpassed reputation for intriguing ideas and exquisite making and over the years she has developed a particular set of skills and techniques for working with silk, sinamay and straw. This workshop will focus on flower-making and you’ll learn some of the secrets behind Bridget’s extraordinary designs.  With endless good humour and enthusiasm, she'll show you how to manipulate materials to…

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More Millinery Perfection with Dillon Wallwork

July 10, 2021 - July 17, 2021
Chateau Dumas, Chateau Dumas
Auty, 82220 France
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Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2021.  With over 35 years’ experience in high-end model millinery, Dillon has a set of skills that make his classes essential for students wanting to improve their traditional skills. This 7-night workshop is aimed at competent milliners who are looking to take their skills to a more refined level. During the week Dillon will cover advanced techniques for blocking and creating a variety of foundations including Sparterie. Understanding how to…

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