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September 2019

Mastering Millinery – weekly

September 28, 2019 - June 6, 2020
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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Saturdays, 10.00 – 4.30 40 Lime Grove, London W12 8EA £4250 London College of Fashion’s 30-week Mastering Millinery course starts in September 2019. Taking place on Saturdays at LCF’s specialist Millinery studios in London, this course will easily fit 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…

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April 2020

2-day Felt Hat

April 6 - April 7
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course, you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brimmed hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can choose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a Petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed…

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Metallic Foil in Millinery

April 10
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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A combination of traditional couture millinery and experimental trimming techniques, this workshop brings a new creative approach in hat decoration. Elena Shvab will teach you how to manipulate decorative metallic foil in order to create a standout couture hat decors and trimmings that can be mounted onto your fedora, trilby, headband, comb, etc. During this one day workshop, you will be guided through different creative ways od foil application and learn how to decorate a variety of surfaces such as…

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2-day Felt Hat

April 13 - April 14
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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On this two-day Felt Hat course, you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brimmed hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can choose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a Petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat. After blocking a hat you will proceed…

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Metallic Foil in Millinery

April 17
elena shvab, 401 1/2 Wandsworth Rd
London, SW8 2JP United Kingdom
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A combination of traditional couture millinery and experimental trimming techniques, this workshop brings a new creative approach in hat decoration. Elena Shvab will teach you how to manipulate decorative metallic foil in order to create a standout couture hat decors and trimmings that can be mounted onto your fedora, trilby, headband, comb, etc. During this one day workshop, you will be guided through different creative ways od foil application and learn how to decorate a variety of surfaces such as…

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Millinery Masterclass – Italian Mesh Headdresses

April 18 - April 19
Reloved Works, Stockport Road West
Stockport, Cheshire SK6 2BP United Kingdom
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Would you like to broaden your skills in millinery techniques? ...learn how to create your very own headpieces, fascinators… transforming them into unique jewel headresses for an upcoming event? …or perhaps you’re passionate about hats, fascinators, headdresses and would like to start learning more about the art of millinery! The course is suitable for professionals in millinery and fashion, beginners who want to start out in the world of millinery or for people who want to make headdresses for an…

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Raffia HAT Making Class

April 18 - April 19
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St
London, SE1 3XF United Kingdom
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2-Day Raffia HAT Making Workshop in Zandra Rhodes Fashion & Textile Museum 10:30am to 5:00pm. About this Event The Workshop: • Techniques of dying raffia • Plaiting raffia • Hand sewing raffia over a wooden or polyurethane hat block (bring your own block if you prefer a certain shape) • Finishing techniques for the inside of the hat with a Petersham Ribbon (Lining Optional) • All materials and equipment are provided and included in the fee, although students are welcome…

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Thermoplastic Orchids with Maor Zabar

April 21 - April 22
Cotswold School of Arts & Crafts Chipping Campden, + Google Map

We welcome back our good friend Maor Zabar, internationally renowned designer. These sculpting techniques with thermoplastic is one of Maor's favourite ways to create hats! It is a new technique which combines two materials thermoplastic and silk. As an artist it allows him to create sculptured flowers and other plants or organic shapes. Students will research their piece first by studying the structure, outline and color of orchids and then assemble them together using this unique technique. Once done, students…

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Fabric Pillbox Hat

April 23 - April 24
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Fabric Pillbox Hat (2 days) £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their knowledge of millinery techniques and create headpieces using any fabrics. The course will involve: Learning how to block a hat base using buckram. Learning how to wire, line and cover with silk or fabric for a beautiful professional finish using 1 of the following options; Using bias pleats to cover a pillbox. Using a ruching technique to cover a pillbox.…

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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored

April 28 - April 29
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored This course is aimed at: Those who want to explore working with Jinsin and silk Abaca. The course will involve: Exploring and experimenting with Jinsin, a material renowned for its sculptural quality. It creates incredible shapes when curved and flexed. The fabric can be stripped away to create a wild spray of fibres. Exploring and experimenting with Silk Abaca, a material which is fine and smooth and can be free-shaped, blocked or used for draping. …

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Painted Silk Abaca Flower and Headband

April 30 - May 1
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore flower painting on silk albaca and creating an innovative headband using this fabric which lends itself to gathers and curves The course will involve: Learning how to create flowers from Silk Albaca and to paint the petals to give a natural effect. Creating a headband using the draping qualities of silk albaca Creating a bird cage veil to finish off the design You will leave with: Knowledge on painting flowers A understanding…

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May 2020

SILK PAINTED FLOWERS

May 12 - May 13
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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NEW Silk Painted Flowers (2 day) –  £195 (inc all materials) – Level: All To see more photos of our students work on this course, please link to the following facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/jrmillineryschool/photos/?tab=album&album_id=410456932973786 This course is aimed at: Those wanting to take their flower making to the next level by learning how to paint silk for petals and leaves using a variety of techniques. The course will involve: Cutting. Painting and shaping silk into life like rose petals and leaves Assembling techniques…

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Thermoplastic Pillbox and Trims

May 14 - May 15
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore Thermoplastic Materials and to understand their capabilities within millinery The course will involve: Learning how block using Thermoplastics Learning how to create molded flowers using this medium Learning how to create fabric, leather trims using Thermoplastics You will leave with: Knowledge of the different Thermoplastic materials and their capabilities A finished design using your new found skills

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June 2020

Velvet Lillies with Bridget Bailey

June 15 - June 16
Cotswold School of Arts & Crafts Chipping Campden, + Google Map

We are thrilled to announce that Bridget Bailey is returning to The Cotswold School of Arts and Crafts in 2020 to bring another fabiulous two day workshop creating beautiful velvet lillies using her own special techniques. This masterclass will allow you to create beautiful pieces using Bridgets stunning technique. This is a wonderful technique for embossing and wiring petals without needing expensive tools. The flowers are very sculptural and keep their shape and the techniques are very versatile. Bridget has…

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Sinamay Pillbox Hat

June 27 - June 28
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Beginners Millinery/Sinamay Pillbox Hat (2 days)  £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Beginners who want to learn the art of blocking and trimming cocktails hats. The course will involve: A comprehensive overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles. Practical application of blocking a pillbox percher on a wooden block. A series of sinamay trims will then be demonstrated and practiced including bows, fans, bias loops, veils, ruches, roses, lilies and free form shapes. Time spent exploring techniques…

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Vintage Style Headpiece

June 29 - June 30
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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July 2020

Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking

July 2 - July 3
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking This course is aimed at: Those who want to learn the couture techniques involved in creating a sinamay crown and brim hat. The course will involve: Learning how to block a crown and brim using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks. Practical knowledge of how to edge with wire and a bias piece and also create different brim edgings. Learning how to size your hat. Creating samples…

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September 2020

Sinamay Pillbox Hat

September 9 - September 10
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Beginners Millinery/Sinamay Pillbox Hat (2 days)  £195 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Beginners who want to learn the art of blocking and trimming cocktails hats. The course will involve: A comprehensive overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles. Practical application of blocking a pillbox percher on a wooden block. A series of sinamay trims will then be demonstrated and practiced including bows, fans, bias loops, veils, ruches, roses, lilies and free form shapes. Time spent exploring techniques…

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October 2020

Leather flower and veil headpiece with Justine Bradley-Hill

October 5 - October 6
Cotswold School of Arts & Crafts Chipping Campden, + Google Map

We are thrilled to welcome Justine Bradley-Hill to The Cotswolds School of Arts and Crafts. Justine is well known for her stylish and elegant pieces and this leather headpiece is no exception. You will learn to cut, stiffen and shape the leather petals and then to create the beautiful floral spray of flowers, buds and leaves. Justine will teach you to mount these on to a custom made headband and how to attach your veiling for the ultimate finishing touch.…

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