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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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November 2018

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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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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Advanced Feather Techniques

January 16, 2019
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Advanced Feather Techniques (1 day) £100 inc all materials This course is aimed at: This is a perfect course for those wanting to advance their feather knowledge having already attended the introduction or having had previous feather experience. The course will involve: Demonstrations showing different ways of dying and preparing feathers. Practical skills showing how to create a wired feather vine enabling you to create a variety of trims ready to use on your hats. The skills needed to create…

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Fabric Pillbox Hat

January 17, 2019 - January 18, 2019
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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PROFESSIONAL HAT MAKING: STRAW AND SINAMAY

January 18, 2019 - April 5, 2019
Morley college, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
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Weekly What you will learn For high fashion or everyday hats, this course will introduce you to professional hat making from straw and sinamay. Materials made from plant fibres have been used to make hats for many thousands of years and the techniques used to create beautiful shapes are relatively simple to learn. This course will enable you to produce your own stunning creations for both men and women, trimmed to perfection. Beginners to the subject will be introduced to…

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Parisisal Straw Explored

January 21, 2019 - January 22, 2019
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Parisisal Straw Explored (2 day) £225 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Those who want to explore working with Parisisal straw and experiment with the many possibilities it brings. Previous experience of blocking sinamay is needed. The course will involve: Learning how to block Parisisal and its foundation materials using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks. A tutorial in how to create a Parisisal brim. Learning how to wire and line…

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Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored

January 23, 2019 - January 24, 2019
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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Millinery Workshop – Saturdays

January 26, 2019 - February 23, 2019
Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square
Kings Cross, London N1C 4AAUK United Kingdom
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Whether you've got your eye on a career as a professional milliner or becoming the best amateur around, this intensive 5 day workshop is an opportunity to sharpen up your skills and get off to a flying start. Suitable for both beginners and intermediate students, this action-packed course will give you tips, techniques and hands-on practice. From adding warmth and style to your daily commute, to turning heads at Royal Ascot, there’s always an excuse to wear a hat. So, get equipped to…

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Fur Felt Winter Trilby

January 26, 2019
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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Fur Felt Winter Fedora  (1 day) £130 inc all materials This course is aimed at: Students of any skill level who want to create a unique wearable Fedora hat for winter The course will involve: Choice of black, grey, navy or tan fur felt Exploration of different trims you can use on Fedora’s. With tuition you will block your fur felt hood to your desired head size and shape. Creation of a feather trim or a petersham trim to adorn…

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Silk & Fabric Flower Making

January 28, 2019 - January 29, 2019
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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Wool Felt Pillbox Hat (2 days)

January 30, 2019 - January 31, 2019
Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ United Kingdom
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£195 (inc all materials) – Level: Intermediate

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February 2019

Introduction to Millinery – weekly

February 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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Sundays, over 5 weeks £595 On this beginners millinery course we'll introduce you to the technical skills for blocking and shaping straw and felt hats. We'll show you professional techniques and help you develop the correct manipulative skills, while learning how to use a range of specialist traditional equipment. You'll learn a range of decorative techniques and methods of professionally finishing hats, as well as measuring the head and fitting a hat. You will be encouraged to develop your design…

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Advanced Crown & Brim Hat Blocking

February 5, 2019 - February 6, 2019
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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