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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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January 2019

Contemporary Millinery (Wednesday evenings)

January 9 - March 27
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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PROFESSIONAL HAT MAKING: STRAW AND SINAMAY

January 18 - April 5
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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Millinery Workshop – Saturdays

January 26 - February 23
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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February 2019

Introduction to Millinery – weekly

February 3 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 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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Millinery Taster

February 20
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

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Silk Daisy Chain

February 25
West Dean College West Dean, PO18 0QZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Tutor: Anne Tomlin The aim of this course is to introduce students to the art of millinery silk flower making 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 further and find your own personal way of creating flowers. The course is suitable for all levels and all that is required is a good basic knowledge of sewing and some patience to make this…

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Fabric Covered Pill Box / Bandeaux Masterclass

February 25 - February 26
Mille Fleurs, 12 High Street
Otford, TN14 5PQ United Kingdom
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During this 2 day workshop you will learn how to design and make a fabric covered pillbox/bandeaux. From creating a buckram shape, to a gorgeous finished piece, there will be 2 teachers to guide you along the way and help you at every stage.  Everything in our fabulously equipped millinery workshop will be at your disposal including an extensive selection of silks, feathers and haberdashery, infact everything you need to create a stunning piece (and of course tea and cake…

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Introduction to Millinery (weekly)

February 25
New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court
Cirencester, GL7 1JH United Kingdom
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In this five week course we will cover a wide range of millinery techniques which will be invaluable to you if you decide to take it further. Louise believes it is crucial, as a milliner, to learn to make every aspect of the hat. From blocking the shape, to trimming it with your own handmade flowers, worked feathers or manipulated materials. Week One: The first day of the course will be spent working with feathers. Louise will teach you to…

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Flower Making Workshop

February 26 - February 27
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom
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Come and learn how to make an assortment of different flowers, leaves and stems. (£75 + materials) Tutor: Chloe Scrivener

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2 Day Fabric Covered Hat

February 28 - March 1
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2H, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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With Judy Bentinck

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March 2019

Felt or Straw Hat making Workshop

March 1
Louise Pocock, High Street
Chipping Camden, Cotswolds GL55 6AG United Kingdom
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Louise Pocock

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Fascinator Day

March 2
Judy Bentinck, Studio E2H, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
London, WC1N 2NP United Kingdom
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With Judy Bentinck

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VINTAGE HATS & HEADPIECES

March 2 - March 9
Morley college, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
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2 & 9 March What you will learn Taking Inspiration from the first part of the 1900s, you will learn how make a hat or a headpiece inspired by the glamour and elegance of the 1920s (think ‘The Great Gatsby, Party Scene’). Or, you could opt for a more tailored look like a jaunty 1940s percher hat (think Elsa Schiaparelli).This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. By the end of the course you will be able…

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Free Form Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

March 4 - March 8
Tracy Chaplin London, Flat 3, 16 Dolland Street
London, SE11 5LN United Kingdom
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The workshop will cover free form blocking techniques in sinamay and parasisal straw. The focus will be on new and exciting techniques that I have developed to enable students to create unique and individual hats. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates for your design. Design and inspiration: The importance of a fluid design and how to achieve this. Manipulating and blocking techniques: shaping materials by hand…

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Fur Felt Winter Trilby

March 5
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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Parisisal Straw Explored

March 6 - March 7
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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Felt or Straw Hat making Workshop

March 8
Louise Pocock, High Street
Chipping Camden, Cotswolds GL55 6AG United Kingdom
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Louise Pocock

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ADVANCED FLOWER MAKING

March 9
PresentPerfect Creations Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom + Google Map

ADVANCED one-to-one day FLOWER MAKING WORKSHOP Level: advanced*** Along with the range of our photo and video tutorials PresentPerfect Creations offer an opportunity to book individual flower making workshops with Svetlana Faulkner, the designer/maker behind PresentPerfect Creations for a day on a flower of your choice, leather or fabric. Fabric flower making classes take place in the fine city of Norwich (https://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/) where Svetlana lives and creates her flower pieces. Come and learn to create a wide range of stunning flowers from silk flower brooches to bridal hairpieces…

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Introduction to Feather Techniques

March 12
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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