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Working with Fabric

Explore¬†old school couture techniques for covering a blocked base with glorious silks, satins, wools or cottons. Bring a challenging shape! We will work with pattern, add piping and all sorts of other tricks ūüėČ Don‚Äôt neglect the abundance of lovely dressmaking fabrics available‚Ķ perfect for a timeless and trans-seasonal look. Explore the art of fabric […]

CrystoForm Flowers and Trims with Lindsay Whitehead

Have you been admiring all those beautiful transparent and hand coloured plastic flowers and trims popping up in Melbourne last season? Missed the Ian Bennett classes? Lindsay has worked extensively with Ian on Crystoform trims and is licensed to teach this class. You won‚Äôt want to miss this on trend technique and amazing new millinery […]

Leather Flowers with Stephanie Spencer

Stephanie has made a name for herself with her beautiful and unique leather flowers, employing techniques such as gilding and lacquering, creating beautiful roses, orchids, freesias and hydrangeas… meet this dynamic young Melbourne milliner and share her secrets!

Summery Straws & Beginners!

4 days of summer straw fun including 2¬†*EVENING*¬†classes‚Ķ DIY Summer Straw hat, Strawcloth Turban Wrap, Sculpted Buntal Straws, or learn all the millinery basics with versatile sinamay strawcloth in our ever popular¬†*BEGINNERS*¬†Introduction to Sinamay class…

Block a hat, wire a bonnet &/or knit a beret!

Learn to block a hat, wire & cover a bonnet and knit a beret. In this¬†historical millinery summer school¬†intensive¬†Aylwen will introduce you to blocked, patterned and knitted hats and bonnets. Most students should produce two hats during the course, depending on the chosen design and materials. Please leave time to do homework in the evenings. […]

Block a hat, wire a bonnet &/or knit a beret!

Learn to block a hat, wire & cover a bonnet and knit a beret. In this¬†historical millinery summer school¬†intensive¬†Aylwen will introduce you to blocked, patterned and knitted hats and bonnets. Most students should produce two hats during the course, depending on the chosen design and materials. Please leave time to do homework in the evenings. […]

Block a hat, wire a bonnet &/or knit a beret!

Learn to block a hat, wire & cover a bonnet and knit a beret. In this¬†historical millinery summer school¬†intensive¬†Aylwen will introduce you to blocked, patterned and knitted hats and bonnets. Most students should produce two hats during the course, depending on the chosen design and materials. Please leave time to do homework in the evenings. […]

Intro to Thermoplastics and Creating with Ring Blocks

With Rose Hudson learn the basics of using thermoplastics in millinery from someone who has used these materials in theatre millinery for many, many years. Learn when to use them, and when not to use them! Advantages and limitations do you own a ring block and wondered what to do with it? Learn how to […]

Sinamay and Lace!

Combine sinamay and lace to create some beautiful and feminine dishes, discs, pillboxes and buttons, perfect for Spring racing!