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Everything Sinamay!

Introduction to Sinamay *Great for Beginners* My classic beginners class! You will learn ALL the millinery basics, including blocking, wiring, finishing, a simple trim. Block and trim (decorate) a small hat to take home! Or attempt a bigger, more complex shape, and trim the next day! Class available 10am-4pm Saturday 11 August 2018. Cost $180 […]

Racello Delights!

Racello Braid Bow Bandeau or Turban Discover the delights of luscious glossy Racello braid as we weave together colours and forms to create some striking headwear! Choose between a Delpozo inspired Bow bandeau or turban or possibly a bit of both! We will experiment! Add stripes or blocks of colour! Class available 10am-4pm Sunday 29 […]

Everything Buntal!

Sculpted Buntal Straw Hats! (suitable for beginners) You’ll be amazed what you can achieve with some creative free shaping with these versatile buntal straws! Learn how to achieve a professional finish, and attach securely to your head. Instant hat for the races 😉 Class available 12noon-4pm Saturday 14 July 2018. Cost $120 per student (or $270 for both days). Blocking […]

Everything Leather!

Blocking and Sculpting Leather (suitable for beginners) Learn all the basics of how to block leather over a hatblock with a suitable foundation and lining and get a flawless finish. We will also create a sculpted piece, free shaping the leather into beautiful folds and pleats over a base. Class available 10am-4pm Saturday 23 June 2018. Cost $180 per […]

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 😉 Don’t neglect the abundance of lovely dressmaking fabrics available… perfect for a timeless and trans-seasonal look. Explore the art of fabric […]

Buckram Bonnet Making

Lynne Cook, Milliner from Adelaide, Australia is running a 1-day buckram bonnet making workshop at Jane Austen Festival Australia. Information at http://www.janeaustenfestival.com.au or by contacting Aylwen Gardiner-Garden (Director) on registration@janeaustenfestival.com.au

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’t want to miss this on trend technique and amazing new millinery […]


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn with one of Melbourne’s hottest young milliners! Nobody does flowers quite like Stephanie 😉   Stephanie Spencer is known for her modern and innovative approach to flower making and is headed to Sydney in February, to teach the techniques behind her signature block colour leather Orchids and and the […]