Tag Archives: Beginners


Visit London and connect with milliners and hat lovers from around the world to learn, shop and socialise in this now annual event! See the full schedule here

Introduction to Millinery (weekly)

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 […]

Sinamay Pillbox Hat

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 […]

Introduction to Millinery – weekly

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 […]

Introduction to Millinery

About the Course Two day course resulting in a complete cloche hat and possibly a pillbox hat too. Using traditional millinery techniques, basic seeing skills is an advantage although not essential. Learn how to make your hat, finish in different ways, and trim with various styles. Relaxed learning environment. What’s included in the price? All […]

6 Week millinery course blocking and finishing

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 […]

Millinery Taster

(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. […]