Tag Archives: Beginners


Dates: 7-14 JULY 2018 Teacher: JANE SMITH Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse,  FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website: www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/108/ Jane Smith’s career spans more than 40 years in film and theatre and she has developed  an unrivalled knowledge of hat construction and an enviable array of millinery skills. Jane has a particular skill for working with straw braid […]


Dates: 23-30 June 2018 Teacher: BRIDGET BAILEY Location: CHATEAU DUMAS, Nr Toulouse, FRANCE Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net Website:  www.chateaudumas.net/workshop/106/ Milliner Bridget Bailey returns to Chateau Dumas in 2018 to teach specialist pleating techniques and how it can be applied to millinery. You’ll make two pleated headpieces during the week as well as a collection of samples and […]

Introduction to Millinery (weekly)

04/02/2018 – 04/03/2018 Sundays, 10.00 – 16.30 £550 On this 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…

Summery Straws & Beginners!

4 days of summer straw fun including 2 *EVENING* classes… 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…