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Designing for Millinery with ANN SHOEBRIDGE!!

Join the uber talented and dynamic Ann Shoebridge as she shares her secrets to developing novel and original design ideas! Ann’s quirky and thoroughly modern millinery pieces are stocked by Myer and Alannah Hill and worn by the likes of Jen Hawkins! Create a special millinery design project with some unusual materials 😉 Class available […]

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 […]


My signature class! Learn how to design with pattern using one of millinerys most glamorous materials – guipure lace! The range of exquisite laces is endless, and creating beautiful millinery pieces with drifts of seductive lace is an essential technique to add to your millinery repertoire. Perfect for evening, bridal and racewear fashion pieces. This technique […]


Learn expert tips and techniques for working with the springy fibre and loosely woven construction of these hard working and versatile straws. Exercise your creativity and designers eye as you create your own one off hand sculpted creation! Perfect the art of finishing the edges neatly and professionally. You will be amazed how quickly you can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!