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Trimming & Detailing Masterclass (weekly)

This November trimmings course will cover flower making, soft and sculptural bows and working with feathers with a focus on the upcoming festive season, be that a trim for the perfect cocktail piece or a flower corsage as a gift. Weekly evenings: November 1st, 8th,15th and 22nd

Vintage Inspired Woolfelt Hats

The 1930s & 40s were among the most inventive periods of hat history. Difficult events worldwide left milliners with little to work with but their own ingenuity. This lead to a flowering of small-scale creative shapes. In this three-day class, instructor Laura Whitlock will guide student through the process of creating hats inspired by this […]

Pillbox Perfection with Dillon Wallwork

In this workshop students will learn the complex technique of blocking, covering with fabric and forming an insert of a contrast panel. Create a stylish bow to trim, plus learn the professional skill of how to secure the hat to the head. This class is NOT for beginners. Students need hand sewing skills, experience in […]

Wool felt Trilby

Learn how to block and shape a crown and work with a flat patterned brim to make a super stylish trilby hat in just two days! Date: October 6th and 13th

Free Form Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw

The workshop will cover free form blocking techniques in sinamay and parasisal straw. The focus will be on new and exciting techniques that I have developed to enable students to create unique and individual hats. The following techniques will be covered in detail. Preparing materials for blocking: stiffening straw, cutting on the bias, making templates […]


MasterClass: “Surrealist and Architectural Hats” Course duration: 2 days = 12 hours (6 hours per day) • Course description: The students will learn how to make a three dimensional, angular hat out of special card board covered with fabric. They will start by free forming the hat, later create a pattern and hand stitch the […]

Vintage Millinery

10/09/2018 – 14/09/2018 5 days, 10.00 -16.30 £475 This vintage millinery course covers the study of hat styles and trimmings from the 1920 to 1950s. You will learn the forgotten art of draping felt and fabric to create hats, berets and turbans on hard and soft foundations using traditional techniques and materials…