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

Feather Rose Headpiece with Ian Bennett

We are so excited to welcome Ian Bennett to The Cotswolds School of Arts and Crafts. This two day workshop will see you curling, cutting and shaping feathers to create the most beautiful cabbge roses.  Ian will teach you the skills necessary to bring these incredible creations to life. You will also learn how to […]

Everything Lace!

Heavenly Lace Headbands In this creative one day workshop, make your own high fashion headband or lace sculpture using lace motifs and possibly some crystals. Stiffened Lace Hats My trademark technique! Experiment with pattern using this beautiful material. Recreate the stiffened guipure lace hats of the fifties, using contemporary techniques. Great for races, bridal or […]

Valentines Loveheart Button workshop

with Louise Pocock & Kerry Kernan Come and create the perfect headpiece for your Valentines Day this year. This one day workshop will show you how to create the perfect button with a ‘love heart’ theme. Incorporating traditional millinery techniques alongside additional textiles skills such as needle felting, this design will allow you to select […]


Classic Blocked Felt Hat (suitable for beginners) Learn essential tips and techniques on how to work with this classic millinery material. Block a one piece design on a traditional wooden hat block(s), or you can attempt a two piece design if you’re coming both days. Boaters, cloches, berets and buttons… there are many options! Choose between […]

Thermoplastic Pillbox and Trims

This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore Thermoplastic Materials and to understand their capabilities within millinery The course will involve: Learning how block using Thermoplastics Learning how to create molded flowers using this medium Learning how to create fabric, leather trims using Thermoplastics You will leave with: Knowledge of the different Thermoplastic materials and […]

Bias Brim Hat

This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore a different brim technique. This is an advanced course and students need to have completed the crown and brim techniques course. The course will involve: Learning how to create a bias brim, a technique which works well with waffle and plain sinamay and enables you to […]

Beginners Millinery / Sinamay Pillbox Hat

(2 days)  £195 (inc all materials) – Level: Beginners 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 sinamay trims […]