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Virtual ‘Millinery Modules’ (10 wks)

September 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - November 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Module: ‘Research, Design & Collection Creation’

 When: Mondays  September 14th – November 30th  (1/2 term 2nd and 9th Nov)

 Where:  Virtually, via Zoom

 Your Tutors:  Both Jenny and Marie will be co-tutoring this course, the content is based on their experience running a successful millinery business for the last 15 years; Jenny’s prior experience working in the design team for ‘Designers at Debenhams’ and content has also been drawn from Jenny and Maries Fashion/Textiles Degree’s and completions of their ‘HNC Millinery’ qualification.

 The following themes will be explored over the 10 weeks:

-History of Hats and Fashion

-Milliners past and present

-Interpreting Trends

-Sketchbook Creation

-2D to 3D Exploration

-Illustration (step by step) / how to draw hats

-Collection Development

-Collection Refining 

-Collection Presentation 

-Self Assessment



Each week a small brief will be set and delivered through a group tutorial the following week, these briefs guide students through the process of historical,  contextual, primary and secondary research.  

 Students will then choose a theme for their collection and through 2D and 3D sketchbooks their inspiration will be researched and explored.

 Following this, tutorials on presentation and workshops on illustration/drawing millinery will enable students to put ideas to paper and start to realise a collection.

 The final stages of the course will support students through creating a strong and cohesive collection based on thorough research and development of their inspiration.


Time Commitment

Individual work per week (inclusive of optional Monday pm) – 2-5 hours per week depending on your availability


Approx Timetable for each session (UK Time)

9.30am – 11pm  – Review of Previous Weeks Topic through sharing and discussion

11.15am – 1pm – New Topic introduction/Lecture/Presentation

2pm – 4pm – Individual Tutorial/Group Work/Practice/Execution of tasks (optional)


Individual Attention

Numbers will be limited to 10 students in order to ensure plenty of interaction within the class and 1-2-1 support.



The investment in this module is £825 for the 10 weeks, instruction/tuition will be recorded should you need to miss a week but we hope that students can make the majority of the sessions.

A non refundable deposit of £350 is required to secure you place, with the balance due at the start of the course. 


Find out more

If you have questions or would like to explore with us over the phone if this is something that is right for you at the moment, please get in touch and we can schedule a call Jenny@jrmillinery.co.uk


Future Modules

January will see the launch of our second Millinery Module: The Business of Millinery; Planning, Marketing and PR.  

Students do not have to have completed ‘Research, Design & Collection Creation’ to join this module but priority will be given to those having completed it.


September 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
November 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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