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4 Day Millinery Workshop
March 15 - March 18
Tutor: Judy Bentinck
On this popular four-day workshop, students have the opportunity to learn a range of couture millinery techniques, and complete two hats from start to finish: one in sinamay and one in wool felt. You can choose to create brimmed hats or cocktail hats or one of each style. You will learn all the steps required to create a hat to a couture standard.
This course is suitable for all levels: from absolute beginners to experienced students. If you’re new to sewing, don’t worry: Judy will show you every step. If you’ve attended this workshop before, you can return and work on some more advanced projects with Judy’s advice and support. We cover a new topic each day, followed by the opportunity to progress at your own pace.
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with a patient and inspiring teacher. Judy is an industry expert with over 17 years’ experience. She will answer your questions, provide one-to-one practical problem-solving and support you through your learning. This workshop is the ideal way to learn the craft of millinery and get confident in your skills.
During this workshop we will cover the following methods:
-Gain experience of working with and handling both sinamay and felt, and learn the different qualities of each material.
-Learn how to block and stiffen a crown and a brim, and how to correctly remove your pieces from the block. You will work with both Sinamay and Felt to gain hands-on experience of both materials.
Learn about different couture stitching methods, which are appropriate for different parts of the hat, or material.
-Gain experience of different bindings: Judy will show you 2 methods.
-Learn all the steps necessary to create your own individually designed hat, ready to amaze everyone!