Master the art of blocking fashionable felt hats in two pieces in this extensive workshop.
Learn to create Catherine's signature technique of the velvet swirl, which has won her a standard of excellence at the Royal Easter Show.
Making a sinamay base is a great way to learn a number of fundamental techniques for blocking, hand stitching and couture millinery processes. Designed for those beginning the millinery journey, this course will teach these techniques. You will walk a way with a fabulous sample that you can actually use as a base for your […]
Learn how to block a hat using the traditional millinery material parasisal straw.
Learn how to create a fascinator, a one-of-a-kind expression of your unique creativity.
In this course, Catherine will teach you to make a sinamay brim, a beautiful couture millinery technique.
In this course, Catherine teaches an all-in-one method for creating a bespoke felt hat.
This course is a study of millinery design. Emphasis is placed on the use of millinery techniques to create a brimless hat. This course is for all students preparing for a career in the fashion industry, costume design, or millinery or anyone interested in hat making. This online class with San Diego Mesa College begins […]
On this millinery course we'll introduce you to the technical skills for blocking and shaping straw and felt hats. We'll show you professional techniques and help you develop the correct manipulative skills, while learning how to use a range of specialist traditional equipment.
Tutor: Judy Bentinck Whether you've got your eye on a career as a professional milliner or becoming the best amateur around, this intensive 5 day workshop is an opportunity to sharpen up your skills.
Learn to create feather mounts that can be used as fascinators or as a trim on a hat. A fun feather course to learn how to make feather fascinators and feather mounts, the skills are useful to incorporate into all types of millinery and can open up new design ideas. In this workshop you will […]
Paper fabrics are an exciting new material that once blocked can resemble more expensive materials like leather and straw. In this two-day course, you will learn about the different paper fabrics available, as well as blocking and stiffening techniques. After a general blocking demonstration, we will be making a basic flat crown and flat brim […]
Laura will draw on her 30+ years of experience as a professional costume craftsperson to share methods of creating metallic surfaces on millinery materials. Students will learn techniques to give their creations an extra sparkle with metallic leaves, paints, and bronzing powders, and how to concoct and apply the age-old theatrical secret finish—French Enamel Varnish. […]
This two week intensive millinery course has been designed to cover all the key elements of 'Introduction to Millinery' and 'Millinery 2' short courses.
Tutor: Judy Bentinck During this course you will learn to make three different styles of ladies head wear from a selection of 20th century styles: 1920s cloche, 1940s turban and a 1950s headpiece.
This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their knowledge of millinery techniques and create headpieces using any fabrics. The course will involve: Learning how to block a hat base using buckram. Learning how to wire, line and cover with silk or fabric for a beautiful professional finish Using bias pleats to cover […]
As much as the Special Occasion hats are a huge market, caps are also an important part of many millinery businesses. Their casualness, their appeal to both male and female customers and their ‘every season’ adaptability can help expand your customers and fill out gaps in the season. The familiarity of the 8 piece also […]
Learn how to create feather mounts, feather flowers on a wire structure, floating feathers and apply interesting surface decoration. During this fun and informative workshop Tracy will share traditional and modern feather techniques and inspire you to explore new ways of working with feathers. The techniques will be demonstrated clearly with design inspiration and ideas […]
The course will involve: A choice of over 30 coloured fur felts (these contribute for a 3rd of the course cost) which will be prepared ready for you to block Exploration of different trims you can use on Fedora’s. With tuition you will block your fur felt hood to your desired head size and shape. […]
A boot camp of millinery techniques, skills, tips and information. Make Your Own Hats : Of course you can! If you have always wanted to learn to make your own headpieces, and hats, love going to the races or are simply fascinated by the millinery process then this is the workshop for you. Using time-honoured […]