VIRTUAL 8-piece cap pattern making with Janet Linville

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 […]

VIRTUAL MacIntosh Rose with Leanne Fredrick

Inspired by one of Leanne’s mothers hats from the late 1950s/early 1960s, this charming vintage ribbon folding technique works well with a variety of ribbon styles from petersham, satin, velvet or strips of fabric. In this course, Leanne will teach you the folding technique she uses with wide ribbon, narrow ribbon an a strip of […]

Online 8-week Fascinator Class – VIRTUAL

Online Mesa College

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 […]

Virtual Button and Brim Hat

Online Virtual Class

This course is aimed at: Those who want to learn the couture techniques involved in creating a button crown and brim hat.  This is an advance course and would only be suitable for a milliner who has had a lot of blocking experience. Course Timings This course will take place over the 2 days in 2 […]

ONLINE Millinery Masterclass – Italian Mesh Headdresses

Geraldine Penistone Online

What is Italian Mesh? Italian mesh is a wire mesh ribbon enamelled in different colours,  which can be stretched, shaped and twisted to make embellishments for headdresses and hats. This 2-day online course is suitable for all levels. We will teach you how to form and shape this versatile material using different techniques to make petals, […]

Virtual Felt crown and brim percher

Online Virtual Class

This course is aimed at: Students who want expand their knowledge of different designs and learn how to work with felt Timings for this course This course will take place over the 2 days in 2 x 4 hour blocks and run from 9.30am – 1.30pm (UK Time) Please note a further 4 hours independent sewing […]

Virtual Silk Abaca Lotus Flower (no tools)

Online Virtual Class

This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their flower making skills.  This course is suitable for all levels The course will involve: How to manipulate the silk into petals How to put petals together to form the flowers and create the centre of the flower

Virtual Blocking Sinamay – Beginners

Online Virtual Class

This course is aimed at: Those wanting to learn how to block using sinamay, perfect for beginners. The course will involve: Step by Step tuition on blocking a button shaped percher in sinamay How to get your sinamay percher off the block How to wire the inside of your percher How to curve petersham ribbon How […]

VIRTUAL Creating Crinoline Flowers with Amy Fowler

This course will demonstrate a variety of basic crinoline manipulation techniques to create light weight and colorful flowers. With a variety of flat and tubular crinoline and some household tools, you will learn how to make the three basic components of a flower; petals, stamens, and leaves, as well as how to assemble them. By […]

VIRTUAL Managing Finances with Beverley Edmondson

Tracking your incomes and expenditure can keep you out of hot water and your cash flow happy, understanding your costs (including paying yourself a wage that reflect your efforts)and likely tax implications will mean you can easily track your cash flow and know when and what you can spend on investing in your business especially […]

VIRTUAL Vintage Inspired Felt Trims by Wayne Wichern

Description: Create vintage-inspired and unique contemporary embellishments and trims using your remainder “scrap” felt pieces. You will fashion felt bows, bands, ties and laces, flowers, feathers, fronds, leaves, nuts and pods and learn to wire your materials for expert control of shape and line.

VIRTUAL Rouleaux and rolled edges with Leanne Fredrick

In this course, Leanne will teach you the rouleaux technique she uses with sinamay, pinapok and organdy and organza. This versatile skill will help you create beautiful ornaments with perfectly finished edges.  

Fancy Feather Mounts with Beverley Edmondson

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 […]

Working with Paper Fabrics – Boater and blocking demo with Amy Fowler

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 […]

Straw to Gold with Laura Whitlock

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. […]

Fabric Pleated Cocktail Hat with Jenny Roberts

North American Millinery Group Online

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 […]

8-piece cap patter and sewing with Janet Linville – Online

North American Millinery Group Online

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 […]

Fabulous Feathers (online)

Online Tracy Chaplin

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 […]

SINAMAY GRADIENT HALO with Katie Vale

British Millinery Association Online

Sinamay is such a fabulous fabric and can be effectively manipulated in so many ways. In this tutorial using a halo block, you will learn how to design and make a 3 tiered halo in a gradient of colours. TUESDAY 24th JANUARY 2023 UK 7-9 PM GMT via Zoom Cost: BMA Members: £15 Non Members: […]