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.
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.
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.
In our brand new workshops 'Fedora Fridays', Catherine will guide you through creating a classic, unisex fedora style fur felt using a western weight Fur Felt Capeline. You will learn how to shape the crown, stiffening techniques and creating a petersham hat band and bow. You will learn all the traditional, timeless techniques for creating […]
In this wonderful 3 1/2 hour session you will be introduced to basic introductory sinamay trimming skills and traditional stitching techniques. During the process you will create your own small headpiece or fascinator. We supply the materials for this class. High Tea consisting of a variety of sweet and savoury treats from local delicatessens are […]
In this workshop students will learn free-form draping and hand sewing skills needed to create a soft draped felt hat that fits perfectly. Using steam and a basic head shaped block, students will learn to make a small or large brimmed hat of their own design and a variety of techniques for finishing a felt […]
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 […]
Tutor: Judy Bentinck A four day course learning a wide range of millinery techniques.
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: […]
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 […]
This course is aimed at: Beginners who want to find out what millinery is all about and take the first steps in exploring Sinamay Cocktail Hats The course will include: All Materials Required A comprehensive overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles. A series of sinamay trims will then be demonstrated and practiced including bows, […]
This course is aimed at: Beginners who want to learn the art of blocking and trimming cocktails hats. The course will involve: All Materials needed 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 will then be demonstrated and […]