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.
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.
Learn how to block a hat using the traditional millinery material parasisal straw.
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 create a fascinator, a one-of-a-kind expression of your unique creativity.
The course will involve: Blocking a sinamay crown shape using hand blocking with pins and steam Blocking a parisisal crown shape Learning how to wire and attach internal petersham edging Learning how to create a parisisal flower Learning how to create a parisisal loop trim Professionally finishing your piece with a lining Fixings to ensure […]
What is Cold Porcelain and how can it be used in millinery? Cold porcelain clay is an air-drying modelling material used for modelling miniature flowers and leaves in millinery, which when dry is very hard and resistant to breakage. This is a 2-day online course suitable for all levels. It is aimed at those who would […]
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 […]
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, […]