Silk Orchid

West Dean College West Dean

Tutor: Anne Tomlin Learn how to make couture millinery orchids using different types of silk. Learn about the construction of an orchid through observation and drawing. Each process will be demonstrated with samples. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the art of millinery silk flower making using a mixture of traditional French and […]

Silk Daisy Chain

West Dean College West Dean

Tutor: Anne Tomlin The aim of this course is to introduce students to the art of millinery silk flower making using a mixture of traditional French and Japanese somebana heated tools. You will gain skills that you can use after the course has ended to explore the craft further and find your own personal way of creating […]

Velvet Rose

West Dean College West Dean

Tutor: Anne Tomlin Learn how to make couture silk and velvet roses using silk velvet and silk. Learn about the construction of flowers through observation and drawing. Each process will be demonstrated with samples. The aim of this course is to introduce you to the art of silk flower making using a mixture of traditional […]

Leather and Silk Flower Headpiece

West Dean College West Dean

Tutor: Anne Tomlin The aim of this course is to experiment with different techniques of couture flower making using a mixture of traditional French and Japanese somebana heated tools. You will gain skills that you can use after the course has ended to explore the craft and find your own personal way of creating flowers […]

Meadow Flowers with Anne Tomlin

West Dean College West Dean

Tutor: Anne Tomlin Whilst observing wildflowers and grasses, recreate your own mini meadow in millinery fabrics. Experiment with dyes to create colours, textures and layers, make stamens, bond silk and bind stems with silk thread. Learn about the construction of wild flowers through observation to interpret them using silk, paper clay, millinery fabrics, wire, embroidery […]

Dahlias with Anne Tomlin

West Dean College West Dean

Tutor: Anne Tomlin Observe and make a realistic silk dahlia using traditional flower-making tools together with Anne's own techniques that she has developed over her long career in millinery. The aim of this course is to make a realistic silk dahlia using traditional flower-making tools together with Anne’s own techniques she has developed over years […]