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Dahlias with Anne Tomlin

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 […]

Meadow Flowers with Anne Tomlin

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 […]

Making Spring Flowers

Make beautiful silk spring flowers, including narcissi, anemones and snowdrops. Learn lots of flower making techniques and experiment with traditional heated tools to manipulate silks and velvets to shape the […]

Autumn Leaves and Berries

The course aim is to learn about millinery silk flower-making from observation of leaves and berries and to interpret them using silk, leather, paper clay, and wire. You will learn […]

A Stem of Sweet Peas

Discover the art of millinery silk flower making and experiment with a range of traditional French and Japanese somebana heated tools. You will gain skills that you can use after […]

A quintessential English Silk Rose

Disover the art of millinery silk flower making and experiment with a range of traditional French and Japanese somebana heated tools. You will gain skills that you can use after […]

Leather and Silk Flower Headpiece

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 […]

Velvet Rose

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 […]

Silk Daisy Chain

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. […]