Deposit Fee: 12 - 16 August 2024, Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week
Indicative maximum class size: 8
This course is designed for people who’ve always thought ‘I’d love to do millinery’.
It will appeal to professionals and hobbyists interested in making hats for fashion (for weddings, going to the races and photoshoots) or for costume (theatre and film).
Please bring with you to the first day:
You will be exploring felt blocking and you'll be working with sinamay (a stiff coarse open textile), creating hats from buckram - these materials will be supplied.
If you'd like to create something that is specific to an event you're attending, or have a specific design idea, you may wish to purchase additional materials or sinamay before arriving on the course.
Charity shops are a brilliant resource as old straw or felt hats that can be unpicked and repurposed into something else, so it can be worth checking your local shops if this is of interest.
If you wish to create something from sinamay (a sinamay hat can require 3 metres of fabric) or are looking for extra embellishments, good suppliers are:
You may also wish to purchase matching petersham ribbon.