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Hat making (millinery) courses, workshops and classes. Learn how to craft your own bespoke headpiece, fascinator of full hat with experienced milliners!

Image for Art & Craft Days - Make a Felt Hat, Bag, Laptop Case or Cushion cover in a Day
Next course on 18th August 2017
On this one day workshop our tutor Kris will teach you design, layout, felting and finishing. You will be using the wet felting method, transforming fibres into a strong fabric. This will be done with simple tools, your hands, bubble wrap, soap and water. You will learn how to make a 3D object by using strong plastic shapes to wrap the fibres around. This will be removed once felting has finished. At the end of...
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Next course on 23rd September 2017
Learn to make your own beautiful felt hat! On this course, you will be shown how to design your own hat, working from a basic template,which you can then personalise by adding flaps, flowers, tassels, bobbles or any other decoration you can think of ! I have been making, and teaching felt making for many years now, and have developed this range of courses to cover basic felt-making techniques, to produce a finished item during...
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Come and join us to make your own hand felted flower brooch in this relaxed half day workshop. You will learn how to; * make the pattern, * lay out the wool and silk fibres * wet felt and shape the wool in to a flower shape before adding a stamen to make your flower into a brooch. No previous experience of felting is required, all abilities welcomed. Your tutor will be Emma Jackson, a...
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Next course on 17th June 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme. Make a Marvellous Messenger bag with Emma Redfern 9.30am -4.30pm A large, fully lined cross body bag with a piped flap closure. Participants will need a metre of both outer fabric (heavy weight, curtain fabric is good, heavy linen) and lining fabric (quilt weight cotton or cotton lawn) For contrasting piping a fat quarter of a contrasting fabric is needed, otherwise...
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Each course will take place in my studio in Burley-in-Wharfedale and will have just 3 participants, to allow for plenty of dedicated tuition. You will learn how to block (create the basic shape), wire and trim a wool felt cloche and by the end of the 3 sessions will have a beautiful hat to take away with you! Choose your own colour, brim shape and trim. A non-refundable deposit of £25.00 is required to secure...
Image for Millinery evening class (monthly) at Inkberrow Design Centre
Evening millinery workshop on the first Friday of the month. In this 3 hour millinery evening class you can try your hand at making a fascinator, a button headpiece or full hat. Students will be taken through a personal project of their choice. Some example options would be a fascinator, a felt button, felt hat, sinamay buttons etc. A small project such as a simple fascinator can be completed on the evening or Mark will...
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Next course on 24th June 2017
As part of Warwickshire Open Studios, I'm running a new and improved Fascinator Workshop! Make some fabulous headwear for a wedding, prom or day at the races. 2-5pm, The Ceramics Studio, Alderminster. Join us for an afternoon of creativity and a complimentary glass of fizz! Learn how to: Create a fabric-covered base in your favourite colours Add decorative details like feathers, veiling & fabric flowers Attach a concealed comb or clip to your base. By...
Image for 6 Week millinery course how to make a Saucer/Hatinator
This course is ideal for complete beginners to the art of hat making or for those with some previous experience who wish to further their skills amongst like-minded students. An action-packed course of tips, techniques and hands-on practice, you will be introduced to the wonders of blocking, and the making-up and trimming of fashionable and flattering hatinators. This course will encourage you to develop your own style whilst learning different techniques for your hatinator creations....
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Next course on 27th May 2017
Sinamay is a modern millinery material - in the workshop you will learn how to manipulate it to make a fascinator featuring sinamay loops, one of the early stepping stones of modern millinery. Once you've mastered making loops I will show you how to add that professional millinery touch, decorating it with either flowers or veiling. If you have a special event coming up please feel free to bring in your own colour co-ordinated trimmings...
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This course is an introduction to the art of millinery. Saturday 10am - 3.30pm Sunday 10am - 4.30/5pm Working with experienced couture and theatrical milliner Sally-Ann Provan, you will learn how to design and create your own made-to-measure hat from woolfelt hoods :– steaming, stitching and wiring, and then trim it and wear it! Sally runs The Edinburgh Hat Studio designing and making hats and headpieces for private clients around the world, and theatre, TV,...