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2 day millinery workshop, Wiltshire

Sinamay Hat Workshop.

About the Course

Thank you for considering Fairytale Chic.
I teach hat making and millinery skills.
On this 2 day workshop you will learn how to use a wooden hat block and traditional millinery skills to block and shape your own hat or fascinator. This course is spread over two days to allow you time to make a larger hat or a smaller piece or you may find that you would like to block more than one shape to get the hang of the technique. I'm happy to discuss ideas beforehand and you will have time to be creative.

By the end of the day students will:

- Learn how to block a hat or fascinator

- Learn techniques to apply a wired edge and depending on chosen design start to learn finishing techniques.

Millinery requires hand sewing skills, you will leave with a blocked felt shape and the workshop is supported with a handout explaining the techniques required to finish your hat at home if needed. Further workshops and support may be booked if desired.

No previous millinery experience is necessary.

What do I need to bring: (I do have a selection of tools available but if you have the following please bring them along)
Please bring your own packed lunch
Fabric and paper scissors
Pins – preferably .65mm steel
Needles – Millinery size 6,7 or 8
Tape measure
Selection of threads, various colours if possible
Camera or camera phone if you want to record the process.
Please also bring along any feathers, fabric, flowers or trims that you would like to incorporate into your hat.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Stiffener, wire and Petersham ribbon are provided in a range of colours, if you have a particular colour in mind please let me know 2 weeks prior to the workshop. Please note that the main fabric is an additional £30 for sinamay or felt. You also have the option to work with parasisal, buckram and silks please enquire for more information as prices may differ.
A range of trims and feathers will be available at additional cost if desired.

Free tea and coffee are provided along with some naughty treats.


Sally at Fairytale Chic
Warminster Civic Centre
Sambourne Road
BA12 8LB
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  • Suitable for beginners
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2 days, 9.30 - 4.00

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