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6 week millinery course blocking and finishing


Duration: 6 weeks

Price: £350

Run by: Yolande Fret-Howells
at Embellish Millinery by Yolande Jane

22 Tir Mynydd
Gorseinon
Swansea
South Wales
SA4 4UN

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About the Course

Guided sessions on working with specialist millinery materials and a range of different millinery techniques. Learning how to master the skills of hand blocking, hand manipulation, determine proportions, trimmings and finishes of hats. Learning how to design and make hats using specialist equipment and hand sewing techniques

Learning from scratch you will cover:

Blocking different fabrics: Felt • Straw • Sinamay • Buckram
How to insert a Petersham ribbon
How to wire and manipulate fabrics
How to trim hats
How to finish hats
Make sinamay trimming • Attach a head fixing

This course will encourage you to develop your own style whilst learning different techniques for your creations. Using your individual flair and imagination and using a range of fabric and trimmings you will be shown the various techniques necessary to create stunning creations.

The course will run one day a week from 10.30am until 3.30pm. Half days can be arranged over 12 weeks.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All equipment and basic materials (eg wire, ribbons, stiffners) are included. Plus refreshments.

Other materials e.g straw, felt and trimmings are bought from me at approximately £20 per hat.



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Course Start Dates

Monday 22nd July 2019
Tuesday 20th August 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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