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Beginner's Millinery - 2 Day course in Blocked Felt Hats - Edinburgh

Beginner's Millinery - 2 Day course in Blocked Felt Hats - Edinburgh

Course Provider: The Edinburgh Hat Studio

Contact Name: Sally-Ann Provan

Telephone: 07931 773410

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Beaverhall Studios, Beaverhall House
27 Beaverhall Road

Course Length: 2 days

Price: £160

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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, opera, and ballet companies .
She has exhibited at London Fashion Week and her work has been shown in catwalk shows and at exhibitions around the world.
She and her work have been featured in 3 books, on television, and regularly in magazines.

CHOOSE a colour of felt to work with.
CHOOSE which hat blocks to use - advice will be given to help you achieve the finished shape you'd like to make, considering proportion and face shape.
LEARN the skills to steam and block, stiffen, wire, edge, and trim your hat effectively.
No experience required, but you will need some basic hand sewing skills.

** Feel free to bring along any fabrics or trimmings you may want to use, or you can purchase trimmings/feathers at the workshop.
** Your woolfelt will be ordered especially for you - we will send you a link so you can have a look at the woolfelt colour chart on the website to help you decide which colour to choose in advance of the workshop.
If you have any queries, please contact Sally.

What's included in the price?

Included - Cost includes tuition and use of equipment, a woolfelt hood in a colour of your choice, wire, simple feathers, petersham ribbon in the colour/s of your choice for the headfitting and to make a simple hatband to complete your hat.
You don’t need to bring anything!

Also included - Activities are fuelled by tea and biscuits from vintage teacups and saucers, (*this is a 2-day course - and a light lunch is provided on both days ** please inform us in advance of any dietary requirements or allergies and we will do our best to accommodate this – you can also bring your own lunch if you prefer).

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