In time to make and wear to all those long-awaited summer celebrations, I am delighted to present a beginner's flower-making millinery kit and online live class. The kit includes all the materials you will need to create a contemporary headpiece featuring a multi-petaled rose, finished with a froth of ivory veiling and attached to a pre-made buntal beret/button (included). Alternatively, the rose could also be worn as a lapel brooch.
When completing your purchase please include a note of your preferred colour choice by selecting from the following designs - for Northumberland: flame and ivory, my home county; the Scottish Saltire - blue and ivory; Roses are Red, the English rose: red and ivory; and The Valleys are Green aka the Welsh dragon: red, green, and ivory . Custom colours are also available, please just get in touch for details. The class will run regularly, bookings will close 7 days before the class date to allow time for delivery of the kits. Whilst the kit is currently only available in the UK if you would like me to send it overseas please get in touch and I will quote you for delivery to your chosen location.
There are also lots of alternative colour options for the flower, available too, please get in touch if you would like to commission a kit in an alternative colourway.
You may be interested to know a little about the creation of the kit - in the Spring of 2021 I was commissioned by the UK Crafts Council to design and deliver a millinery masterclass to the patrons of The Saint Georges Society of New York. The SGSNY is the oldest charity in the USA and my millinery class formed part of their 250th-year anniversary celebrations. Inspired by one of the Society's symbols, the red rose of Lancashire and England, the beginner's millinery kit and online course that I created for SGSNK has been extremely popular. I have now designed headpieces with flowers in the regional colours of the UK, including the Valley Green colourway created especially for my friends at CraftCourses.com who are based in Pembrokeshire
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The millinery class kit includes all the materials you will need to create multi petalled rose, the headpiece is finished with a froth of ivory veiling and attached to a contemporary pre-made buntal beret/button (all included). Alternatively, the rose could also be worn as a lapel brooch.
Suitable for beginners, you will also receive a link for an hour and a half’s zoom class with me when I will demonstrate how to make up your flower and dress your beret button. Suitable for beginners, the class only requires a limited amount of hand sewing
1 x ivory beret button with hat elastic
2 x rectangles of 100% merino wool felt
1 x piece of honeycomb veiling
1 x petals layout plan
1 x petal sample
1 x piece of firm craft felt
1 x jewellery clip - use optional
1 x baking parchment - use with steam iron
4 x empty dishes or sorting pots e.g. clean empty yogurt pots
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1 x old plate/mat/Teflon surface for resting the glue gun on when using.
Asst clips (10 min) e.g. pegs, mini bulldog clips, or quilting pegs
Sewing notions - quilting pins, needles and ivory/white colored thread, embroidery scissors/nail scissors
A mirror nearby
Sharpie (fibre tip) to match your flower colour
Steam iron and ironing board
Pre-Zoom class preparation - The kit will include instructions for the small amount of preparation that is required before attending the Zoom class
Workshop capacity - the numbers per workshop are limited to four with a minimum of two participants. Once the cut-off date for the despatch of the kits has passed (seven days before) I will be in touch to reconfirm the date of the workshop.
After making up your flower and finishing your headpiece, please store your hat safely away when not in use - the kit box itself is an excellent size to keep your headpiece is secure. If you feel your flower decoration needs freshening up, making sure you avoid burning your fingers in the steam, boil your kettle and hold your headpiece by the rim, in the steam flow about 6 - 8"/16-20 cm away from the kettle, for 30 seconds. When dry, brush lightly with a clean suede brush, if required.
This course is taught online
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2½ hours (flexible times to suit)