Block Making from Flat Patterns: ONLINE



There are a variety of different methods that can be used to create your own unique blocks for millinery; suitable to use for blocking felts, straws and buckram. This particular method of using a flat pattern as the starting point is ideally suited to the online environment and to home working. Traditionally, professional milliners would have made exclusive designs into blocks using Sparterie and specialised chemical stiffeners.

This course will show you how readily available buckram, millinery wire and water-based stiffener can be used to achieve the same results. Working from home using the Microsoft Teams platform, you will learn the techniques needed to transform a provided brim pattern into a solid three-dimensional block and gain the skills required to develop patterns into blocks for your own projects.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

During course hours you will work online at your own pace on the set project; with demonstrations, video and feedback provided by your tutor. Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis.

To get the most from this course some study or completion of activities outside of class time will be required. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals

Advanced students can negotiate their project with the tutor depending on previous experience.


Student Enrolment Team at Morley College London

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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6 weeks (6:00pm to 9:00pm)


10th May 2021

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