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Contemporary millinery. Couture Heart Pillbox Hat

Pillbox heart workshop

Duration: full day day

Price: £130

Book with: virna pasquinelli
at Virna Pasquinelli Millinery

31 Weyside Road

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About the Course

Learn traditional couture millinery techniques to make your very own luxury velvet heart shape pillbox hat. A perfect accent to complete your outfit for your romantic dinner or the perfect experience gift for your other half.

In this 5 hours workshop you will learn how to work with flat patterns to create a 3D shape.
Virna will show you how to wire and cover a buckram base in luxury velvet, and demonstrate how to trim with petersham ribbons, veiling and Swarovski crystals using traditional couture techniques.
We supply materials and all basic sewing equipment for this workshop, but please bring your own if you prefer.
Hand sewing skills are an advantage but not essential.

Each class involves in-depth demonstrations, one to one tuition, expert tips accompanied by carefully prepared instructions to take home and practice what you have learned.

Refreshments and some finger food will be provided and we will break for a 30 minute lunch at 1pm.

A local shop is just a few minutes walk away, however please feel free to bring your own lunch. Please bring along a small box to take away your handmade work.

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 materials and equipment.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly