Virna loves to share her knowledge and passion for her craft and offers a range of workshops for those wishing to explore the world of millinery. Inspiring for all levels, whether as a beginner, extending your existing knowledge or just to try something new. On this two-day Felt Hat Workshop, you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brimmed hat such as Fedora or Trilby. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a Petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch it into your hat. After blocking your hat you will proceed on learning trimming and decorating. You will be introduced to techniques such as creating felt flowers, twists and leaves, stitching a veil and much more. By the end of the workshop, you will gain invaluable millinery skills and leave with your very own felt hat. ​All materials will be provided. This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediates.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment.


2 days (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I am a milliner and a maker with an intense passion and pride for my craft. ​After graduating from Kensington and Chelsea College I have learned from the best British milliners including Philp Treacy, Jane Taylor and Piers Atkinson and progressed into theatrical millinery working on award-winning, global productions. My list of clients includes Disney, Katy Perry, Ladbible, Vogue Magazine, Catherine Walker & Co., and many others. And my hats are regularly featured on international magazines.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • UK Holiday
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Tutor can travel
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Hen dos
  • Advanced/pro level
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Evenings
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Easter
  • Mother's Day
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
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4A Smithbrook Kilns, , Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8JJ