In-person course
in Cranleigh

Contemporary millinery workshops- Fabric covered cocktail hat



In this full-day workshop, you will learn how to block a button shape in either buckram or thermoplastic. How to wire the hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to cover the shape in fabrics and how to curve a Petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch it into your hat. After your shape is nicely covered with the fabric you will proceed on learning trimming and decorating. You will be introduced to techniques such as feather manipulation, veiling and much more. By the end of the workshop, you will gain invaluable millinery skills and leave with your very own cocktail hat. ​ All materials will be provided but we'll encourage you to bring your own fabric to make sure you are totally going to love your hat. This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediates.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment. We encourage you to bring your own fabric. 50cm is more than enough.


1 day (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.


4A Smithbrook Kilns, , Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8JJ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Parking provided
  • Easter
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Tutor can travel
  • Father's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
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