Couture felt hats workshop

Elena Shvab Millinery, Felt Hat Course, Blocking in process


On this two-day felt hat course you will learn how to block, shape and manipulate wool felt. You can choose to block a brim hat such as Fedora or Trilby or you can chose to block a smaller hat such as a pillbox, beret or fascinator. You will also learn how to wire a hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham ribbon and invisibly stitch into your hat.

After blocking a hat you will proceed onto 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 a finished hat you created yourself.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediates.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials will be provided.


elena shvab at elena shvab millinery (GLGL Services UK ltd)

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23 Harper Rd
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


2 days (flexible times to suit)

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I loved the two days felt hat course. Now I know how the felt hats are made. Elena is amazing! In this course with Elena I learnt the technique of making a felt hat having a fantastic result. It was a beautiful experience. I am ready for the next course. Everybody can make a hat! Thank very much Elena.

Daisy King - - #25181

I had a wicked 2 days with Elena learning how to make a fedora hat - she was really great at demonstrating how to do things and even went the extra to tell me about alternate ways to block/decorate the hats. She’s also really talented so you are in very very very good hands 🙏✨

Lana - - #24626

I attended the two days felt hat workshop and it was a fabulous experience. Elena is a wonderful artist, fantastic teacher and creative milliner, a real pleasure to be trained by a generous and talented woman! I learned about hat blocking, trimming, decorating and much more. Elena tailored the course to suit my needs. I absolutely loved the course, and feel that I now know enough to start making myself! Highly recommended!

Response from elena shvab millinery (GLGL Services UK ltd):

Dear Lana,

Thank you so much of your kind words. It was a pleasure having you at my class. Wishing you all the best and more beautiful hats to create!


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