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Divine Dahlia - felt headpiece

Divine Dahlias - Helen choose to add some spiky veiling to her gorgeous teal headpiece

Duration: 1 day 9.30 - 4.00

Price: £125

Book with: Margaret Woodliff
at Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery

51 The Chare
Leazes Sq
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Course Start Dates

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

About the Course

Would you like to make your own wedding headpiece or race going fascinator to wear this winter to an upcoming special event? Then take a look at this millinery course designed especially for beginners, led by milliner Margaret Woodliff Wright, at choice of venues either NE1 or NE67.

Margaret has created a stunning lustre Dahlia style headpiece course, which is suitable for beginners, and over the course of the day she will show you how to create a headpiece of your very own ready for any winter weddings or events you may be attending.

After coffee on arrival Margaret will guide your through the colour and style selection for your dahlia, followed by a demonstration of how to cut and shape your petals. After pausing for lunch (please bring sandwiches or pick something up locally) we will begin to construct the dahlia, and end by applying the finishing touches to your headpiece or corsage!

No previous millinery experience is required, and there is only a little amount of hand sewing involved as this class has been designed as a beginners “no sew class”.

Margaret is “The Northumberland Milliner” and has led millinery workshops in a number of prestigious locations including The Bowes Museum, The Laing Art Gallery, as well as around her cosy kitchen table! With a showroom in Alnwick and a studio in central Newcastle; she has been involved in millinery since graduating with high distinctions in Couture Millinery from Leeds College of Art in 2013. She has a special interest in up cycling and recycling,and her millinery creations have been seen on catwalk shows and at exhibitions around the world, her work has also been featured regularly on social media and magazines. In September 2018 she was delighted to be “hat hunted” by Gok Wan as the resident milliner for his latest road show “One size fits!

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, tuition and use of the equipment are included, including the craft felt for your dahlia, however as everyone has a favourite pair of scissors or thimble many participants feel happier bringing their own home sewing kit, and an apron is useful too.

Lots of tea, coffee and biscuits, please bring sandwiches for lunch or pick up something locally.

Want to review this course?

Another great day with Margaret learning how to make a lovely flower headpiece. This workshop had a relaxed feeling. Having said that, we needed to crack on to get it completed. I came away more than satisfied.
I love learning with Margaret and am a big fan of her work and her courses. Looking forward to learning new techniques with her in the near future.

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Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:

Thanks Helen, I really appreciate your review. We had a lovely day - very relaxed with lots of focussed concentration producing a great result! Great with your hair colour too!

Thanks again for joining me up in NE67, this time, for your day course.

See you soon.

Fabulous experience. Lovely people, beautiful surroundings and food was fab too.
Had a great day with Margaret who had done so much prep to ensure the day ran smoothly. Margaret was attentive and supportive to all the willing learners. She has a very easy style with people which helps create confidence when attempting something g new. Created a gorgeous headpiece & had a great day. Will definitely return. Thanks Margaret.

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Excellent experiences, beautiful memories for creative learning with fun ... Margret is a great tutor and valid instructor, I am looking forward to participating in another workshop soon, please ! Thank you 😍

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Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:

Hi Kate - thank you very much for your lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed yourself and made such a lovely flame and bronze coloured dahlia headpiece!
See you soon - in the meantime
Happy Hatting - Margaret

Superb venue and excellent tuition from the talented and generous Margaret. Please organise another workshop soon!

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Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:

Thank you Judith - working on the next one now! Will see you very soon. Margaret

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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair friendly

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