About the Course
Imagine going to an event and proud as punch wearing your fascinator, telling everyone, "I made this!"
Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop. You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours, as well as veiling, beads and wire and crinoline.
You can learn how to make:
Bows & loops
All materials will be provided, plus a lovely hat box to take your finished design home with you!
Suitable for beginners & suitable for vegans!
Never sewn before? No problem! I'll be there every step of the way to instruct and guide you.
Want to make a fascinator in a particular colour? No problem! Just let me know at least 7 days in advance and I can make sure you have just the colours you like.
Booking in advance is essential.
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 will be provided.
I will provide tea, coffee, water, squash and biscuits. You will need to bring something with you for lunch, or purchase something nearby.
What a fantastic day.
Rachel is an amazing tutor,friendly,encouraging,helpful.
She explained and demonstrated the techniques brilliantly and once we had grasped the basics we created our own designs with Rachel there to give advice.
I would highly recommend this workshop.
Jane Austin - - #25072
A most enjoyable day. The professionalism and overall support given to making the most of the basic techniques to create a fascinator from scratch were excellent. What myself and granddaughter Charlotte thought what was going to be a lot of sewing and time consuming was made easy. The perspective of design and creativity was made endless by the expertise given freely and made simple by Rachel. Would recommend anyone to have a go. Looking forward to the advance course in the new year.
Eileen Wykes - - #24943
I bought this course as a gift for a friend and I to attend as her Birthday present. As a gift, I was nervous/hopeful that it would be a fun day and live up to expectations. Well, I have to say, the course and Rachel did far more than we could have imagined.
Rachel was very friendly from the moment we arrived. It was a small group (5 of us) so a lovely atmosphere. She talked us through the material and techniques we would be using and took us step by step through making various components giving us the basics to make most shapes. Once we had a grasp of the basics we were let loose to create our own designs. Rachel was a fantastic tutor as she was always there to lend a helping hand or give advice, but was very encouraging and ever patient and never tried to do any of it for you or change your design, she just made it possible for our designs to come to life.
A great class for anyone of any ability. Turned out to be a fantastic birthday gift for a friend and something we would highly recommend to anyone interested in either crafts or in fascinators!
Kirsty Bonnar - - #23189
Rachel was amazing; explained everything perfectly, made everything very easy to understand. I highly recommend to anybody. Rachel has to be one of the best teachers, totally lovely person and amazing class, thank you very much Rachel.
Louise Allen Roberts - - #22900
The venue was very convenient, warm, a kitchen for the essential cuppa, plenty of tables for cutting out, others were available if required.
The course run by Rachal started on time, instructions were clear simple and repeated and assistance readily available if required. Rachal made a point of asking each of us to introduce ourselves and our give a brief outline of our crafting/sewing experience which gave her an insight into the assistance individuals may require.
All materials were plentiful and numerous test pieces and pre-made fascinators in Rachal boxes gave us guidance and inspiration.
We were a lively group and we were all amazed at how much we achieved in a day. Angela (Best Kept Secrets owner) is going to facilitate an advanced course early in 2019 we were all so inspired!
Christine Jones - - #17475
Throughly enjoyed the whole day, even better than I expected! Learnt so much, and Rachel is so attentive. Had such a fab day and can't wait to get making some more now with my new skills
Charlotte Goldsbury - - #17459
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