About the Course
Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop in Meriden Village Hall, Meriden near Coventry.
You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours.
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!
Booking in advance is essential.
You can book your place on the workshop by visiting the website, or if you prefer you can send a bank transfer or call me to pay over the phone by card.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included in the workshop price, including samples and your finished design. If you're not able to finish your design within the time we have I'll make sure you have everything you need to be able to finish it at home, including further support by email/phone if needed.
Drinks and snacks will be available during the day, (all vegan) but you will need to bring lunch with you. We will have use of a kitchen.
There is disabled access at this venue and plenty of free parking. The train station is a short walk away.
Rachel is a lovely warm person who is gifted and passionate about this craft.
It was a wonderful day with 3 other lovely people but we gelled beautifully!
A "must" for anyone going to a special event who wants to make something truly beautiful and unique. Thanks Rachel, Suszanne, Mary and Christine, a pleasure to meet you all... Venue perfect. :)
Karen Dearn - - #16777
Rachel was very friendly and explained everything very clearly and fully. We spent the morning learning techniques and the afternoon making our own fascinators. She had masses of materials and samples of fascinators so we were spoilt for choice. She even supplied a beautiful strong hatbox for our finished creation.
Christine and Mary Scott - - #16761
A "fascinating" workshop. Rachel is a knowledgeable teacher and the course content was perfect for beginners. Synamay is an amazing fabric. A thoroughly enjoyable day and I hope to do another course soon.
Sue Green - - #15886
Really enjoyed the whole day - Rachel was really knowledgeable and friendly. The techniques were explained thoroughly and if we had any questions Rachel went through the answers in a way that all of us could understand. I would definitley book for another course with Rachel again.
Lisa - - #15685
Fantastic facinator workshop, nice venue, lots of parking, excellent explanation and demonstration by a very experienced tutor, covering all techniques with a wide range of examples to inspire. I created a work of art and will be wearing my showpiece facinator at a wedding next week. Delighted I signed up and would recommend the course.
Melinda - - #15657
We had the most fantastic time at Rachel’s workshop. I learnt the different techniques used for using Sinamay and made a couple of facinators. Brilliant fun and we would both highly recommend the course to anyone interested and wishing to make a facinators. Big thank you Rachel
Pat - - #15644
I had an absolutely amazing time today on this fascinator making course. Rachel is an excellent tutor explains everything really clearly and she is always at hand to help with any queries you have. I came away with a love for sinamay and making fascinators. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to make a custom piece.
Sadie Dean - - #15629
I really enjoyed this workshop and I had such a fabulous day. I am feeling very inspired now and eager to try and recreate many of the techniques that we were taught. I found the way the workshop was structured was a big help as you can get overwhelmed when you are shown a lot at once. Rachel broke it up into bite size pieces and then watched and helped in between.
Getting feedback on what we were doing as we went along was very encouraging. We then moved on to learn even more. So many new skills to bring to my other work.
The range of colours and materials that were available was very inspiring too. It's easy to visualise when there are so many complimenting colours and shapes to start with. I can see this becoming a new hobby.
Dayzee - - #13645
I absolutely loved Rachel's fascinator workshop! I went into it not sure what to expect, it was nothing like I have ever done before, and my brain doesn't naturally lend itself to working in 3D, but the directions and demonstrations were well done and easy to follow. I came home with so many new skills and techniques I can't wait to explore more, and finish my fascinator (I was far too indecisive to do so on the day). I would recommend it to anybody, it was great fun, I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Lottie Breakwell - - #13643
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