About the Course
Imagine going to a summer event this year and proud as punch wearing your fascinator, hat or headpiece, telling everyone, "I made this!"
Create your very own millinery style with private tuition in my home studio in Kings Heath, Birmingham.
£100 per person, per day. Maximum number 2 people.
This is where the magic happens, and you will have exclusive access to all materials, tools and my expertise for your day in the studio.
Suggested hours are usually 10am till 4pm, but this can be flexible. Date to be arranged to suit, and can be a week day or weekend as availability allows.
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. The photos on this page are just some examples of what you could choose to make.
Whatever style you have in mind, I will help you every step of the way to make your image come to life. From flower fascinators, to disc hats to bridal crowns - the millinery world is your oyster!
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 and equipment are included plus a hat box to take your creations home with you!
About the venue: There is street parking available just outside, or we are on the 11 bus route and close to the 50 bus route. It is not suitable for wheelchair access, sorry.
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits will be available on the day and you have the choice of lunch being provided for you, or you can opt to bring your own.
I bought a private workshop for mum (and myself) as a Mothering Sunday present. I could honestly not have bought a better present and we both had a wonderful day. Rachel is lovely, and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. She is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and happy to share that knowledge
We are both absolutely over the moon with our fascinators and look forward to wearing them. We will both be looking to book further workshops with Rachel in the future and could honestly not have wished for a better teacher
Rhianwen - - #21352
Rachel was an excellent trainer. I had a great time and I enjoyed the workshop.
I will definitely book another workshop soon.
I have recommended Rachel to my friends that want to learn how to make fascinators.
Fola - - #19079
Rachel was an excellent trainer and enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and skills. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and would definitely recommend it, even to anyone who is not particularly creative. If I could go home with a fascinator I'd wear anyone can!
Alison Patey - - #16372
What a wonderful day. The lady who ran the course was amazing from first enquiry right through to the minute we left.
I had loads of questions before we arrived about times dates parking etc and she answered all of them so thoughtfully.
The course was amazing and she was so happy and enthusiatic about her craft happily sharing and helping.
I made a fascibator i would be happy to wear to a function but more than that feel I would be able to make others in the future.
It was such an amazing day would highly recommend.
Debbie Alford - - #16365
Well, what can I say?! I really had the loveliest day with Rachel. I have been really fed up and uninspired and I left absolutely buzzing. I can't wait to make more fascinators!
Rachel has such a wonderful energy and was so patient and lovely, so generous and taught so many skills very clearly. Instruction was at just the right pace, and Rachel really built my confidence. Learning was such a pleasure!
Everybody loves my fascinator, I think I may even have my first order for a wedding in October, so I'd better get practising!!
I would definitely take another workshop with Rachel. Highly recommended
Elaine Ward - - #16130
My friend and I had a truely wonder day with Racheal.she was very welcoming, she
is an excellent teacher, and made us feel at ease.
Racheal help us with lots of encouragment, helped us to try out new techniques and skills.
I was so happy with my Fascinator!!
I think I've found a new hobby.
Thank you Racheal.
Id love to do more workshops soon.
Helen Morgan - - #15957
Had a great day and learnt lots of skills to out into practice, left with a fasinator I made and loved it. Would definitely recommend this course and Rachel is lovely and really helpful
Samm Tolley - - #15876
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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