Millinery Course - Hat Blocking using felt and sinamay



This is a great course for anyone interested in millinery. We will spend 2 days blocking and preparing 2 button shaped pieces, one in sinamay, a commonly used millinery material and the other a traditional wool felt. The button shape is a really versatile shape and can be developed into a more elaborate piece once you have mastered the basic principles. You will be taught how to steam the hats into shape, prepare and use millinery wire and attach trim to give a professional finish. If there is time, Lorraine can also teach you how to make feather flower trims and answer any questions you may have. Lorraine is a professional milliner, Luby Jay Millinery, and has a studio based in Cheshire. She works with personal clients, designers and has created many period hats and headpieces for the film industry. Lorraine has also been featured in Outrageous Bride magazine! Come and join us for 2 days of a traditional craft and make your own bespoke headwear.

What's included in the price?

All hat making materials are included in the course but please feel free to bring your own trimmings and decoration if you would like to. Use of equipment and any other material is also included in the cost.


2 days (10:01am to 4:01pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
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