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Millinery workshop: make a cloche hat day workshop

Millinery workshop: Students at work!

Duration: One day

Price: £100

Contact: Kerry Kernan at Kerry Kernan Millinery & Textiles

Studio 4, The Fold
Bransford Road

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

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

About the Course

Come and use the selection of hat blocks available at Kerry Kernan Millinery on this one day millinery workshop to create your own beautiful vintage style cloche hat.

This millinery course will enable you to create your own hat with some fabulous personal touches.

You can decorate your new hat with a variety of trimmings after the workshop or why not book onto one of my other hat making courses to create your own special embellishment?

This workshop will teach you how to block the fabric, how to wire the edge and how to trim the edge with Petersham ribbon. A variety of styles can be created in this workshop - please see images for ideas.

No experience necessary but a willingness to use hand stitching is necessary!

If you are interested in this workshop but cannot make these dates, please get in touch and I will happily work with you to find a suitable date. If you would like to book this workshop for a private party i.e. Hen Party or other celebration, please get in touch and we can discuss dates.

If you are travelling some distance, I have an arrangement with the Bank House Hotel which is two minutes from my studio. This allows any workshop student a discount off B&B or D,B&B rates. Contact me when booking and I can provide the discount code.

If you are interested in booking a workshop as a celebration, the Bank House and myself offer a package deal for 4 or more people including a workshop and spa package, along with accommodation. Please get in touch for further details.

To book, please visit my website where you can book online or contact me via phone or email and I can arrange the booking for you.

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?

Tea, coffee and cake are provided throughout the workshop to keep those creative juices flowing.

For full day workshops, there will be a lunch break where lunch can be purchased from The Fold Café.
Free parking is available on site.

Materials and equipment:
All materials and equipment provided.

Want to review this course?

My niece's wedding was last Friday here in New Zealand, was a beautiful day, glorious location and the Gatsby theme was lots of fun. I loved wearing the hat and many people commented on it, particularly impressed when I told them I'd made it! I'd really like to learn more.

Thanks again for your instruction!

- - #27524

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and Kerry made everyone feel really welcome and her skills and expertise were second to none. Thank you so much for a great day and I am thrilled with my hat which I have received so many compliments on.

- - #25786

Fantastic day, extremely helpful and patient, I had a wonderful first experience into making hats.
I will definitely be back.

- - #24482

Wow! Fabulous day. Kerry is so patient, knowledgeable and an amazing tutor. I have learnt so much and fully appreciate the skill of millinery. Will definitely be back for more.
Thank you so much.

- - #23591

A wonderful experience in a relaxed setting.
Kerry was very patient with a very inexperienced student.
Loved every minute. Will be back to explore more millinery skills.

- - #23590

I spent a very enjoyable day learning about hat making that ended with a great red hat that I will wear for many years to come. Kerry was an excellent tutor with a kind and friendly disposition which made the day a very relaxing way of learning. I will definitely be returning for more of her tutorials. Great day.

- - #23208

My family and friends think mine (and yours) work looks very professional. I sent them pictures of my hat and they all love it.

Thank you for helping me. I did enjoy our time together. Hope to see you again soon.

- - #22975

An absolutely super course. Taught by an artist.
Pleasant studio and very nice lemon drizzle cake.
I can honestly say I have loved every minute.
Will definitely come again.

- - #21603

I loved the workshop and completed my hat.
Shall be back for another one.

- - #21602

I've had an amazing day and am so pleased with my hat!
Kerry was so attentive and kept an eye on everyone making sure everyone on the course achieved amazing hats.
A truly inspirational day in a non-rushed welcoming atmosphere.
Thank you so much.

- - #21601

A fantastic day, so much to learn, such a great teacher.
Could not believe what we achieved in one day and very happy with what Kerry enabled me to make.
Thank you.

- - #21147

I have completed two workshops with Kerry who is friendly, professional and well organised. Kerry gives you plenty of individual attention and shares her extensive knowledge and contacts generously. Coffee and cake were a bonus too!

- - #20993

I thoroughly enjoyed my workshop experience with Kerry in her beautiful hat shop. As a student, I went to her with specific project requirements, which I felt was a tall order for a first attempt. Kerry not only listened to my requirements, but embraced them and shared my enthusiasm as my mini bowler hat came together!
The Fold, where the Kerry Kernan shop is situated is a lovely collection of eclectic shops and coffee shop, and the other shop owners popped in to say hello to me too!
If you’re thinking of having a go at Millinery, I would thoroughly recommend spending the day Kerry, where you will be guaranteed good company, plenty of tea ….and amazing homemade cake!
Thanks again Kerry and I’m already looking forward to my next experience with you 😊

- - #20991

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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Stag and hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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