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Millinery Workshop Wiltshire

Duration: 9.30 - 4.00

Price: £95

Run by: Sally
at Fairytale Chic

The Old Fire Station Cafe
The Close
BA12 9AL

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About the Course

Thank you for considering Fairytale Chic for your craft course.
I teach hat making/millinery skills
You will learn how to use a wooden hat block and use traditional millinery skills to block and shape your own hat or fascinator.

By the end of the day students will:

- Learn how to block a hat or fascinator

- Learn techniques to apply a wired edge and depending on chosen design start to learn finishing techniques.

Millinery requires hand sewing skills, you will leave with a blocked felt shape and the workshop is supported with a handout explaining the techniques required to finish your hat at home if needed. Further workshops and support may be booked if desired.

No previous millinery experience is necessary.

What do I need to bring: (I do have a selection of tools available but if you have the following please bring them along)
Please bring your own packed lunch
Fabric and paper scissors
Pins – preferably .65mm steel
Needles – Millinery size 6,7 or 8
Tape measure
Selection of threads, various colours if possible
Camera or camera phone if you want to record the process.

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?

Stiffener, wire and Petersham ribbon are provided in a range of colours, if you have a particular colour in mind please let me know 2 weeks prior to the workshop. Please note that the main fabric is charged at £20 for one metre or cone shape and you can choose from sinamay or felt. I also work with parasisal, buckram and silks please enquire for more information.
A range of trims and feathers will be available at additional cost if desired.

Free tea and coffee are provided along with some naughty treats.

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Course Start Dates

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

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups