Contact Name: Margaret Woodliff
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
I am a professional milliner, making hats for formal and informal occasions - weddings, ladies day racing, bridal headpieces, fascinators and contemporary accessories etc.
Millinery classes for students interested in exploring heritage techniques, making their own headpieces etc. were delivered pre-Covid in person exclusively for Craft Courses in my NE studio, as well as for a number of local organisations, and galleries.
Please get in touch if you are interested in a 1:1 class via Zoom.
I am so delighted with the quality of work I have been able to achieve with expert coaching from Margret. The friendly atmosphere in the small group really gets the creative mood going and means participants can bounce ideas of one another about how they intend to decorate their head piece. 1st class course giving participants skills to go on to other projects and become immersed in the world of millinery
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Helen for your review.
Margaret is a most generous tutor: with her time, expertise and materials. She is very patient and excels at explaining all concepts at just the right level (neither condescending nor highfaluting). I have no hesitation in highly recommending this thoroughly enjoyable course which was held in such congenial surroundings. I look forward to wearing my creation at Cheltenham.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Judith for your review - the class was great fun and I love it that everyone has plans in mind for wearing their headpiece! I can’t wait to see the photos from Cheltenham, and hear that there are plans afoot for your headpiece to have another significant outing too, later in the year.
I have done two courses with Margaret and thoroughly enjoyed both. I would highly recommend her. I made a felt button and a sinnamay hat. I wore my felt button at a W.I. function where quite a few people complimented me on the creation. There were four members of the WI who signed up for one of Margaret's courses and we all had a good time. For anyone with a special occasion I would definitely recommend you try Margaret's courses.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Marilyn for your review - it was a pleasure to teach you and the other members of the Belford WI group. It is always interesting to see the variety of makes that are acheived using similar materials.
In 3 sessions, plus some homework, I have made a wonderful, felt button, trimmed with a beaded felt flower, curls and a feather. I am very proud. Margaret guided me to make the hat even better for a first attempt than I could have imagined. I'm going back to Margaret to learn about using sinamay for the spring and summer.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Charlotte, for your review of my course Introducing Millinery. I too, am delighted with the results of your course. Your spectacular lined mustard yellow felt contemporary headpiece features an individually pieced mustard “dahlia” style felt flower and is trimmed with a contrasting marroon peacock feather quill.