Very well presented kit with all materials and tools needed.
Despite being French so English is my second language the instructions were clear and detailed, easy to follow.
I'm very pleased with the end result and it was enjoyable to make it too!
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Hello Laurence
I chose my colour combination and it is perfect for my jacket. I received this kit and completed it in less than an hour. I am so pleased with my brooch. Excellent product. The purchase form needs to be updated so that you can put your colour choices on the form. This would eliminate the emails that are required to sort this out. The seller is super efficient and wants to you to get your product ASAP, but I don't read my email daily, so any delay in getting your product is caused by this.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Hello Bea
Another great day with Margaret learning how to make a lovely flower headpiece. This workshop had a relaxed feeling. Having said that, we needed to crack on to get it completed. I came away more than satisfied.
I love learning with Margaret and am a big fan of her work and her courses. Looking forward to learning new techniques with her in the near future.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thanks Helen, I really appreciate your review. We had a lovely day - very relaxed with lots of focussed concentration producing a great result! Great with your hair colour too!
Fabulous experience. Lovely people, beautiful surroundings and food was fab too.
Had a great day with Margaret who had done so much prep to ensure the day ran smoothly. Margaret was attentive and supportive to all the willing learners. She has a very easy style with people which helps create confidence when attempting something g new. Created a gorgeous headpiece & had a great day. Will definitely return. Thanks Margaret.
Excellent experiences, beautiful memories for creative learning with fun ... Margret is a great tutor and valid instructor, I am looking forward to participating in another workshop soon, please ! Thank you 😍
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Hi Kate - thank you very much for your lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed yourself and made such a lovely flame and bronze coloured dahlia headpiece!
Brilliant course, Margaret is a patient tutor, enjoyed working with her again and my hat turned out great, will be booking another course in the new year.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thanks Jo-Ann - it was a pleasure teaching you again. I will look forward to seeing you again on our next workshop in the Spring!
Superb venue and excellent tuition from the talented and generous Margaret. Please organise another workshop soon!
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Judith - working on the next one now! Will see you very soon. Margaret
I have attended Margaret’s hat class for a Dahlia button.
I much prefer sewing to glue gun but the process is quicker and fun.
I really like 4 weeks classes instead of 3 as I''m slower and get frustrated. I'm enthusiastic at least.
Margaret is professional and fun and I’ve met some lovely people at her home.
More classes next year are always welcome.
Join her adventure and talents and you will enjoy yourself.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thanks for your lovely review Clare! Your latest felt perching cap style headpiece is a stunning collection of three multi coloured dahlias! Fantastic results! I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the next millinery course.
I have done 3 courses with Margaret. She is a great mentor and I am very very pleased with what I achieved within an year. During the last course we created a lovely button felt hat with dahlia flower. It was completely new adventure for me. Lots of new skills and funny moments.
Thank you Margaret for your help and support.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Iliana, you are a dedicated student, with great determination and tenaciousness, and are producing lovely pieces. See you very soon at our Millinery class meet up!
Comfortable surroundings, great company, excellent tuition and very relaxed atmosphere, highly recommended and have booked another course.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thanks Jo-Ann - I’m so pleased you enjoyed the course. You made a lovely tonal headpiece and I’m delighted it’s wetted your appetite to learn more Millinery and that you have signed up for The Introduction to Winter Millinery! See you very soon. Margaret
Pleasant company and excellent surroundings and tuition from Margaret. Repeat customer so must be happy. Highly recommended.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Judith. I enjoyed the “craic” as they say, your latest piece is beautiful and I have added its image to the gallery of images for this course. I will also look forward to seeing the wedding photos shortly as I know your new headpiece will compliment your special dress beautifully. All best wishes - Margaret
I loved learning all the different stages of making a headpiece. I was an absolute beginner along with my 13 year old daughter. Margaret was a great teacher with lots of knowledge and skills. We both had a great day and are so pleased with our completed headpieces.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thanks Janine - it was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your daughter helping you make your own headpieces. It was interesting to see how you both interpreted the theme of the workshop creating similar but completely different headpieces, the finished results really suiting you both! There’s images on my Instagram feed mhw_millinery from today’s workshop!
I took part in this course with no previous experience.
I generally work at a slower pace craft wise but found the class really nicely run .
A little sewing / scissors knowledge & some useful and some ironing skills
I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in this craft which is quite specialised.
I came away learning so much about millinery and appreciate all the skill and work that goes into each headpiece!
Not just for race days and weddings lets bring hats back to fashion.
A therapeutic craft and met another lovely lady as well!
Margaret has patience of a saint x
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Clare very much for your review - it was a pleasure teaching you how to make your headpiece, and I am delighted too with the finished piece. I will wait with interest some images of your complete outfit, as I know you will wow the other guests with your beautiful headpiece when you attend the wedding in September!
I was lucky to have one-to-one tuition when I attended this workshop in Newcastle yesterday.
Margaret was very welcoming and immediately relaxed me into the day. She explained things really well and has lots of patience.
It was a full day with lots of coffee and biscuits to keep us going. I didn’t realise that every piece is handmade and found this amazing and now appreciate the work that actually goes into the work Margaret does. She had lots of pieces on display to give me an idea as to what to make.
The workshop over ran but she wanted to make sure that I left with the fascinator completed.
I haven’t sewn for some time but I think as long as the basics are known then it is suitable for a beginner.
I loved the workshop so much I will definitely sign up to another in the future and wouldn't hesitate in recommending Margaret. I would say the half day fascinator Workshop would be brilliant for a hen-do!
Thoroughly enjoyed the day! Thank you Margaret!
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thanks very much Claire for the review and for signing up to come on the 1 day millinery course! We had a great day and I really enjoyed introducing you to some of the many techniques in wonderful world of millinery.
I took part in this course with no previous experience. Margaret was really friendly and helpful, the course was very enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone! I came away learning so much about millinery and appreciate all the skill and work that goes into each headpiece! Thanks Margaret x
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Verity - it was a pleasure teaching you my “Introduction to Millinery” course, and your tonal headpiece with soft ivory & pale blush lillies and peach leaves is very pretty. I can’t wait to see the images of you wearing it later in the summer! I am so pleased you enjoyed our sessions and look forward to seeing you in the winter when we will move onto felt for a winter headpiece.
It has been a lovely workshop. Professional and friendly environment. I gained a lot of skills and I had a lot of attention from Margaret. Strongly recommended . Great experience.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Iliana for your lovely review. This was your first ever millinery project and it was very successful. I am now really looking forward to helping you progress to the next stage - a brimmed hat. Well done!
I have just attended this course with Margaret and loved it. Margaret taught in a small group and adapted the session to meet the needs of students. I was really proud of the hat I made. A great workshop thoroughly recommended.
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Liz - thank you very much for your lovely review. I too, am delighted with the beautiful poppy red boater that you made in our class. I know you will wear it with great pride and pleasure when you are at the wedding. Well done & Happy Hatting!
Margaret's course enabled me to produce a headpiece I was proud to wear and completely coordinated with my outfit. Not only was I very happy with the result but I thoroughly enjoyed the learning process as I am by no means a natural, Margaret was so patient. Thoroughly excellent all round.
I was lucky enough to attend one of Margaret's excellent courses with a view to making a hat to complete a wedding outfit. With Margaret's amazing & inspiring tuition i have now got a unique hat in exactly the right colours - way better than anything i had imagined i would be able to produce! Thanks Margaret!
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Judith, for your lovely review of the millinery workshop you attended. It was great fun helping you design your headpiece, and I was delighted when you received so many compliments at the wedding!
My daughter bought me this course as a Christmas present and I have to say, it was as perfect as a present could be! I really enjoyed making my fascinator. Margaret provided all of the materials and there was plenty of time to complete the task. It was so lovely to wear my fascinator whilst enjoying my afternoon tea too! Excellent course and a fabulous course leader. Five stars!!
Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:Thank you Carol for your review of the petal fascinator course - it was a pleasure to meet you & your daughter at The Bowes Museum for the afternoon workshop. What a great idea for a very individual mother/daugher Christmas present - the gift of a voucher to cover attendance at one of my courses!