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Millinery School

Courses From September 2017 – May 2018

Our School of Millinery offers tuition in all aspects of millinery from our Harrogate based design studio and showroom. Our tutors have over 20 years of millinery and fashion design experience. We teach to the highest standard for hobby or professional milliners and cater for all abilities and will advise you on the best course to suit you.

Our showroom has over 300 hats, which offer inspiration and examples of couture millinery techniques to our students. We tutor to small groups to ensure individual tuition. Classes take place in our working studio and all necessary equipment is provided.

We offer a variety of classes, including half a day millinery taster, 2 day introduction to Millinery, blocking and trim courses and couture skill courses and also offer one-to-one courses for those wanting to study a particular technique on a chosen day

Our working studio is equipped with over 100 blocks, 5 steamers, several sewing and overlocking machines, flower making stamps and a variety of other tools. We have a large stock room of sinamay, straws, ribbons, leathers, felts, foundation fabrics, feathers, veiling, crin, and other fabrics enabling a full choice of colours for our students to choose

The Venue

Cold Bath Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0PQ

The Classes

Day Courses run from 9.30am to 3.30pm and half day courses from 9.30am to 12.30pm or 1pm till 4pm.

A maximum of 6 students will be taken per course in order to give individual attention.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.  Lunch can be either brought with you or ordered from the nearby deli.

What to bring Bring along an apron, some enthusiasm and a love of hats!

Course Costs

½ day course – £65 plus £10 materials

1 day course – £85 plus £15 materials *(except Fur felt trilby which has a surplus of £30 making it £130)

2 day course – £175 plus £20 materials **(Crown/Brim & Parisisal explored which has a surplus of £30 making it £225)

Booking Discount

Book 3 courses and get 10% off the 3rd course (not including taster courses) bookings must be made together day course – £495

Private Classes

We are able to offer individual tuition days at a rate of £250 per day, we can tailor the day to your specific requirement.

We are also able to offer group tuition including hen parties and we are able to arrange champagne, lunch, afternoon tea etc.. Please ask for more details.

Gift Certificate

Know someone who loves hats buy them a 1/2 day, day or two day course, we can provide beautifully gift wrapped vouchers

How to Book

Please return the booking form to Jenny Roberts Millinery, Cold Bath Place, Harrogate, HG2 0PQ, Millinery Courses Sept 17 – May 18

Cheque payable to ‘Jenny Roberts Millinery,’
Or bac’s payment referencing your name to sort code 53-50-21 A/C 51383012, please follow up with confirmation of payment.
Bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of a completed booking form and full payment. Unfortunately courses cannot be refunded.

More Information
Please contact Jenny on Tel: 01423 816511
Email: Jenny@jrmillinery.co.uk
www.jrmillinery.co.uk
Course Dates

Course Dates
Sep-17
Sunday 10th am September – Millinery Taster (1/2 day)
Sunday 10th am September – Flower Taster (1/2 day)
Wednesday 13th September – Fur Felt Winter Trilby (1 day)
Thursday/Friday 14th & 15th September -Introduction to Flowers (2 days)
Monday 18th September – Hair Vine (1 days)
Tuesday 19th September – Upcycle Workshop (1 days)
Wednesday 20th September – Fabulous Feathers (1 days)
Thursday 21st September – Crin & Trim (1 day)
Monday / Tuesday 25th & 26th September – Silk Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Wednesday / Thursday 27th & 28th September – Sinamay Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Oct-17
Monday/Tuesday 2nd & 3rd October – Introduction to Millinery (2 days)
Wednesday / Thursday 4th & 5th October – Wool Felt Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Saturday/Sunday 7th & 8th October – Crown & Brim (2 days)
Monday/Tuesday 9th & 10th October – Introduction to Flowers (2 days)
Wednesday/Thursday 11th & 12th October – Vintage Headpiece (2 days)
Monday/Tuesday 16th & 17th October – Parisisal Explored (2 days)
Saturday 21st October – Fabulous Feathers (1 day)
Sunday 22nd October – Fur Felt Trilby (1 day)
Nov-17
Monday / Tuesday 6th & 7th November – Crown and Brim (2 days)
Wednesday / Thursday 8th & 9th November – Jinsin & Silk Albaca Explored (2 days)
Friday 10th November – Fur Felt Winter Trilby (1 day
Monday/Tuesday 13th & 14th November – Introduction to Millinery (2 days)
Wednesday 15th November – Fabulous Feathers (1 day)
Thursday 16th November – Hair Vine (1 day)
Friday 17th November – Crin and Trim (1 days)
Saturday/Sunday 18th & 19th November – Silk Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Monday/ Tuesday 20th & 21st November – Wool Felt Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Friday 24th November – Upcycle Workshop
Monday / Tuesday 27th & 28th November – Sinamay Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Dec-17
Friday 1st December – Fur Felt Winter Trilby (1 day)
Jan-18
Friday 12th January – Fabulous Feathers (1 day)
Saturday / Sunday 13th & 14th January – Introduction to Millinery (2 days)
Monday / Tuesday 15th & 16th January – Jinsin & Silk Albaca Explored (2 day)
Wednesday 17th January – Crin and Trim (1 day)
Thursday / Friday 18th & 19th January – Silk Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Monday / Tuesday 22nd & 23rd January – Vintage Headpiece (2 days)
Thursday / Friday 25th & 26th January – Wool Felt Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Saturday 27th am January – Millinery Taster (1/2 day)
Saturday 27th pm January – Flower Taster (1/2 day)
Monday 29th January – Fur Felt Winter Trilby (1 day)
Tuesday / Wednesday 30th & 31st January – Sinamay Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Feb-18
Monday / Tuesday 5th & 6th – Parisisal Explored (2 days)
Wednesday / Thursday 7th & 8th February – Crown and Brim (2 days)
Friday 9th February – Fur Felt Winter Trilby (1 day)
Saturday / Sunday 10th & 11th February – Wool Felt Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Monday / Tuesday 19th & 20th February – Introduction to Flowers (2 days)
Thursday / Friday 22nd & 23rd February – Vintage Headpiece (2 days)
Saturday 24th February – Fabulous Feathers (1 day)
Sunday 25th February – Crin & Trim (1 day)
Monday / Tuesday 26th & 27th February – Jinsin & Silk Albaca (2 days)
Wednesday 28th am February – Millinery Taster (1/2 day)
Wednesday 28th pm February – Flower Taster (1/2 day)
Mar-18
Thursday /Friday 1st & 2nd March – Introduction to Millinery (2 days)
Tuesday 6th March – Upcycle Workshop (1 day)
Thursday – Monday – 8th – 12th March – Beginners Millinery (5 days)
Tuesday / Wednesday 13th & 14th March – Silk Cocktail Hat (2 days)
Monday / Tuesday 19th & 20th March – Crown & Brim Hat (2 days)
Wednesday 21st March – Fabulous Feathers (1 day)
Saturday / Sunday 24th & 25th March – Vintage Headpieces (2 days)
Apr-18
Wednesday 18th April – Crin & Trim (1 day)
Thursday / Friday 19th & 20th April – Introduction to Flowers (2 days)
Saturday / Sunday 21st & 22nd April – Introduction to Millinery (2 days)
Wednesday / Thursday 25th & 26th April – Jinsin & Silk Albaca Explored (2 days)
May-18
Sunday 6th May – Crin & Trim (1 day)
Thursday / Friday 10th & 11th May – Vintage Headpiece (2 days)

Millinery Taster (1/2 day)
£75 inc all materials

This course is a fantastic opportunity for those who are new to millinery and want to acquire a basic understanding.
On this course:

You will be given a overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles
You will learn how to create basic sinamay trims including loops, swirls, bows, fans and folds
You will create a design using your skills and finishing your design with elastic, band or comb
You will learn which different hat shapes work for your face shape
By the end of the workshop you will have created a headpiece and acquired skills to make more.

Flower Taster (1/2 day)
£75 inc all materials

This course is for individuals who would like to learn the process of silk and fabric flower making.
On this course:

You will learn how to stiffen different fabrics, create petal templates and be introduced to all the techniques used for making different types of flower petals.
You will also be shown different stamen and centres for your silk or fabric flowers.
You will choose from an array of colours of silk and fabric to create a flowers of your own.
Your bespoke flower can then be attached to a hair comb or corsage clip.

Introduction to Millinery (2 days)
£195 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for those who have a taste for Millinery and want to expand their knowledge of millinery techniques and create headpieces using sinamay.
On this course:

You will be given a comprehensive overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles
You will block a sinamay shape ready to be adorned
You will create a flat headpiece base with sinamay
Trims will be taught dependent on previous experience and the requirements of the group but they can include, sinamay trims, feathers and veiling
You will learn how to professionally finish your hats and how to attach an appropriate head fitting

Beginners Millinery (5 days)

£495 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for those who want to take learn the basics of millinery in one course.
On this course you will cover the detail in the following:

Introduction to Millinery
Fabulous Feathers
Crin & Trim
Flower Taster
By the end of the this course you will have the knowledge to make blocked hats together with a variety of trims.

Fabulous Feathers (1 day)
£100 inc all materials

This is a perfect course for beginners or those wanting to learn how feathers can enhance your designs.
On this course:

You will be given an introduction to different types of feathers which will provide you with the basis for your design including, goose, hackle, turkey, ostrich and peacock amongst others.
You will learn several ways of manipulating feathers such as cutting, curling, twisting and forming flowers.
You will arrange you feathers on a base and learn how to balance your design to create a flattering headpiece.
Finally, you will be shown how to finish your design with elastic, band or comb
By the end of the workshop you will have created a feather headpiece and acquired the skills to make more.

Upcycle Workshop (1 day)
£100 inc all materials

This is the ideal course to re-invent, re-new, and re-trim an old summer or winter hat, which could be sinamay, straw or felt and upcycle it into something really special.
On this course:

You need to bring along one or more old hats which can be made of sinamay, straw or felt. Charity shops are a great source of hats if you don’t have any old hats.
You will have the option to re shape your hat either subtlety bring the shape up to date or totally re block the shape.
You will learn how to make suitable summer trims from the excess of your material or from our sinamay, felt and feathers in order to add loops, lilies, roses, feathers or bows.
Work with a variety of fabrics and feathers to make your design bespoke and go away with the skills to re-invent more hats.

Crin and Trim (1 day)
£100 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for beginners/intermediate students or those wanting to explore the use of crinoline within their designs and trims.
On this course you will learn how to;

cover a base with crinoline
manipulate crinoline into different shapes.
distress crinoline to create different looks
Create trims including, roses, strips, swirls, curls, free form shapes and bows.
Finish the inside of your hat with petersham ribbon.
Attach an appropriate head fitting
By the end of the workshop you will have created a crinoline headpiece and acquired skills to make more.

Silk Cocktail Hat (2 days)
£195 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for those who want to expand their knowledge of millinery techniques and create headpieces using silk and other fabrics.
On this course:

You will learn how to block a hat base using buckram.
You will learn how to line and cover with silk or fabric for a beautiful professional finish
Trims will be taught dependent on previous experience and the requirements of the group but they can include, handmade flowers, silk loops, bows and many other techniques.
You will learn how to professionally finish your hat, how to attach an appropriate head fitting and create a couture lining.

Introduction to Flowers (2 day) £195 inc all materials

This is the perfect course if you have always wanted to make a variety of fabric and sinamay flowers to adorn your hat, bridal headpieces or corsages. On this course::

You will create paper patterns for all your flowers to take home and use
You will learn how to create a variety of silk/organza, velvet, sinamay flowers and leaves using traditional French flower making tools including,
Roses
Poppies
Leaves
Peonies
Lilies
You will also learn how to make fabric and sinamay feathers using a simple cutting technique
You will learn how to create stamens using a variety of materials

Hair Vine (1 day) £100 inc all materials

 

Using a variety of materials you will create a unique hair piece, which will be perfect for black tie or bridal. On this course:

You will learn techniques including; beaded flowers and leaves,
You will make and incorporate tiny silk flowers and lace detail into your design.
You will learn the easiest way of wiring your hair vine together.
Once you have mastered all the techniques they will be used to design your own bespoke beaded adornment.

Note; Included in the materials will be 10 small and 10 medium bi-cone Swarovski crystals and an assortment of other beads. Additional Swarovski’s will be charged at cost.

Vintage Headpiece (2 day)
£195 inc all materials

This is a unique course for brides and bridal designers focusing on creating a vintage inspired bridal headpiece but the skills could also be transferred to non bridal headpieces using a different choice of coloured silks
On this course:

You will learn how to create a small base for you vintage inspired bridal headpiece.
We will show you how to cover your base with silk for a professional finish.
Using a variety of beads you will learn how to embellish your headpiece.
You will learn how to attach veiling.
You will also learn how to make simple silk flowers to trimand finish your piece.

We will show you how to position and finish your headpiece with the appropriate head fittings.

Sinamay Cocktail Hat (2 day)
£195 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for beginners or those wanting to take their sinamay skills to the next level.
On this course:

You will learn how to block a small button hat using the traditional method of hand blocking with pins and steam.
You will learn how to finish the inside of your hat with petersham ribbon.
You will create samples of trims including sinamay lilies, roses, leaves, bias strips, swirls, curls, free form shapes and bows.
You will learn how crinoline, veiling and quills add depth to your design.
You will use these new skills to trim your blocked button
You will learn how to professionally finish your hat and how to attach an appropriate head fitting
By the end of the workshop you will have created a sinamay headpiece and acquired skills to make more.

Crown & Brim Hat (2 day)
£225 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for those who want to learn the couture techniques involved in creating a sinamay crown and brim hat
On this course:

You will learn how to block the crown and brim using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks.
You will learn how to edge with wire and a bias piece and create different crown edgings.
You will learn how to size your hat.
You will create samples of trims including sinamay lilies, roses, leaves, bias strips, swirls, curls, free form shapes and bows and others depending on experience.
We will look at balancing trim positioning and finish your hat to couture standard.

Parisisal Explored (2 day)
£225 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for those who want to explore working with Parisisal straw.
On this course:

You will learn how to block Parisisal using traditional techniques of steaming and pinning over a vast choice of wooden blocks.
You will then learn how to line the inside with a petersham edging .
We will show you various Parisisal trimming techniques including loops, swirls, curls and how to hand roll the edges of your Parisisal.
We will look at balancing trim positioning and finish your hat to couture standard.
You will learn how to professionally finish your hat and how to attach an appropriate head fitting
By the end of the workshop you will have created a Parisisal headpiece and acquired skills to make more.
By the end of the workshop you will be confident working with the inspiring new materials and be able to create more.

Jinsin & Silk Abaca Explored (2 day)
£195 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for those who want to explore working with Jinsin and silk Abaca.
On this course:

You will explore and experiment with Jinsin. Jinsin is famous for its sculptural quality. It creates incredible shapes when curved and flexed. The silk can be stripped away to create a wild spray of fibres.
You will explore and experiment with Abaca. Silk abaca is fine and smooth. It can be free-shaped, blocked or used for draping. Because this material is interwoven with silk, it is pliable and creates amazing curves when twisted and shaped.
You will create a blocked base. You will then learn how to line the inside with a petersham edging .
We will show you various trimming techniques including loops, swirls, curls and how to roll the edges then we will look at balancing trim positioning.
You will learn how to professionally finish your hat and how to attach an appropriate head fitting
By the end of the workshop you will be confident working with the inspiring new materials and be able to create more.

Felt Cocktail Hat (2 days)
£195 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for those who want to take their skills to the next level and work with felt.
On this course:

You will learn how to block a small felt hat using the traditional method of hand blocking with pins and steam.
You will then learn how to line the inside with a petersham edging .
We will show you various trimming techniques; feathers, felt flowers, crinoline, bias strips, felt leaves, quills, felt or fabric bows, and veiling.
You will use these skills to trim and finish your hat
You will learn how to professionally finish your hat and how to attach an appropriate head fitting
By the end of the workshop you will have created a felt headpiece and acquired skills to make more.

Fur Felt Winter Trilby (1 day)
£130 inc all materials

This is the perfect course for those who want to create a unique wearable hat for winter.
On this course:

You will choose from black, grey, navy or tan felt.
You will learn how to block a trilby crown using a choice of wooden blocks and using pinning and steaming millinery techniques.
We will show you how to size your trilby to ensure a perfect fit.
We will teach different trims including felt loops, feathers, felt leaves, cockades and the use of vintage braids.
You will learn how to trim and finish your trilby

Check out the photo’s and designs created at previous courses

1 day 'Free Form Sinamay Course'

Posted by Jenny Roberts Millinery on Monday, 3 March 2014