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Beginners Millinery/Sinamay Pillbox Hat – (2 days)

Beginners Millinery/Sinamay Pillbox Hat  – (2 days)  £195 (inc all materials) – Level: Beginners

Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th September 2018

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November 2018

Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th February 2019

This course is aimed at:

  • Beginners who want to learn the art of blocking and trimming cocktails hats.

The course will involve:

  • A comprehensive overview of millinery materials, techniques and styles.
  • Practical application of blocking a pillbox percher on a wooden block.
  • A series of sinamay trims will then be demonstrated and practiced including bows, fans, bias loops, veils, ruches, roses, lilies and free form shapes.
  • Time spent exploring techniques and trimmings for your own design.

You will leave with:

  • An understanding of which different hat shapes work for different face shapes, body shapes and dress silhouettes.
  • Practical skills in blocking of sinamay, wiring pillboxes, attaching petersham and head fastenings.
  • Samples of a variety of sinamay trims and understanding of how to secure them to your base.
  • An understanding of design, proportion, balance and the application of colour
  • A finished sinamay pillbox hat
  • Information on suppliers and materials in order to create your own headpieces