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Millinery Courses May – December 2017

About us

We are a successful Harrogate based milliners designing and making bespoke headwear for clients as commissions and also hiring out over 300 individually made pieces from our studio overlooking the famous Harrogate ‘Stray’ on West Park.  Jenny and Marie have over 25 years of Millinery experience between them and are passionate about transferring their skills to others who love hats.

Our Courses

If you are interested in Millinery as a profession or simply want to immerse yourself in the world of hats then our courses will teach you the techniques you will need to create original millinery and inspire you to explore the world of couture millinery.

The Venue

  • Courses are held at our studio overlooking the famous Harrogate ‘Stray’ at ‘Millinery on Two, 20 West Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1BJ,
  • (Please enter via Lynx Womenswear).

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.

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

Booking Discount

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

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 Millinery on Two, 20 West Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1BJ, Click here to download the form  Millinery Courses Sept – March 2016- 17
  • 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

May 2017

Wednesday 10th am May – Millinery Taster (1/2 day)

Wednesday 10th pm May – Flower Taster (1/2 day)

Tuesday/Wednesday 16th & 17 May – Sinamay Cocktail Hat (2 days)

Monday 22nd May – Fabulous Feathers (1 day)

Tuesday 23rd May – Crin & Trim (1 day)

June

No courses except individual tuition due to ASCOT!

July

Saturday/Sunday 1st & 2nd July – Sinamay Cocktail Hat (2 days)

Wednesday/Thursday 4th & 5th July – Introduction to Flowers (2 days)

Monday/Tuesday 10th & 11th July – Vintage Headpiece (2 days)

Satursday 22nd am – Millinery Taster

August

Saturday/Sunday 12th & 14th August – Introduction to Millinery (2 days)

Saturday/Sunday 26th & 27th August – Silk Cocktail Hat (2 days)

September

Sunday 10th am September – Millinery Taster (1/2 day)

Sunday 10th am September – Flower Taster (1/2 day)

Wednesday 13th September – Fur Felt Winte 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)

Thursday / Friday 27th & 28th September – Sinamay Cocktail Hat (2 days)

October

Monday/Tuesday 2nd & 3rd October – Introduction to Millinery (2 days)

Wednesday / Thursday 4th & 5th October – Wool Felt Cocktil 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 – Parisial Explored (2 days)

Saturday 21st October – Fabulous Feathers (1 day)

Sunday 22nd October – Fur Felt Trilby (1 day)

November

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)

Wenesday 15th November – Fab)ulous Feathers (1 day)

Thursday 16th November – Hair Vine (1 day)

Friday 17th November – Crin adn Trim (2 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)

December

Friday 1st December – Fur Felt Winter Trilby (1 day)

Saturday 2nd December am – Millinery Taster (1/2 day)

Saturday 2nd December pm – Flower Taster (1/2 day)

Sunday 3rd December – Fabulous Feathers (1 day)

Monday / Tuesday 4th & 5th December – Wool Felt Cocktail Hat (2 days)

 

Millinery Taster (1/2 day)

£75 inc all materials

millinery taster

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

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 trim

and 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)

£100 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