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 need


  • 3 metres of sinamay
  • Wooden Hat block (available to buy for £45)
  • Blocking pins
  • Hair band (this can match in with your hair colour)
  • 9 stripped coque feathers (a colour to compliment your sinamay)
  • 1 metre of petersham
  • 1 metre of spring wire
  • pva glue

There is an option to buy materials with the course for an extra £25 and to buy the block and pins and materials for an extra £70.

Other items of equipment

  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Needle and thread
  • Normal scissors (not dressmaking silk scissors
  • Use of a iron (preferably a steam iron)
  • Water spray
  • Ironing board

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

For pictures of this course please follow this link to our facebook page and view the album


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