Who is this Course for?

  • The course is for those who have completed the ‘Introduction to Millinery’ or had some experience working with basic sinamay shapes and trims. It’s an ideal opportunity to explore creating hat from different types of materials and to explore what felt, leather and straw has to offer.  If you have some experience in textiles and sewing this course is suitable for you too.
  • The course will be kept to 4 students

Where is the course?

The course is based in our studio in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

What is the investment?

  • The cost of the course has been kept competitive
  • The cost of 3 days tuition is £395

What’s included:

  • 9.30 – 4pm tuition (45 mins lunchbreak) free use of the studio, equipment, blocks until 6pm
  • NB – No meals are included but we may decide to eat out together on one night
  • No materials are included you need to bring your own or if available I can charge you for materials you take from my material stock at current supplier prices.  Advice will be given before the retreat on where to purchase the materials we will need and any additional ones you would like to bring.

What will I learn?

  • It is assumed that you have completed basic blocking of sinamay.
  • The course will concentrate on 3 main materials and the trims associated with them
    • Felt Percher with felt flowers and leaves and felt spirals
    • Blocking a leather percher with a underlay of a thermoplastic material fosshape which will be adorned with hand made leather roses
    • Blocking Parisisial Straw with a foundation of sinamay and creating a free form trim to compliment the design.
  • Outside teaching time there is opportunity to access the block library and explore different shapes


  • If you would like an accommodation list or to contact other students on the course to link up please let us know


  • In order to confirm your space we will need a 50 % deposit on booking and the rest is due a month prior to the course,
  • Payable to Jenny Roberts Millinery,  Sort Code: 53-50-21 Account Number: 51383012 Reference – please put your name as ref

Course Only, Course with Materials (UK Only)