About the Tutors
Jenny Roberts is one of the North’s leading milliners. Recognised for her couture brand, she has been creating beautifully crafted pieces for her clients for over 15 years. Over the last 7 years, along with her co-tutor Marie Halewood, they have gained an international reputation for their Millinery School, teaching to the highest standard for hobby and professional milliners.
Offering a variety of classes from their Harrogate based School Jenny and Marie are thrilled to share their skills via virtual workshops.
You will need
- Thread the colour of your feathers
- Up to 10 pheasant Feathers (feathers are all approx and other feathers can be used, it is suggested that you have some goose nagoire as these form a good base for your mount)
- 25 Biot feathers
- 40 Goose feathers
- 25 hackle feathers
- Variety of statement feathers of your choice i.e. peacock swords
- Wire approx 30cm – (0.5 gauge)
- Uhu glue or otherwise
- Kitchen roll or paper cloth
- Household Bleach
- Washing up bowl or similar shape which can have bleach in it
- Rubber gloves
- Optional – Oasis Flower Arranging spray paint and suitable area outside to spay (this part can be watched as a demo instead)
- Tray for cutting
- Small Sharp scissors ideally with a pointy tip
- Normal scissors
- If you have hair tongs please have ready
- Suppliers currently delivering to the UK are:
- Suppliers currently delivering world wide
Please make sure you have all your feathers laid out in piles ready to use
You will leave with
- A wired feather mount ready to attach to a design of your own, and the skills to create more.
- Understanding and ability to follow the demo on how to burn feathers
- Understanding and ability to follow the demo on how to dye feathers in different ways.
- Information on suppliers and materials.
To see more photos of our students work on this course, please link to the following facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/jrmillineryschool/photos/?tab=album&album_id=213704969315651
All these techniques are bought together in this 3.5 hour workshop which is promised to be fun, interactive and enable students to confidently work with feathers in the future.
These workshops will be limited to 10 people to ensure we can maintain a level of interaction. If we have a large demand – additional sessions will be scheduled. This also maybe run in other time zones.
Chance to test Zoom working correctly prior will also be available.
What our students said about our ‘Virtual Courses’
Was part of the virtual veiling course today (17/04). It was a fantastic opportunity to learn some veiling skills, conveyed over Zoom, in a virtual class environment. As ever, Jenny and Marie’s tutoring was easy to follow, inclusive for all participants, and left you wanting to learn more. No commute and learn from the comfort of your own home, with like minded individuals; what’s not to like! Heartily recommend you have a go. Debbie
I have just finished doing an online course with Jenny and it was fabulous. Nothing was lost by not doing it in person, I learnt so much in such a short amount of time. Going to book as many courses as I can, I cannot recommend Jenny enough Abbey, Isle of Man
Thanks so much for the veiling course this morning; I feel so much more confident now about making veiling for my hats, Amanda
Jenny and Marie, Absolutely loved this course! I was anxious about using the technology but as always you patiently took us through it. I think this is the future! I’ll keep an eye out for the next courses, Deb.
Had a great time taking part in Jenny and Marie’s virtual leather flower course on Friday. The format of the course worked so well, zoom played ball and I’m so happy with the results. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Hannah
Loved the virtual veiling class on Monday, it was really clear and easy to follow, I’ve always had a blank spot with veiling finding it very tricky, it was actually so easy to follow online, I feel I’ve finally ‘broken my duck’! Would definitely recommend Jenny and Marie’s online classes. Fiona
Intro to veiling Really loved the veiling course. I think this is going to be something I have as a favourite too especially with the embellishment of the beads/crystals etc. Amanda
Just spent another few hours in the company of fellow millinery enthusiasts for another excellent tutorial with Jenny and Marie. Excellent value for money. Deb
I am not a lover of feathers but seized the opportunity to at least learn another technique. This course has really changed my mind about working with feathers and their potential as a trimming. Clear concise instructions with close up demonstrations. As a result of this I have already booked on the intermediate course for feathers. Can’t recommend Jenny’s tutorials enough. Deb
I joined the virtual veiling course and very much enjoyed it the whole experience. Jenny and Marie are fabulous teachers who ensure you come away with a new skill whether you are a beginner or experienced. It’s fun too. I’ve always wanted to be able to create a veiled piece as it adds such an impact. Now I can ! Thank you. Hilary
Was part of the virtual veiling course on 17/04, and the leather rose workshop on 24/4. Both courses were a fantastic opportunity to learn some new skills, conveyed over Zoom, in a virtual class environment. I’d been interested to understand how to add veiling, and being able to do that, and the leather rose workshop at home without any specialist tools was a real bonus. It was easy to order the veiling online, and Jenny sent out all the materials needed for the leather course (including the glue!). As ever, Jenny and Marie’s tutoring was simple to follow, inclusive for all participants, and left you wanting to learn more. No commute and learn from the comfort of your own home, with like minded individuals; what’s not to like! Heartily recommend you have a go and at one (if not more!) of the online classes. Debbie