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Learn to make a hat with our millinery short courses in Sydney!

Take your millinery skills to next level! A follow up to our Millinery Course for Beginners, in this class you will have the opportunity to learn some new techniques to create your own headpieces, fascinators, and cocktail pieces. You will complete one or two headpiece or fascinator projects to take your millinery techniques to a new level.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this millinery course, you should have:

  • completed one or more headpieces in the workshops using one or more of the demonstrated techniques.
  • made a cocktail or fascinator headpiece base using Buckram or Fosshape.
  • learned to use covering with fabrics such as silk, and lace.
  • made a wire foundation headpiece or headband.
  • made millinery flowers using leather, silk, or sinamay.
  • made turbands.
  • made bows from different materials.

All basic and foundation materials for this course are supplied in a kit.

Specific millinery tools, hat blocks, glues, and stiffeners are also supplied by the tutor for use in the class.

What will be covered in this millinery course?

The following topics will be covered and demonstrated during the course - It is desirable to have completed the Introduction to Millinery Workshop or to have had some previous millinery experience.

  • Tools for millinery
  • Safety
  • Foundation Basics- Wire, Buckram, and Fosshape
  • Techniques to use silk and lace to cover the foundation
  • Flowers for Millinery with Leather, Silk, and Organdie
  • Sinamay Trims and Bows
  • Crinoline tips and techniques for Turbands and millinery bows

Who is this Millinery course for?

What to bring to class

It is useful to bring a sewing kit including:

  • Mixed Pack Straw Needles
  • Pack of Pins
  • Wooden Pegs
  • Marking chalk
  • Measuring Tape
  • Small Ruler
  • Beeswax thread conditioner
  • Sewing Gauge
  • Sewing pins

You will also need the following equipment:

  • All-purpose Scissors
  • Dressmaking scissors
  • Mapping or push Pins for Blocking
  • Long-nosed Pliers
  • Thimble
  • Apron
  • Matching Sewing Thread
  • Hat Box

Further materials may need to be purchased to complete your design - such as feathers, and flower making materials.

Available from Spotlight, Lincraft and Hatters Millinery Supplies.

Additional information

Please wear closed-in shoes.

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The enrolment fee includes basic Millinery Kit & Block Hire. 

No class on Monday 29 November.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Catherine is an extremely experienced teacher with a genuine love of millinery. She has soooo many skills to pass on to her students, and genuinely wants everyone to leave with a fabulous hat!

  • said: Catherine was so eager to teach us as many skills as possible. So helpful, generous and inspiring.

  • said: Catherine is an amazing milliner and is only too happy passing on her skills. Catherine spreads her time equally between students which is really great as no one was left out.

  • said: I did my first millinery course mid year. I loved it so much I returned for two successive courses. Catherine is a wonderful teacher. Her combined passion for millinery and teaching makes her "classroom" the perfect learning space. Coming to class was the highlight of my week.

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