Millinery Extension

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Course description

This Millinery Course you have been waiting for.

All basic materials are provided for this class and included in the course fee.


The following topics will be covered 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
  • Block Foundation for Cocktail hat
  • Shape, wire and cover a Cocktail Hat
  • Making Silk Bias Binding
  • Begin wire work project
  • Demonstrate Flower making techniques
  • Flower making Techniques
  • Stiffened lace demonstration and workshop
  • Project Completion

Students will have completed

  • A cocktail headpiece
  • A wire headpiece
  • 3 types of millinery flowers
  • Used stiffened lace for one project

All basic and foundation materials for this course are supplied in a kit. Specific millinery tools and hat blocks are supplied.

Please bring

It is useful to bring a sewing kit including

  • Tape measure
  • All purpose Scissors
  • Dressmaking scissors
  • Sewing Pins
  • Map Pins
  • Long Nosed Pliers
  • Packet of Millinery Straw Needles
  • Thimble

*If you wish to use the College machines, please buy:

  • City campus – 2 x JANOME bobbins (to suit ‘My Excel 18W’ machine) which can be bought from Janome stores or Lincraft.
  • Rozelle campus – 2 x SINGER bobbins ( to suit ‘Heavy Duty 4432 Sewing Machine’) which can be bought from Singer stores or Lincraft.

These bobbins are not available from any other store.

Feedback from Past Students:

'I really enjoyed this course and would recommend to anyone.'

'Extremely knowledgeable. Was able to work the classroom with ease.'

'The tutor, Catherine was obviously a subject matter expert but also had a lovely nature and was happy to share her knowledge.'

'I found the course very satisfying and a wonderful introduction to millinery. The only improvement I would make is to perhaps to provide a clearer course outline and student notes / handouts.'

'Exceeded my expectations. Catherine is an excellent teacher, knows her stuff and really has got the program for this course worked out organisationally. Plus I cannot believe how far up the millinery learning curve she gets us – I learnt many more techniques than I expected to.'

Other information

Please wear closed in shoes.

PLS NOTE: All classes need a minimum number of students to go ahead. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled and you will be informed. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2 working days prior to the scheduled start date.***Please be aware that you may be informed of a cancellation &/or change via SMS or E-mail.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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