MILLINERY

This Millinery course will teach you the skills and techniques used to block and shape straws and felt hoods to create your own individual hat design. Working with wooden blocks and other novel forms, you will learn how to improvise block building with household objects.

You will learn how to:

  • Assemble
  • Fit
  • Block
  • Shape
  • Stiffen
  • Wire
  • Stitch
  • Trim
  • Finish your hat

This course is suitable for beginners and the more advanced student as the classes are small.

EQUIPMENT

You will need to purchase for the first lesson materials such as strong pins with coloured heads (steel if possible), thumb tacks, a thimble, tape measure, sewing needles, thread and scissors. Accessories & trimmings may be required to finish hats according to your taste & progress in finishing the hat.
On the first lesson please bring one of the following depending on the kind of hat you wish to make:

  • A felt hood for the felt course.
  • A straw hood and/or 1.5 meters Sinamay for the straws course.

These materials can be purchased at any good Millinery suppliers or online. During the 6 week module there is more time to order than for the 4 day course.

NEXT 6 WEEK COURSE (FELTS), STARTS 31 OCTOBER 2017.

COURSE OPTIONS
SATURDAYS
FELTS6 classes
To be announced1.30pm to 3.30pm€380.
STRAWS
6 classesTo be announced1.30pm to 3.30pm€380.
EVENINGS
FELTS6 classesTuesday 31st October 20177pm to 9pm€380.
FELTS
6 classesTuesday 13 February 20187pm to 9pm€380.
STRAWS6 classesTuesday 17 April 2018
7pm to 9pm€380.
SUMMER COURSES
STRAWS4 days 18 to 21 June 2018 10am to 1pm€380.
FELTS4 days 20 to 23 August 201810am to 1pm€380.