Introduction to Millinery


Sat 26 February

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This one day workshop is the perfect taster to introduce you to the art of millinery.  You will cover all the basic techniques of shaping, rolling, twisting and fraying fine Sinamay straw to create a small statement piece. Your tutor, Abi Nicoll, will help you develop a design for a fascinator, headpiece, or even a statement brooch. She will guide you through different methods of stitching flamboyant shapes, add feathers, ribbons and other flourishes to embellish your design and create something that is uniquely you. You can also explore ribbon art as an alternative embellishment during this one day introduction.

Head pads, hair bands and clips, will be provided, as well as all the Sinamay straw, quills and feathers you need to complete your project in class, and enough to take away and carry on creating! Our expert tutor will equip you with all the knowledge and skills you need to carry on your new craft at home, as well as the confidence to approach your new hobby in style!

Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch. All our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking.
10am – 3.30pm

About Your Tutor

Abi Nicoll is a self-employed designer, dress maker and milliner, producing bespoke clothing and hats for private clients. She creates bespoke fashion pieces for private commissions and has also launched a vintage inspired ready to wear fashion range. She has been teaching dress making and millinery for fifteen years, offering classes for beginners and developing advanced students, as well as on a one-to-one basis.

If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. As restrictions ease we might be able to add more spaces to some of our courses. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know.