May
22
to Jun 26

Bespoke Intermediate Headpiece Making

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Take your millinery skills to the next level on this 6 week evening course.  Moving on from basic millinery skills this course covers a variety of new techniques including blocking and wiring.  The use of millinery materials such as straw and buckram are also practised during this programme.  A higher design focus is encouraged over the evenings with emphasis on students learning how to create unique pieces to themselves.

Wednesdays 6-9pm,
May 22nd 29th,
June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Level: Intermediate
Price: €380 plus booking fee
Base materials included

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Introduction to Millinery
Jun
25
to Jul 30

Introduction to Millinery

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The complete beginners millinery course in a convenient 6 week block of evening classes.  Covering a variety of techniques this course is a great way to combine all basic levels of millinery skills.  Learn the essentials of sinamay, crinoline, feathers, veiling, and embellishing using blocking, hand and sewing techniques.  Guided by your tutor this course covers how to make, trim, and finish a range of headwear styles.  Reading notes to take home supplied

 

 

Wednesday 6-9pm
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March 6th, 13th

Level: Beginners
Price: €380 plus booking fee
Base Materials included

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Blocking Masterclass for Beginners
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Blocking Masterclass for Beginners

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MILLINERY BLOCKING : The process of shaping material onto a mould to form the body of the hat.
Over 3 days work on the bases of millinery blocking.  Master a particular shape and fabric of choice or discover a range of fabrics using a selection of varying blocks.  Learn traditional blocking techniques as well as elements of couture finishing to include correct stiffening methods, wiring and clean finishing. Finish your couture headpiece with a brim extension of crinoline or window sinamay.

Level : Beginners
July 5th, 6th, 7th

Base materials included
Price: €380 plus booking fee

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Event Headpiece Making
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Event Headpiece Making

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Match your headpiece to your event outfit

On this course you will bring along a photo or your event outfit/accessories and make a headpiece to match.  Over the 2 day course you will learn blocking techniques to make a large and unique headpiece to match your outfit.  Create up to 2 finished pieces over the course.  Learn techniques in blocking, stiffening, wiring trimming and finishing your headpiece to allow you to create your own headpiece for another event again.

Course fee: €295 plus booking fee

Base materials included

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May
25
to May 26

Advanced Crinoline with combined Blocking

A course for intermediate student who want to develop their skills further.  Learn how to create crinoline trimmings and brim extensions to combine with your blocked piece.  Acquire blocking techniques to create large brimmed, percher or saucer headpieces.  Once various blocking techniques are mastered on course learn wiring, trimming and finishing skills in the newly crazed rediscovered crinoline.
Reading notes available to take home

April 6th and 7th

Level: Intermediate
Base Materials Included
Price: €300 plus booking fee

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Crown style Bonanza {SOLD OUT}
May
18
to May 19

Crown style Bonanza {SOLD OUT}

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Learn how to create the most sought after shape this season.. the modern crown.   Learn how to block, stiffen and wire the crown style shape using sinamay or buckram.  Complete the look by making or using trimmings of your choice. Discover skills in crown creation out of deluxe lace.  Gain knowledge in how to cut, shape and wire the crown or headpiece style shape using varying lace and lace trimmings.  Finish with millinery beading and mounting methods
Reading notes and base materials included

Level: Beginners
Base Materials Included
Price: €265 plus booking fee

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Pillbox Hat Making {Evening}
May
7
to Jun 11

Pillbox Hat Making {Evening}

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Another absolute beginners course completed over 3 days.  On this course you will learn two different fabric techniques to create two styles of the pillbox hat.  Begin with learning skills in blocking, wiring, a variety of hand stitches, and finishes.  Expand your millinery fabric knowledge by working with paris net, buckram, felt and straw hoods, and assorted woven fabrics. Reading notes to take home supplied.

Wednesday 6-9,  
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
June 4th, 11th

Level: Beginners
Base Materials included
Price: €380 plus booking fee

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Apr
12
to Apr 14

Blocking Masterclass with Brim Extensions

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MILLINERY BLOCKING : The process of shaping material onto a mould to form the body of the hat.
Over 3 days work on the bases of millinery blocking.  Master a particular shape and fabric of choice or discover a range of fabrics using a selection of varying blocks.  Learn traditional blocking techniques as well as elements of couture finishing to include correct stiffening methods, wiring and clean finishing. Finish your couture headpiece with a brim extension of crinoline or window sinamay.

Level : Beginners
April 12th, 13th, 14th

Base materials included
Price: €380 plus booking fee

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Bridal Headwear Masterclass
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Bridal Headwear Masterclass

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This course consists by combining a variety of basics of working with bridal fabrics over a 2 day workshop.
Tailor this course to learn how to create a variety of bridal headpieces for a client or your special day.  With little or no previous experience you can create the elements and complete a variety of bridal headpieces using buckram, lace, veil, and wirework.  Acquire blocking and hand stitching techniques to create elements of headwear suitable for any bride to be.  


Level: Beginners
Base Materials Included
Price: €265 plus booking fee

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Introduction to Millinery {SOLD OUT}
Apr
3
to May 8

Introduction to Millinery {SOLD OUT}

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The complete beginners millinery course in a convenient 6 week block of evening classes.  Covering a variety of techniques this course is a great way to combine all basic levels of millinery skills.  Learn the essentials of sinamay, crinoline, feathers, veiling, and embellishing using blocking, hand and sewing techniques.  Guided by your tutor this course covers how to make, trim, and finish a range of headwear styles.  Reading notes to take home supplied.

Wednesday 6-9pm
April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
May 1st, 8th

Level: Beginners
Price: €385 plus booking fee
Base Materials Included

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Saucer Hats (evening)
Apr
1
to Apr 22

Saucer Hats (evening)

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A course for intermediate student who want to develop their skills further.  Learn how to create large brimmed saucer style hats.  Acquire blocking techniques to create large brimmed headpieces to compliment outfits for race meetings and weddings.  Once various blocking techniques are mastered learn wiring, trimming and finishing skills. Reading notes available to take home

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd/29th

Level: Beginners :: Sewing skills
an advantage but not necessary

Base materials included
Price: €300 plus booking fee

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Intermediate Headpiece Making
Mar
26
to Apr 30

Intermediate Headpiece Making

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Take your millinery skills to the next level on this 6 week evening course.  Moving on from basic millinery skills this course covers a variety of new techniques including blocking and wiring.  The use of millinery materials such as straw and buckram are also practised during this programme.  A higher design focus is encouraged over the evenings with emphasis on students learning how to create unique pieces to themselves.

Tuesdays 6-9pm,
March 26th, April 2nd,
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Level: Intermediate
Price: €380 plus booking fee
Base Materials included

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Felt Hat making
Feb
18
to Mar 25

Felt Hat making

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Expand your knowledge of felt on this novice to intermediate course.  Designing from various samples learn 2 separate methods of making a cloche hat or methods of making a full felt hat with crown and brim.  Achieve skills that range from blocking to pattern making, machine and hand sewing, and trimming.  Up to 3 pieces created on this 6 evening workshop.  Reading notes available to take home.

Level: Beginners to intermediate (sewing machine knowledge helpful but not required)

Includes Base Materials
Price: €380 plus booking fee
Extra cost for fur felt/peachbloom
OR for extra hats/trimmings

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Introduction to Millinery {Sinamay Basics}
Oct
3
to Oct 24

Introduction to Millinery {Sinamay Basics}

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This course consists of creating several headpieces by learning the fundamental basics of working with sinamay. With little or no previous experience you can create the elements and complete a variety of sinamay headpieces using pattern based and blocking millinery know-how. Learn step by step the design, techniques and trimming essentials required for any sinamay effortless headpiece. 

Wednesdays 3rd, 10th,
17th, 24th October

Level: Beginners
Materials extra - per usage basis
Price: €225 plus booking fee

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Pillbox Hat Making (3 day)
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Pillbox Hat Making (3 day)

Another absolute beginners course completed over 3 days.  On this course you will learn two different fabric techniques to create two styles of the pillbox hat.  Begin with learning skills in blocking, wiring, a variety of hand stitches, and finishes.  Expand your millinery fabric knowledge by working with paris net, buckram, felt and straw hoods, and assorted woven fabrics. Reading notes to take home supplied.

Level: Beginners
Materials extra - per usage basis
Price: €325 plus booking fee

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Dressmaking
Jun
1
to Jun 4

Dressmaking

Over 6 evenings learn how to properly use a sewing machine and gain quality dressmaking skills.  Master a pattern of your choosing by learning how to read patterns, cut out, lay and pin to your fabric.  You create one garment or much more over the course. 

Level: Beginners
Tuesday 6-9pm April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, May 3rd & 10th
Materials extra - per usage basis
Price: €200 plus booking fee

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Button/Beret Cocktail Hat
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Button/Beret Cocktail Hat

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Learn blocking basics on this excellent two-day button hat course.  Take your millinery skills to the next level by learning the process of blocking on a wooden button or beret block.  In this course learn how to block several button hats with varying fabric techniques, as well as finishes and trimmings to suit each piece.  Expand your millinery fabric knowledge by working with buckram, felt and straw hoods, and assorted woven fabrics.  Reading notes available to take home.                                                  

Level: Beginners
Materials extra - per usage basis
Price: €245 plus booking fee


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