4 Week Millinery Felt Occasion Hat Workshop


Make your own Felt Hat

Do you have a special occasion to go to and are you in need of a lovely hat to match your outfit... OR do you just love hats? Then this is the workshop for you! 

We're very excited to offer this amazing class at Sewcialising hosted by the lovely Suzanne Gill.

During this workshop you will be taught how to make your own occasion felt hat which is ideal for a day at the races or to attend a wedding!


Suzanne Gill Millinery


This workshop is over 4 consecutive evenings:

Week 1: Thursday 16th June 2022 - 5.15PM-8:15PM
Week 2: Thursday 23rd June 2022 - 5:15PM-8:15PM
Week 3: Thursday 30th June 2022 - 5:15PM-8:15PM
Week 4: Thursday 7th July 2022 - 5:15PM-8:15PM

What you will learn:

During week 1 you will get a short demonstration on hand blocking a millinery felt hat.  Attendees will then select their block and block their own felt.

During week 2 you will get a short demonstration on how to unblock and trim your hat to the required size and shape.  Attendees unblock their own pieces and trim to required shape and size.  You will also get a short demonstration on how to add millinery wire and millinery petersham.  Attendees will also add their own wire and petersham this week.

During week 3 you will get a short demonstration on the many possibilities of trimming your hat.  To include feathers, ribbons, felt trimmings or fabric.  Attendees are then given a range of materials and have a chance to try different designs and materials that they would like to encompass into their designs.  You will then be shown how to attach your trimmings and finish your design.

During week 4 you will get a short demonstration on how to make various hat linings.  Attendees will finish adding decorative details and will make their own bespoke linings and attach them to their hat to complete the final design.

If you, or any one else in your household is displaying Covid-19 like symptoms, please do not attend the workshop.

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