On this one day course you will learn the basics of making a small button shaped hat from sinamay. We will cover aspects of stiffeners, dyeing, blocking techniques, wire and wiring, and millinery stitches. You will learn how to sew in a petersham head fitting, and then make a lining with a special scallop stitch for a perfect finish.
Perhaps bring a flower or decoration to sew on your hat. We will talk about balance and placement and attachment and you will go home with a finished hat and new skills.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Anne has a degree in Textiles and trained at West Surrey College of Art (UCA, Farnham), then studied millinery at The London College of Fashion. She co-founded the Bailey Tomlin label in 1989 designing and making hats for many stores including Saks 5th Ave, Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Liberty.