Advanced Millinery skills

When and Where

4 Dec 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 (9 hours, 3 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 10:00 - 13:00
Waterloo Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

Vesna Pesic
Course code

What you will learn

On this workshop we will explore materials and conceptual ideas. Students are encouraged to bring their own Millinery projects e. g. unfinished hats or ideas for hats, complicated trims or period pieces, to be discussed and resolved with your Tutor and fellow students. You may wish to bring Crin or other materials that are difficult to work with. Peer to peer learning will be encouraged. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced students with existing millinery experience

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Develop conceptual designs or develop design for a period piece
  • Explore and experiment with materials for desired effect
  • Hone your creative problem-solving skills
  • Understand materials properties and appropriate techniques

Class format and activities

This course will be in-centre with social distancing. Teaching is both as a whole class and an individual one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, handouts.
Each session will be a mixture of demonstrations and individual work. The tutor will be introducing/explaining the materials and general techniques, though students are strongly encouraged to bring materials of choice and share their knowledge/challenge with their peers. As you begin to develop your own designs, you will do more independent work.
Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced students with existing millinery experience.

What you need to know before you enrol

You are encouraged to collect images of hats/headpieces and/or fabric manipulations which interest you and sketch design ideas.
Excellent attendance and punctuality are required from all students. It is beneficial if you can spare some time for completion/experimenting of activities outside of class time. Using a steamer involves standing.Please let your tutor know if this is difficult for you.Students are expected to comply with physical distancing guidance.
The studio has been adapted to be a Covid safe working environment with a maximum of 7 learners.
Students are asked to wash their hands before and after using shared equipment. (Please bring a small hand towel)
You may wish to also bring gloves & hand Sanitizer.
We strongly advise that you bring and wear a face covering.
Health & Safety information will be given to you at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You may be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow college procedures

What you will need for your class

Basic Millinery Kit
You will be advised if you need particular tools depending on material of your choice.
If you have any specific materials which you would like to incorporate into your design, bring these too.Pattern paper and card is available for use in the studio
You will need to purchase a machine bobbin from the tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course

What you can do next

We run a variety of accessories and specialist millinery courses, as well as other courses which might be of interest.