When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Ian Bennett
  • Course Code C22FACI05A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Feathers are so versatile, they can be fluffy, angular, sharp or floating. This is the beginning of the feather journey, where you’ll be taught how feathers can easily make a hat into a spectacular statement piece.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Care for and clean feathers properly
  • Use dyes and equipment correctly and safely
  • Dye feathers in plain colours, grade and Ombré effects
  • Curl different feather types, and sewing onto a hat


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Mode of delivery: in-centre with social distancing Typical activities: studio-based teaching with students working at individual workstations, following tutor demonstrations and practical activities. Assessment methods: 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 i.e.: progression to an advanced- level course. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor, who will divide teaching time between practical demonstrations of technique and one-to-one advice as students work through a given task.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements. Although the course is more suitable for intermediate as there is some knowledge of sewing and millinery skills needed.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. As the course is only 3 weeks, each session will include vital information for mastering each stage of the process. This course may require some completion of activities outside of class time, but this would be no more than 2 hours each week Feathers can be expensive so buying the correct feathers for the right job will be essential. Please DO NOT BRING any found feathers to the course that have not been treated first.

    What you need

    For your first class, please do not bring any feathers, this will be a demonstration class. You will need a notebook and pen. The tutor will give contact details and addresses on where to purchase feathers. Basic sewing kit – needles, thread, UHU glue, scissors for fabric and paper, thimble, dressmaking pins, tape measure, pliers, an awl, millinery wire, pens & notebook Feathers to dye.

    What you can do next

    Progress on to other millinery courses at Morley such as: Feathers, Flowers, wings and mounts trimmings master class, Special Occasion Hats for Royal Ascot. Skills taught on this course are also useful to applicants to the Level 2 and HNC millinery courses.