When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Ian Bennett
  • Course Code C21FACI11A

What you will learn

This course is designed for beginners and for students who have completed other level 1 millinery courses. It will introduce students to the foundations of millinery skills and the techniques used in making hats with sinamay. Sinamay is a flat woven material produced in the Phillipines which is commonly used in occasion millinery. Working in the well-equipped millinery studio, students will be introduced to specialist equipment used in millinery adhering to safe working practices both within the studio and home. You will learn about the properties of sinamay, how it is made, where it can be sourced, and how it can be transformed from raw material to finished hat.

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

  • Work with specialist equipment and materials adhering to health and Safety in the studio and home.
  • Choose how to, combine, prepare and use millinery blocks known as blocking techniques
  • Apply millinery wire to edge a sinamay hat along with stiffening techniques for sinamay
  • Develop different edging and trimming techniques for sinamay
  • Use traditional techniques for petersham ribbon – head ribbon, edging, trimming
  • Join a brim and crown onto 2-piece blocked felts

Cost

  • Full fee
    £490
  • Concession fee
    £370
  • Class format and activities

    Mode of delivery will be in centre with social distancing. Typical activities will take place in the format of direct teaching with tutor demonstrations, peer discussions, practical skill development and use of examples. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. i.e progression to another course. 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. 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. 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

    Suitable for beginners

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Students will have enough time to make at least one sinamay hat with both brim and crown, and are likely to have time to do even more. The size of hat determines how much sinamay will be needed (eg for a small hat approx 2m, for a medium hat 3-3.5m and for a large hat 2-5m). Please budget approximately £30-£70 per full hat depending on size and where the sinamay is sourced.

    What you need

    Students enrolled on this course will be contacted before the start of term with information about equipment and materials needed for the course. £20-£30 should be budgeted for a basic millinery sewing and tools kit for this course – this kit will last well beyond this one term, and will carry students through the year if they chose to enrol on other millinery courses. Further details on materials and equipment will be discussed on the first day of the course.

    What you can do next

    Progress on to other specialist millinery courses at Morley, currently planned for Autumn 21/22. Skills taught on this course are also useful to applicants to the Level 2, and HNC millinery courses.