When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Vesna Pesic
  • Course Code W24FASC08D
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Using a variety of blocks, materials and finishes learn professional techniques to bring your own ideas into reality! From vintage to fashionable hats made from fabric on a buckram base, this course will encourage you to develop your own style while learning a wide variety of different techniques on how to work with buckram to create that perfect base to enable you to use fabric as a ht making material and open up a whole new world of possibilities to you. As negotiated with your tutor pursue your own project work you will be encouraged to research and develop your design skills alongside your technical abilities. Returning students may continue with their own projects.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • block and wire hats
  • use appropriate methods of construction
  • develop and use trims using appropriate methods and materials
  • apply a good finish to hats

Class format and activities

Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate. You will receive feedback throughout your course to help you develop your skills. For you to be able to achieve on this practical class punctuality and attendance are key. Please inform your tutor of any absences. Microsoft Teams will be used for general class specific communication and for posting additional information. Health and safety inductions are planned into your course delivery, and you are asked not to use any machinery or specialist equipment until you have received specific training. Morley provides a positive and friendly atmosphere and to support this all students should be considerate and kind and work in a collegiate and collaborative way and to not monopolise the tutor.

Entry requirements

This is an intermediate course. Make sure that you have the skills required to join by successfully completing some of our beginner’s courses in a related field or be able to show an equivalent competence in the subject area.

What you need to know before you enrol

Activities in class can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential.

What you need

You will need a basic millinery kit which will be discussed in the first class. You must provide your own buckram, fabrics, trimmings, haberdashery, millinery wire etc. Buckram, millinery wire, tarlatan and domette are available to be purchased in college as well. 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

Ready for more? So are we! Try our Contemporary Millinery course next to continue building on your skills or explore some of the other Millinery courses. Continue your journey with us in a variety of engaging courses on offer all the way up to a full BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk today for more inspiration and information!