When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Sarah Lomax
  • Course Code W22FASC17A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Working with veiling can appear daunting but with some millinery know how and a few simple techniques you can start to explore the many design possibilities it offers. On this comprehensive one-day course you will learn a variety of different techniques producing your own reference work of samples and notes to create and attach birdcage, blocked or draped veils. This course is intensive and ideal for those with hat making experience looking to expand their skill set.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free
  • Class format and activities

    This course will be delivered in-centre. The online platform Microsoft Teams will be used to support learning. Teaching will be in groups and on an individual one-to-one basis. The tutor will present examples and samples of work, demonstrate and discuss their construction. Handouts and other technical support will be provided where appropriate. 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 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 is an Intermediate/Advanced level course. Some experience of the subject is necessary. Basic hand sewing skills are essential. Students must be able to speak, read and write in English. Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Health & Safety information will be given to you at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You will be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow college procedures as advised. Excellent attendance and punctuality are important, for students to fully achieve the course outcomes. To get the most from this course some study/completion of activities outside of class time may be required. Using a steamer and cutting patterns and fabrics often involves standing at high tables. Please let your tutor know if this is difficult for you. Some chemicals used may be harmful to certain health conditions or in pregnancy. Please make sure to let your tutor know if this is the case and they will advise you as to necessary precautions. You will be using tools under the direction of the tutor. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear Building. There is wheelchair access via a stair-lift.

    What you need

    A small percher type hat or base to use for positioning and sewing veiling. A basic sewing kit to include: Hand sewing needles. Pins. Thimble. Sewing thread. Small jewellery type pliers/wire cutters. Sharp fabric scissors. Pencil and notebook/sketch pad. A small tube of Uhu glue. An apron to protect your clothes Veiling will be available to purchase for use during the course.

    What you can do next

    We run a variety of other millinery and accessories courses. Please consult the course guide or http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/departments/fashion for further details. Want to go further? Our Access to Fashion Diploma course can be the first step to making Fashion your new career. For more details: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/1296-access-to-fashion/1863