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.
There are no entry requirements. Although some millinery, sewing and blocking experience would be very advantageous.
Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. As the course is only 5 days, 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, up to an hour on some evenings maybe required for the next day. This weeklong class is to give students an insight into how bespoke hats are created with a formal occasion in mind. Looking at your silhouette, the outfit and the occasion, all these elements come together to create some beautiful headwear.
Basic sewing kit – needles, threads (matching + black & white thread), scissors for fabric and paper, thimble, dressmaking pins, tape measure, tailors chalk pencil, millinery wire, pliers, UHU glue
• Pencil, pens, notebook
• Straws- for a medium hat you would need a matching cone and Capeline
• Sinamay - for a medium Hat you would need approx. 3-4metres of Sinamay. For a large hat 4-6 metres of Sinamay
• 2metres of matching petersham ribbon No.5 (1” or 25mm width) and matching Thread.
• Trimming materials. Depending on the hats, could be petersham ribbon, spare dress fabric, feathers.
• Millinery wire
• Millinery chemical stiffener (or A clean dry jar with a label attached)
• ** Materials such as cotton covered millinery wire and chemical stiffener can be purchased from college. Please budget approx. £20-£30 to cover cost of material if you you’d like to purchase these from the college
Please see links below for suppliers https://www.petershams.com/ https://www.baxterhart.org/misc-millinery-supplies
Progress on to other millinery courses at Morley – Also skills taught on this course are useful to applicants to the Level 2, and HNC millinery courses.