In this two-day beginners workshop, you will learn how to create a stunning winter felt cocktail hat by hand using traditional millinery techniques. Perfect to compliment a a special outfit during a winter wedding or race event – and sure to impress.
Course tutor Joanne Edwards, will show you how to stiffen your felt then block the shape with pins and steam - (stretching your millinery material correctly over a wooden shape to create it's base).
You’ll also learn how to wire your hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham
ribbon and invisibly stitch this into your hat. Joanne will also show you how to expertly insert an elastic and attach a comb.
On Day Two you will move onto learning trimming and decorating your hat. You will be introduced to techniques including shaping and curling feathers and quills, creating felt flowers, twists and leaves and adding veiling sprays. You will then be ready to wear your new felt cocktail hat – bespoke and hand-made by you!
This course is run by Joanne Edwards Millinery. Find out more and book here