3.5 hour workshop
Are you a hat lover, and would you like to learn how to make your own hat? This one-day course will enable you to create your own fabulous fascinator hat and leave with the skills to carry on creating more. You’ll learn how to make a fascinator base, manipulate sinamay straw, use wire, work with veiling and learn traditional millinery stitches.
The class will take place in Elena's cozy studio in South London. The class will begin with a short introduction to hat making, different hat styles, trimmings, and materials. Then you will learn how to make the base of a hat using a traditional hat block, and how to wire and trim the edges. This will be followed with a short tea or coffee break.
This class will resume with learning the different techniques of trimming and decorating, including sinamay straw rolling, veiling, embellishment, and much more.
By the end of the session you will gain invaluable millinery skills and you'll leave with a beautiful finished hat that you made yourself. All materials are included, so there's no need to bring anything. The workshop will last about four hours.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
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About your host, Elena Shvab Millinery
Elena Shvab is a London-based milliner and textile designer. After graduating with a BA Textile Design at the University of Arts London, she pursued the internationally renowned HNC in Millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College. With apprenticeships at acclaimed milliners she honed her skills further, and eventually set her own label.
She creates two seasonal collections a year. Alongside these main collections, she offers a bespoke commissioning services for private clients around the world. Some of these works can be spotted at major events like the Royal Ascot and the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
All materials are included, no need to bring anything. Tea/coffee and snacks will be served during the workshop.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.