What you will do
5 hour workshop
In this workshop the participants learn how hats are made and formed. We will focus on using Sinamay - which is the most used material that summer hats are made from.
Participants will make their own fascinator base, shaping the sinamay around a head base, then wiring and trimming their base. Then we will make roses out of sinamay, learn to manipulate feathers, and attaching birdcage veils.
Sahar will provide all materials such as sinamay, feathers, net veiling, gems and all sorts of adornments. If you have something special eg a brooch or piece of fabric, please bring it along and see if we can incorporate into your hat! If you have an outfit in mind to match your hat with, feel free to bring it along.
This is a great first crash course in hat making for people who are curious in the art of millinery and those who would like to learn a new craft, as well as those who just want a new hat!
Limited Spaces. No experience necessary.
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Sahar Millinery
Sahar sees herself as a ‘bringer of beauty and creativity'. She enjoys helping people connect to their own beauty and their own creativity, and thus have them in turn contribute to the beauty and creativity in the world. This could be through hats, through teaching a workshop, or through uncovering people’s talents and uniqueness.
Primarily a milliner, Sahar has two millinery brands; 'UglyLovely' and 'Sahar Millinery'. 'UglyLovely' aims to create some of the most unique hats in London. Sahar hand-crafts each hat to create original and unique pieces designed to flatter the wearer.
Both brands use traditional millinery techniques. While Sahar Millinery brings about timeless ‘vintage style’ elegance, UglyLovely focuses more on the macabre. Described as ‘sinister but beautiful’; UglyLovely is about the wonder and awe in the beauty of the strangest things, and a celebration of death. Here we see more sculptured pieces adorned with real butterflies, rusted keys and bird claws.
Sahar discovered her love for beauty in the unconventional following her degree in Costume Design at Edinburgh College of Art. There, inspiration would come from varied sources; from great fashion designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, to microscopic images of insects. After graduating, she then specialised in millinery and set up her millinery labels in London. Her style reflects her varied Persian and English background, her love for British hats, as well as her exposure to the underground art world which surrounds her in London.
Bring an apron or wear clothes you don't mind if they get messy, and a packed lunch. Teas and coffees will be provided.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.