MILLINERY - Hat Design Applied Learning

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This intensive millinery design course has been designed to cover all the key elements needed to learn the art and craft millinery. Students will learn the basic and advanced techniques for making fascinators and headpieces to blocking straw, sinamay, felt and fabric hats. It will also allow students to develop your understanding of design, proportion, balance, the application of colour and colour balance. Students will also learn about the range of fabrics available and how they can be applied to their design or concept.

Note: While some materials will be provided, students will be expected to supplement material as required during their studies.

What will I experience?

• Use of professional millinery techniques and specialist traditional equipment.

• A range of decorative techniques and methods of professionally making and fitting of hats.

• Knowledge of fitting the hat and choosing the correct hat shape.

• Materials in millinery and how to apply them to designs.

• The art of draping fabric as a hat or as a trim.

• Blocking felt, straw, sinamay and foundation fabrics ... the four key elements in millinery.

During the course students will make:

• A button or small sinamay beret hat.

• A crinoline creation.

• A parasisol straw hat.

• A hand molded felt hat.

• A blocked felt hat using a brim and crown block.

• A fabric hat using a buckram base fabric.

• A small independent hat block using buckram.

What opportunities might it lead to?

The course is ideal for someone who wants to start a new or compliment an existing business or for those who have an interest in millinery or those who want to take their basic knowledge a stage further.

Additional Information

Note: While some materials will be provided, students will be expected to supplement materials as required during their studies.

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Duration:
20 Weeks
Registration Closing Date:

15th September 2017

Course Commencement Date:


20 weeks Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 20 September 2017

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