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Headpieces for Special Occasions – Saturday Workshop

Create your own unique show-stopping headpiece in a day. During this 1 day taster workshop you will be introduced to a range of different millinery techniques that will allow you to design and make a unique headpiece creation of your own.

Course overview

Spring Term: Saturday 6 March 2021


09.00-09.30 Welcome session with tea/coffee
09.30-12.30 Morning Class
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-16.30 Afternoon Class

Chloe Scrivener


Course details

You will learn through demonstrations and be shown how to use specialist millinery wires to make a structure from which to build your design on. You will embellish your headpiece with a range of fabrics and accessories before applying any essential finishing touches.

This dynamic and enjoyable course is suitable for both beginners and those who have a basic understanding of design and or sewing and who wish to develop their own ideas from 2D to 3D.

Includes morning coffee/tea and a complimentary lunch.

  • A guided session on working with Specialist Millinery materials and a range of different Millinery techniques to create a unique Headpiece
  • Learning how to make a wire structure using specialist Millinery wire/s
  • Learning how to make and design a headpiece, including proportions and sizing

Find out more by clicking the profile below.

Photograph of Chloe Scrivener

Chloe Scrivener

Chloe started as a Milliner in 1996 with The Queen’s former Milliner, Philip Somerville.

The course aims to:

  • Provide you with an understanding of designing and creating a unique headpiece
  • Provide a technical understanding of sewing skills required
  • Develop an appreciation of making a headpiece
  • Develop your appreciation of making a headpiece

Tutorials and appraisal will offer you essential guidance and measure overall performance and understanding.

No previous knowledge or experience is required, only a passion to learn and develop within the subject. Basic sewing skills will be helpful but not essential.

An apron, a thimble that fits your middle finger (ideally), and pen and paper. Any images of inspiration. Any materials that you would like help / guidance with using.

All additional course materials provided as part of the course fee.