cocktail hats

1 day taster workshop

date: Saturday tbc

time: 10am – 6pm

price: £135 pp inc. materials

level: beginner

The perfect class for those wishing to dip their toe into the millinery water. Learn the essentials for making a small percher hat, perfect for weddings,parties, attending the races or anywhere you like. Sophie will show you how to cover a pre prepared buckram hat base in luxury fabric, and demonstrate how to trim with feathers, hand shaped silk ribbons and veiling using traditional couture techniques. Choose from a range of sumptuous silks, satins, feathers and veiling to create your own design using the methods shown.
With expert tips and advice on how to wear your hat.
Hand sewing experience is useful but not essential.

By the end of the workshop you will have acquired
*Knowledge of essential couture millinery techniques and a new set of skills
*Your own unique cocktail hat
*A list of where to shop for future millinery materials
*Instructions on how to recreate what you have learned at home

What to bring
We supply materials and all basic sewing equipment for this workshop, but please bring your own if you prefer. Please also bring an outfit if you would like to create something to match it and we will do our best to match the colours.

We will be using
Fabric scissors
Tailors chalk

Sophie offers a range of workshops for those wishing to explore the world of millinery. Whether as a beginner, to extend your existing knowledge or just to try something new, our workshops cater for all levels.

With her years of experience as a couture milliner, designer and millinery tutor, Sophie loves to share her knowledge and passion for this exquisite craft. Each class involves in-depth demonstrations, one to one tuition, expert tips accompanied by carefully prepared instructions to take home and practice what you have learned.

Sophie is happy to offer design advice, guiding your creativity into exciting new territory. From helping create something to match your personal style, to simply matching your hat to a special
outfit, we encourage you to develop your unique design identity.

All classes are kept to just 2-3 pupils, so each individual is guaranteed full attention in a relaxed and fun atmosphere with complimentary tea, coffee and refreshments on hand.

Workshops run on weekends 10am-5pm with 1 hour lunch break at 1pm unless otherwise stated.

Workshops are run at Sophie’s Putney studio, London Sw15, where Sophie creates her own pieces. We are in a residential area with Putney Bridge, East Putney and Putney rail station all approximately 10 minutes walk from the studio.
There are lots of facilities on Putney high street around five minutes walk away, with a Sainsbury’s garage and numerous cafes close by which come in handy at lunch time.

Bookings and payment
Bookings will be taken up until 10 days prior to the start of the workshop. Payment will be due upon booking with a 50% deposit included in the price. Please get in touch to enquire about availability and to book a place.

Cancellations made more than two weeks prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. After this date the 50% deposit is non refundable.
In the unlikely event we need to cancel a course, we will notify you as soon as possible. We will do our best to rearrange the class at a time convenient for you, otherwise a full refund will be given.

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