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If you are looking to further your existing millinery skills or to learn something specific, please get in touch to discuss booking Sophie for bespoke tuition, where classes will be tailored to your requirements. Sophie is sometimes able to travel within London to teach at your home, or arrange private tuition at her studio.

Popular skills to learn
Making brimmed hats
A range of edging and finishing techniques for brims in sinamay and felt
Customised wire alice bands and appropriate head fixings and structural supports
Innovative and couture felt techniques
Hand blocking and free form shaping felt, straw and sinamay
Fabric covered buckram hats, using blocking and flat pattern techniques
Leather blocking and trims
Draping techniques
Creating trims – feathers, flowers, bows, veiling etc
Handmade linings

Fees
£30 per hour (individual)
£20 per hour (two or more)
Discounts available for full day bookings
A small additional fee may be payable dependent on location and requirements

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