Fancy Hat Making Workshop

  • Join this fascinator making workshop and make a hat with birdcage veiling and feathers

  • Duration icon4h
    Participants icon2 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Fancy Hat Making Workshop

  • Join this fascinator making workshop and make a hat with birdcage veiling and feathers

  • Duration icon4h
    Participants icon2 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Offered in English
  • Meet your host, Sahar F
    Photo of Sahar F

    Hi there! I'm a milliner and I've been living in London practising my craft for about 10 years. You may be aware that Britain has quite a reputation for hats, so I'm looking forward to giving you a taste of that culture! I have two labels: Sahar Millinery and UglyLovely. I make hats for people going to events (yes, this included the Royal Wedding, and Ascot!), as well as for film and TV (yes, this included Downton Abbey!) My background is in costume design, and I love how a hat encapsulates a bit of costume, fashion, art, sculpture, all in one piece!

  • What you will see and do

    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.

    I 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.

    Bring an apron or wear clothes you don't mind if they get messy, and a packed lunch. Teas and coffees will be provided.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    All material, teas, coffees
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    lunch, travel, large feathers
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • 41 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DT, UK

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