Make your own felt hat with a milliner

  • Create your own traditional felt hat and bring it back with you

  • Duration icon5h
    Participants icon1 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Make your own felt hat with a milliner

  • Create your own traditional felt hat and bring it back with you

  • Duration icon5h
    Participants icon1 - 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

    A ‘Percher Hat’ is a delightful hat which is small enough to simply ‘perch’ on the edge of the head. This is the typical style of hat which you’ll find in the Sahar Millinery collections. Often, percher hats look quite vintage - akin to the pillbox hats of the 50s or structured beret hats of the 40s. However, depending on how you trim / style your hat - it could also look completely contemporary.

    There is a variety of blocks (ie shapes) available (pillbox, button, beret etc). If you like the idea of doing the felt class, but would rather block a ‘full’ hat, there is also the option of making a cloche (ie 1920s shape) or trilby hat.

    As you book, Sahar will ask you what shape you’d like to make as the blocks are available on a first come first served basis (typically one hat shape per person). She will also provide you with a colour chart so you can order the felt colour you’d like to use.

    At the end of the class, each participant will have one new hat to take away with them, and gained an insight into the world of millinery - it’s materials, techniques, and how trimmings can drastically alter the look and feel of a hat.

    This class is suitable for all levels. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful but not essential.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    teas, coffees, biscuits
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Lunch, pick ups, travel
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • Meeting iconWhere you'll meet

    41 Whitcomb Street, London, UK

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