Saturday 17th March 2018 10-5pm
Saturday 14th April 2018 10-5pm
Tuesday 10th April 6-9pm & 17th April 2018 6-9pm


: 10 – 5.00pm or 6-9pm *All courses are of 6 hour duration



4 places available per workshop


: Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, Riverside Rd. SW17 0BB

About This Workshop

Have you ever wanted to create your own headpiece for an upcoming wedding or day at the races? In
this beginners/improvers one-day workshop, course tutor Joanne Edwards will show you how to
create your very own couture fascinator.

You’ll learn how to create a fascinator base on a comb or hairband and be introduced to traditional
millinery stitches which will enable you to carry on creating at home. You will also explore different
methods and materials to trim and decorate your work - from learning how to make sculptural
sinamay twists and use fanciful feathers, to adding instant glamour with veiling.

***The image shown is an indication of the type of hat you will create, however please note it will vary in design.

You’ll leave with:

  • A supplier list for your material needs after the course (such as where you can purchase tools)
  • Your finished fascinator

Additional Information

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided. We will break for a 45minute lunch at 1pm.

A local shop and cafe/restaurant are just a few minutes walk away, however please feel free to bring your own lunch.

All materials are provided, please bring a notebook/pen if you wish to take notes and a small box to take away your work.

Basic hand sewing skills are required

During the course feel free to take lots of photos and videos, and keep an open mind as to what you
can create on the day. Keep practising and photographing your work as you ‘create’ and continue to be

About Joanne

Professional milliner Joanne Edwards worked within the fashion industry for ten years, designing
womenswear and bridal dresses before starting up her own range of headwear and accessories in 2012.
She studied under innovative milliner Noel Stewart, before working for couture milliner Edwina Ibbotson
and fashion milliner to the celebrities Piers Atkinson. Joanne creates hand crafted bespoke hats and
accessories for private clients and special events, such as Royal Ascot. She collaborates on fashion and
headwear projects, for brands including Vidal Sassoon and is a short course tutor at Central Saint Martins.

Refund Policy

We understand that plans sometimes change. If you can no longer make it to a workshop or private tuition, then email us at least 7 days before the scheduled start date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the workshop or private tuition.

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''...a treat to have such attentive and intensive tuition. I am inspired to create more'' 
Kate Thomas, September 2016.

''There was a professional and friendly atmosphere throughout the course which allowed each of us to improve our skills and to enjoy craftsmanship...''
Veronie Willemars, September 2017.