JOANNE EDWARDS MILLINERY WORKSHOPS
WINTER FELT COCKTAIL HAT (2 DAYS)
Dates:Saturday 25th November & Sunday 26th November 2017
Saturday 20th January & Sunday 21st January 2018 Time: 10-5pm
Location: Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, Riverside Rd. SW17 0BB
About This Workshop
In this two-day beginner’s workshop, you will learn how to create a stunning winter felt cocktail hat by
hand using traditional millinery techniques. Perfect to compliment a a special outfit outfit
during a winter weddings & races or a special event – and sure to impress.
Course tutor Joanne Edwards, will show you how to stiffen your felt then block the shape with pins and
steam - stretching your millinery material correctly over a wooden shape to create it's base.
You’ll also learn how to wire your hat to ensure it holds its shape, how to curve a petersham
ribbon and invisibly stitch this into your hat. Joanne will also show you how to expertly insert an elastic
and attach a comb.
On Day Two you will move onto learning about the processes which may be used to trim and decorate your
You will be introduced to techniques including shaping and curling feathers and quills, creating felt flowers,
twists and leaves and adding veiling sprays. You will then be ready to wear your new felt cocktail hat –
bespoke and hand-made by you!
You’ll leave with:
- A supplier list for your material needs after the course
- Your finished cocktail hat
Only 4 places available.
Tea, coffee, fruit & biscuits will be available. We will break for a 45minute lunch at 1pm.
A local Tesco and a cafe/restaurant are just a few minutes walk away, however please feel free to bring your own lunch.
All materials are provided. Please just bring a notebook and pencil/pen.
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. If you wish bring ideas along (things you love!) we can discuss how they may have been
created. Keep practicing and photographing your work as you ‘create’ and continue to be inspired!
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.
We understand that plans sometimes plans 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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''She teaches with a lot of patience and takes into account the abilities of the student''
Netta Gabor, November 2016.
''thank you so much for your encouraging and hands-on tuition''
Summer-Rayne Hallowes, September 2017.