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fascinator hat workshop experience elena shvab millinery london

This one-day course will enable you to create your own fabulous fascinator hat, and leave with the skills to carry on creating more. You’ll learn how to mould a fascinator base on a hat block, manipulate sinamay straw, use wire, work with veiling, and learn traditional millinery stitches.

We will meet in my cozy studio in London. We'll start with a short introduction to hat making, different hat styles, trimmings, and materials. 

Then you will learn how to make the base of a hat using a traditional hat block, and how to wire and trim the edges. Then you will learn different techniques of trimming and decorating, including sinamay straw pleating, creaing bias strip, veiling, steaming, importance of bias and much more. 


By the end of the session you will gain invaluable millinery skills and you'll leave with a beautiful finished hat that you made yourself. All materials are included, so there's no need to bring anything. The workshop will last about 3 hours depending on progress.


You will receive a carrying bag for your fascinator hat. In case you wish to purchase a hat box for long journey transportation, it is available to buy in my studio. 

Fascinator Hat

  • Please contact if you have any questions about the course or inquire about date/time availability that suits you best 

    This course can be purchased as a Gift Voucher. Press here for more details.

    This workshop is available for private group hire in my studio or in your home. Contact direct to discuss the details.

    Please note cancellation policy: Full refund 14 days before start of the workshop. Afterwards, due to preparing materials for each individual student ahead of time, there are no refunds. If an emergency shall arise, I am more than happy to reschedule with you. 


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