Exploring Headpieces

Exploring Headpieces

From simple designs to more elaborate creations, these lessons will guide you through the process of crafting your own unique headpieces for any occasion.

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Exploring Headpieces
  • Bridal Headpieces And Veiling

    Learn to add volume to style using a branching technique to create a shaped piece. Feature flat crystal flowers are taught together with how to add a simple base and add the comb. Complete your bead work with a Bird Cage or Bandeau Veil.

  • Headpieces And Fascinators

    Discover how to make fascinator and headpiece bases in different shapes using different components plus tips to trim and line your headpiece to give a quality finish. Learn design principles and how to use fabric to co-ordinate with your clients outfit.

    LESSON PLAN: Create a base in different...

  • Leather Millinery Course

    4 items

    Leather is a luxury product which adds class and quality to your millinery style and is suitable for year round fashion. In this course, led by experienced tutor Jane Stoddart, discover techniques and practical knowledge for blocking and sculpting leather, completed with leather trims.

  • Cocktail Hats

    Block foundation straw and cover a button shape with silk and other fabrics or use sinamay and sculpture with parisisal creating a different appeal.

    LESSON PLAN: Cocktail Foundation | Wire and cover | Trimming and Lining | Sculpturing

  • Custom Alice Bands Live Lesson

    7 items

    Create tailored Alice Headbands with tutor Sophie Allport, designed from the ground up. Discover how this versatile headwear can be shaped and adapted to fit any head contour, ensuring lasting comfort for your customers.
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  • Flower Dreams With Silk Abaca

    Create amazing large colourful flowers to adorn your millinery using your customised dyed and patterned silk abaca. Be inspired to venture into your unique flower creations.

    Lesson Plan: • Flower Petals • Shaping Petals • Flower Varieties • Support On Headwear

  • Dramatic Bows Live Lesson

    9 items

    Discover how to create striking statement bows that retain their sculpted form and demand attention. Join Sophie Allport in this inspiring demonstration as she unveils creative techniques for sensational headwear. Captivate your customers with stunning dimension and personality.

  • Pillboxes

    Using classic millinery techniques create pillboxes as a contemporary headpiece by adorning with intriguing trims and alluring veiling. Master how to cover your foundation using fabric perfectly.

    LESSON PLAN: Pillbox Foundation | Wire and cover | Create a pattern from the block | Attach trims ...

  • Fully Feathered Live Lesson

    6 items

    Learn how to create a stunning feather-covered headpiece with guidance from Carole Maher. Discover tips and techniques to layer and adhere feathers, plus how to incorporate feather brims and mounts for a dramatic statement piece.

  • Glamorous Lace Headpiece

    Brett Morley shares his skills to create a dramatic headpiece ready for the world stage. Learn how to use the quill in the design process and refine the binding of all components to execute a perfect finish.

    Lesson Plan: • Lace Petal Preparation • Create Your Own Headband • Curling Spine Perfect...

  • Origami Halos Live Lesson

    5 items

    Learn from Millinery Australia Hall of Fame Milliner, Louise Macdonald. Create a gorgeous woven piece to adorn this season's hats, headbands or halos. The technique is completed in both petersham and sinamay, inspiring adorable new millinery designs.

  • Silk Abaca Texture And Blossom

    Explore the vibrancy of the silk abaca colours as you venture into the sweeping ruffle trims and floral millinery designs. Each can be used as a complete headpiece or as a feature on your headwear.

    Lesson Modules:
    • Creating Ruffle Trims • Petaled Flowers • Autumn Flowers • Frangipani Designs

  • Swiss Straw Classic Styling

    Start with a cocktail hat where you learn to wire and line after stiffening. Your tutor explains in detail how to taper the braid to weave perfectly flat. Learn to make a picture hat brim, boater hat with low crown and a Dior brim completed with a buckram crown.

    LESSON PLAN: Cocktail hat On Bas...

  • Fascinator Hats

    Master milliner Diana Cavagnaro teaches you how to perfectly cover a simple buckram base which is then trimmed, lined and stabilised with elastic and comb to sit securely on the head. All the necessary hand stitching is explained to enable you to create the always popular fascinator for the races...

  • Lace & Crinoline Elegance

    Lace and crinoline are a perfect combination for this upturned brim hat. Clients who love to add height when wearing their headwear will enjoy the delicacy of this freeform pleated crinoline brim hat.

    Lesson Plan: • Design Upturned Crinoline Brim • Creating Lace Motifs • Adding Wire • Lace & Fea...