Fully Feathered Live Lesson
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. Lesson available to review until June 10.
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
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
• Creating Ruffle Trims • Petaled Flowers • Autumn Flowers • Frangipani Designs
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 ...