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  • Flat Patterns

    Diana Cavagnaro has mastered how to make a Boater Hat without using blocks. Her detailed instruction on how to make a flat pattern for both the flat tip crown and the brim will enable you to construct a sturdy buckram frame for both crown and brim. Using selected fabric to cover this hat gives so...

  • Working With Buckram

    Learn to block and fabric cover a buckram dome crown to then complement a shaped buckram brim. Learn the technical skills of drafting a flat pattern for this sloped brim and then cover smoothly with fabric. Diana instructs you how to edge the brim with a variety of options and then how to complet...

  • Millinery Essentials Course

    14 videos

    Bring your ideas to life with 15+ hours of comprehensive millinery techniques to extend your repertoire and develop a range of creative styles. Learn something new or refresh your skills as you join Master Milliner Elaine Mergard with over 50 years of hat making experience. With over 100 techniqu...

  • Dolls & Bears Classic Hats

    2 videos

    Using traditional millinery techniques learn to make your own miniature hats for Dolls or Bears, with a perfect finish. Make an elegant garden party hat to frame the face using fabric to co-ordinate wth the outfit. To turn up one side, you will be taught how to do this without the need of a block...

  • French Flower Making Course

    5 videos

    Flowers are the true beauty of nature and a favoured trim on headwear. Through this set of lessons of French Flower Making techniques you will learn how to tool your stiffened silk to create your own beautiful lilies, blossoms, roses, poppies and more. Tuition to enable you to create nine unique ...

  • Tinting Millinery Course

    3 videos

    Colours are very important in our lives as they directly influence our emotions. Learn a variety of tinting techniques to add a fresh uniqueness to your millinery range. Unleash the creative artist within whether you are tinting millinery flowers, adding patterns to straw or transforming trims in...

  • Handcrafted Flowers Course

    5 videos

    Discover a unique range of flowers to add to your headpieces and hats. This course teaches you how to use a variety of straws and materials to make gorgeous flowers with range of techniques to complement your millinery style. Create 28 unique floral techniques that require no additional tools. Le...

  • Swiss Straw Course

    3 videos

    Master the skill of working with Swiss braids to create contemporary or vintage millinery styles including pillbox, cloche, Dior and Boater Hats. Throughout this Course Elaine shares all her tips and techniques to help you shape these exquisite straws into headwear. The variety of texture and col...

  • Course Resources

    2 videos

    Recommended course specific materials and supporting documents.
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