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Millinery Intensive Short Course

Course description

This two week intensive millinery course has been designed to cover all the key elements of 'Introduction to Millinery' and 'Millinery 2'. The course will introduce the technical skills needed for blocking and shaping straw and felt. It will also allow you to develop your understanding of design, proportion, balance and the application of colour: taking your basic millinery knowledge a stage further.

Course outcomes

Most students will produce 2 hats (1 felt, 1 straw) during the course, depending upon the speed with which you work.

Who should attend?

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

The course will include

  • An introduction to professional millinery techniques
  • How to use a range of specialist traditional equipment
  • Introduction to a range of decorative techniques and methods of professionally finishing hats
  • Measuring the head and fitting the hat
  • How to select from a wide range of woven and knitted fabrics, felts and straw and how to appropriately apply them to your designs
  • The selection and use of a variety of foundation materials
  • Introduction to the art of draping fabrics as either a trimming or for a whole hat
  • Techniques for blocking felt, straw and foundation materials thus enabling you to further develop your manipulation skills

Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Needles (millinery sizes, 6, 7 & 8 or a mixed pack of 3-9)
  • Thimble
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric and paper scissors
  • Polyester thread (black and white and any other colour to match the hat you are making)
  • Tailors chalk
  • Apron
  • Household pins (26 x 0.75mm), dressmaking pins (30 x 0.60mm)
  • Cling film
  • Pencil, pen, eraser, ruler and notebook
  • Sticky tape

Please allow at least £40 to purchase fabrics and trimmings for this course. Advice will be given on the selection and purchase of these items and participants will be encouraged to visit suppliers to make appropriate purchases before or after each class.


Meet the Tutor:

This two week intensive millinery course has been designed to cover all the key elements of 'Introduction to Millinery' and 'Millinery 2'. The course will introduce the technical skills needed for blocking and shaping straw and felt. It will also allow you to develop your understanding of design, proportion, balance and the application of colour: taking your basic millinery knowledge a stage further.

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