Learn Millinery skills via our recreational classes. You will obtain practical skills and knowledge to construct a felt, straw and pattern cut hat.  You will also complete design and research units as well as folder work to support your garments.

During the course you will:

  • measure the head correctly
  • block, press and stiffen a variety of materials in the correct sequence
  • recognise the characteristics of a range of millinery materials and fabrics
  • use tools and equipment carefully and safely
  • make up head fitting wires, brim wires and head ribbons correctly
  • select hat styles to compliment a variety of face shapes (including the wearing of spectacles)
  • cut and adapt patterns for hats
  • interline hats, as appropriate
  • make up a variety of hats using a range of materials
  • finish hats correctly
  • understand Health and Safety requirements of specific chemicals and equipment used
  • understand the correct methods of storing hats
  • reduce and enlarge hats as required

Call IDC on 01527 584840 or Brenda (the Director) on 07966 497783

Please note, we no longer offer City & Guilds in Millinery