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WORKSHOPS

Experience the wonder of hat making and embark on a journey into the world of traditional millinery, guided by milliner Rachael Clunie. 

Indulge in a day of creativity and camaraderie, choosing between personalized one-to-one sessions, one of our workshops for a group experience or as a corporate bonding day.

Immerse yourself in the artistry of this heritage craft, whether you're a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, you'll have the opportunity to learn and apply these timeless skills using a diverse range of mediums and materials as you explore your own design styles and adornments, all under the tutelage of our esteemed designer. 

Discover the joy of bringing your hat visions to life, from concept to completion, in an environment filled with inspiration and encouragement. Join us for a memorable day of learning, laughter, and the satisfaction of crafting your very own masterpiece.

A minimum of 5 students are required for each workshop. Group bookings are welcome with maximum 10 students per workshop. Larger groups or corporate bookings please email for prices and availability.

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Artisan Felt Fedora Workshop
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Explore your creativity with our Artisan Fedora & Trilby Workshop. Learn traditional millinery skills to create your own stunning felt fedora or trilby. Learning her design techniques and working with different mediums including paint, feathers, beads & fabric. During the workshop you will practice traditional millinery skills including developing design ideas, preparing your hat, learning shaping techniques and bringing it all together to bring your design to life to create your own one-off hat under the tutelage of Rachael. All materials are included in our workshops.

Level:
Suitable for beginners & intermediate. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful but not necessary.
Price:
2 day workshop - £270pp 

1 day workshop - £135pp 

Location:
Brighton 

Fascinator Workshop

Dive into the art of millinery with our one-day Sinamay Fascinator Workshop. In this hands-on class, you will learn essential techniques used in millinery such as blocking, wiring. You will be guided by Rachael in the art of trimming using a range of design tips, ideas and trims to create your very own stunning fascinator. Through the day you will work with an array of millinery trims such as feathers, flowers, and veiling, as you will watch your design come to life . By the end of the workshop each student will  leave with a beautifully crafted fascinator and the skills to make many more. 

Level:
Suitable for beginners & intermediate. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful but not necessary.
Price:  £135pp 

Location:  Brighton 

Burlesque Mini Top Hats
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Unleash your creativity and step into the glamorous world of burlesque with our 1 day  Burlesque Mini Top Hat Workshop.

This engaging workshop is perfect for all skill levels, whether you're a complete beginner or looking to enhance your costume-making repertoire. Under the guidance of Rachael, you will learn how to design and craft your very own mini top hat, a quintessential accessory in burlesque fashion, using traditional millinery techniques, such as blocking, shaping and wiring. Exploring a variety of materials and embellishments such as feathers, lace, veiling, rhinestones and ribbon you will  bring your unique vision to life. By the end of the session, you'll not only have a fabulous mini top hat to take home but also a deeper appreciation for the art of burlesque costuming. Join us for a day of creativity, fun, and a touch of vintage glamour!

Level:
Suitable for beginners & intermediate. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful but not necessary.
Price:  £135pp 

Location:  Brighton 

ReHash The Trash Headpiece Workshop

Join us for our signature Rehash The Trash Fascinator Workshop and embark on a creative design journey like no other. In this unique and eco-friendly workshop, you'll transform everyday items from your recycling bin into a striking sculptural headpiece. Guided by our expert instructors, you'll learn innovative techniques to repurpose materials into a conversation-starting fascinator that showcases your creativity and sustainability. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a complete beginner, this workshop promises an unforgettable experience and a one-of-a-kind accessory to proudly wear. 

Level:
Suitable for beginners & intermediate. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful but not necessary.
Price:  £95pp 

Location:  Brighton 

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