3-3.5 hours depend on guest’s skill levels (or length to be tailored with clients needs) Location: Milliner travels to Client’s location
What you will achieve during this workshop:
1.Brief understanding how to create and style an unique fascinator/ hat that suits your style, either being a show stopper or wearing hats elegantly in occasions in social season such as major races like Royal Ascot, Derby day, Henley Royal Regatta, Polo matches, weddings and everyday life. 2.Finding best hat styles and shape fit you. 3.Learning some basic hat assembling process and skills with ready made hat bases and trimmings. 4. Result: finishing a lovely fascinator/small hat with veil and trimmings.
1. Introduction: Brief etiquette of wearing hats. How to stand out from the crowds with your hats. Practical knowledge of shapes and types of hat for different occasion, personality, face and body shapes etc. Duration: 10min 2. Presentation of some hats designs and trying on hats, find your shape. Duration: 10min 3. Demonstration some basic techniques. Duration: 10min 4. Choose hat base styles, arranging trimmings and veil etc to assemble your own hats. Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Workshop will provide:
1. 1 fascinator/small hat base per person. 2. Selection of trimmings: silk flowers, feathers, veil, crinoline, ribbons, combs, headbands, hat elastics, hat boxes etc. 3. Sewing and making tools and sundries, steamer and steam iron 4. Range of creative hat designs to try on.
Informations and requirements needed from clients:
1. The season the hats are for, spring summer or autumn winter to prepare materials. 2. The colours clients like to use, good to know so I can prepare the base and trimmings accordingly, for example pastel colours or bright or dark colours? Great to be specific if you want to match your outfit. Ideally 3-4 colour choices for one group of 4-6 guests. 3. Some basic hand sewing experience, but don’t worry if you never sew before, with my guidance and help you will be surprised how much you could achieve in very short time.
Price: £165 per guest 6 guests per class maximal including traveling expenses for the milliner to bring all hats, tools and materials (within London)
For Client’s own location:
1. Workshop requires a private room with hats display area, large table to work on, chairs, socket and extensions for laptop, full length or half length mirrors. (milliner can also bring half length dressing table mirrors) 2. I have projector for showing the pictures to guests in the introduction, if there is a white wall i can use to project on. or connect with the TV monitors. If not available, i can always show on laptop to small group of guests. 3. Milliner need around 1 hour to unpack and set up ready for the workshop. and the another 1 hour to pack up.