Millinery Workshops

Millinery Workshops

Felt Textile Workshops

Felt Textile Workshops

Workshops in France

Workshops in France

Some of the Millinery skills taught
  • Design         

  • Free Form Sinamay Techniques​

  • Feathers

  • Fur Felt hats

  • Parasisal Straw Techniques

  • Fascinators

  • Cocktail hats

  • Flower Making

  • Sculpting with straw

  • Sewing techniques

  • Buntal Jinsin techniques

  • Polystyrene Blockmaking

  • During the workshop you will learn the skills to create couture hats of your choice.


  • You will be guided through the process and given practical tips.


  • Millinery equipment and materials will be available on the workshop to purchase. 


  • Please use the enquiry form on the contact page to check availabilty for the workshops. Please specify suitable date options and any questions you may have.

  • Maximum group size 5 people (with Tracy Chaplin only) to ensure time for personal tuition.

  • Payments made for the workshops are non refundable. However I will do my best able to fill your place and refund your money, with a small administration fee.


 Students Hat Designs


Free Form Parasisal
Free Form Parasisal

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Free form Sinamay
Free form Sinamay

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Sculpting in Parisisal Straw
Sculpting in Parisisal Straw

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Free Form Parasisal
Free Form Parasisal

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Some of the lovely designs created by my students on the millinery workshops.

Private Tuition


The daily rate for private tuition in France is £350 which includes foundation materials, accommodation and all meals.

Workshop Schedule 2020

5 Day Millinery Masterclass / France     
All inclusive price - £1,475
  • Welcome evening drinks and dinner the evening prior to the workshop.


  • Foundation materials and Sinamay included.


  •  All meals including wine (except one evening out)

  •  6 Nights Accommodation / Double bed /

       ensuite shower

  • Swimming pool 


The 5 day workshops will run from Monday to Friday from 10am - 5.30pm. Welcome evening drinks and dinner on Sunday evening from 6.30pm.There will be a break for lunch each day.


Workshops : I can also organise workshops for groups of 3-6 people by arrangement.


Flights and pick up from the Airport are not included in the Course price.


Pick up from Toulouse Blagnac airport can be organised. 


I will be happy to help you with any organisational needs on request.



Please note that the workshops listed below will not take place this year due to the on-going Covid situation. They will be rescheduled when the situation becomes clearer. If you would like to be notified of the new dates when they are announced, please let us know.

April -16th - 17th - Freeform Sculpting in Parasisal" with Tracy Chaplin -London Hatweek - London - £395 including materials


April - 21st - 22nd - 2 Day "Wirework Masterclass" with Eugene Van Oirschot - London Hatweek - London - £385


May 18th - 22nd "Freeform Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" with Tracy Chaplin - France

June - 22nd - 26th "Freeform Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" with Tracy Chaplin - France

September -  7th - 11th "Freeform Techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" France

September - 22nd - 24th "Millinery Masterclass" at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa in The Cotswolds - £575 includes lunch  

October - 8th - October 9th London Hatweek - "Freeform Parasisal Techniques" with Tracy Chaplin - London 

October - 19th - 23rd - "Freeform Sculpting in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw" with Tracy Chaplin - France

November - 2nd - 6th - "Millinery Masterclass" with Tracy Chaplin - New Orleans, US

November - 10th - 13th - "Millinery Masterclass" with Tracy Chaplin - Mckinney, Texas, US


November - 21st - 23rd - "Parasisal Sculpting" with Tracy Chaplin - East Village Hats, New York, US

December - 4th - December 6th "Freeform Sinamay Techniques" - Artipistilos, Spain near Madrid.

December - 10th - December 11th "Wirework Masterclass" with Eugenie Van Oirschot - London - £385 including materials