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 is £350 which includes a light lunch. Tuition with accommodation and meals is £475 per day.  Foundation materials will be provided.


Workshop Schedule 2022

5 Day Millinery Masterclass / France     
All inclusive price - £1,550
  • 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.



Millinery Retreat

Where               Alan, France


Dates                September 4th - 10th / October 23rd - 29th


Description       The focus of the workshop will be my Freeform techniques in Sinamay and Parasisal Straw. You will be given

                          the opportunity to focus on two different techniques or work on a series of samples covering several

                          different techniques. You are also welcome to focus on a personal project during the workshop.


Price                  £1,550

Millinery Masterclass

Where                  Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa,Malmesbury, SN16 0RB, United Kingdom

Dates                   September 21 - September 23

Description          This three day Millinery Masterclass will focus on a new series of advanced Freeform Sinamay techniques     

                             developed especially for this unique workshop

Price                    £695