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 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.



September -  4th - 10th "Millinery Retreat" 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. If you would like to focus on a personal project during this time that would also be possible. France

September 20th - 22nd "Millinery Masterclass" at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa in The Cotswolds - £575 includes lunch  

During this 3 Day Masterclass Tracy will share a new series of Millinery Techniques suitable for Advanced students.