Beverley runs workshops and courses in traditional millinery techniques, including felt hats, flower making, French beaded flowers, wedding and ascot hats, Sinamay techniques and fascinator making. If you are interested in learning a new craft, please email us to express your interest, and we will keep you informed.
All classes are held at our Farnham town centre studio, however teaching at other locations or colleges can be discussed.
The classes can also make fantastic gifts for creative loved ones!
Don’t just take out word for it!
‘I signed up to a course of 1-2-1 sessions with Beverley as a taster to Millinery. Her enthusiasm is infectious; I am now hooked. Beverley is a master of her trade and a first-rate teacher. Whilst she had a set course syllabus in mind she was incredibly flexible, allowing me the space to inject my own creativity. She is extremely patient and constantly imparts her knowledge during your time with her. The sessions were busy, crammed full of information and new skills, but above all else fantastic fun. Beverley has a teaching style that instantly puts you at ease, she felt more like a good friend and is totally devoted to ensuring you get the maximum out of each class. She is incredibly generous with her time and the level of information she shares with you. As well as the actual technique of Millinery I learnt so much about Millinery in the commercial world. I thought I would come away with some basic skills I could build on. I did not expect to learn as much as I did or create two hats (which friends and family could not believe I actually made!). I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a course with Beverley whatever your level and skill set.’ Dawn Collins – November 2016
Current Millinery Workshops
Below is a list of the following workshops Beverley currently has on offer in the south east of England.
£265 per day 10am -5pm (with 1/2 hour lunch break) or the day can be split over 2 evenings!
£140 per half day (3.5hours starting at either 9.30am, 10am ,1pm, 1.30pm, 6pm or 6.30pm)
Why not bring a friend with you for only £55 extra for a full day, £40 extra for a half day
2 friends for £110 extra for a full day or £80 extra for a half day
or 3 friends for just £145 extra for a full day or £115 extra for a half day!
Unfortunately we can only accommodate bookings of 3 or more people in the evenings and on sundays due to space restrictions. Groups of 2 or less can be accommodated at any time to suit our diaries.
We do ask that the same millinery discipline is learnt by all participants in a class, so that teaching and timings can be coherent.
Perfect if you are starting out or wanting to make something specific.
You get Beverley all to yourself to develop millinery techniques in your chosen area.
From a beginner with no prior knowledge of millinery to developing existing skills further, we would love to teach you the varied art of traditional millinery!
Private 1-2-1 tuition can allow the teaching to be very specific to your needs, please get in touch if you wish to discuss exactly what you can learn in these session in more detail!
The price includes all materials, VAT and a special welcome pack for all new attendees. Days and times for sessions can be chosen at anytime to suit both parties diaries! including weekdays, evenings and Sundays.
Please call 01252715039 or email to book your hours now and book in your sessions!
What can you make in these sessions?
In reality, you can make whatever you like in these sessions, but for a rough guide of how long things will take here are some ideas:
1/2 day Tuition- This will be enough time to make a fascinator, learn how to block fabrics for a hat or cocktail hat base(but not finish hat base or trimming) and learn about how sinamay, straws or felt works as a fabric.
Full day Tuition -this will be enough time to complete a cocktail hat, small winter felt hat with simple trimmings or silk or French beaded flowers
1.5 days Tuition- This will be enough time to make a full hat from start to finish including trims (Will include some stitching homework between sessions to complete in 1.5 days tuition)
We recommend getting in contact to discuss what you wish to make in advance of your sessions so Beverley can best advise what will be possible within the timeframes and with your existing skill set and also to make sure we have the best materials/colours in stock ahead of your sessions.
If very specific materials or felts are required, please request with Beverley at least a week before you require the items in the sessions, or feel free to bring you own. We do hold a huge amount of materials at all times but specific material may not be available unless they have be requested prior to the sessions.
Hat blocks can be hired between sessions for £15 per week for small blocks and £20 per week for large blocks for anyone who has attended millinery classes with us. (subject to availability)
All previous attendees of out 1-2-1 private tuition days are entitled to a 10% discount on any further sessions booked with us at a later date.
We look forward to welcoming you to, or continuing your learning into the magical art of Millinery
Watch our millinery classes in action here!
Terms and conditions:
Hours must be taken within 6 months of paying for the sessions.
Once the sessions have been paid for they are non refundable but session days and times can be rescheduled with a minimum weeks notice as long as the sessions are all taken within 6 months from paying for the classes.
Due to Beverley’s busy schedule, any sessions that need to be rescheduled between 1 week and 24hours before a session may incur a 25% fee of the value of the session being changed.
Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice or no shows will forfeit the value of the session booked for that day.
If for any reason we need to change a session, we will inform you with as much notice as possible and reschedule for the first agreeable date for both parties.
All materials are provided for these classes within reason, excessive use of materials may incur an extra charge, you will be informed upon this if it becomes apparent that material costs will be higher than the allocated amount.
You are more than welcome to request any materials and colours for you work, but please give a minimum weeks notice before your session if you want something particular so we can ensure we have it in time for your session. If you do not request specific materials we will assume you will be happy to choose from the materials that we hold in stock.
You are more than welcome to bring your own hats for re-trimming or your own materials to the classes if you wish.
Due to occasional supply chain issues certain colours and materials may not always be available in which case we will let you know in advance where possible so you can choose an alternative.
We always have a large selection of materials in stock so sessions will still go ahead and can not be cancelled or refunded if certain materials are unavailable to get in time for the classes that have been booked, as all techniques will still be able to be taught using other colours e.t.c.
All our sessions are held at our Studio in , Farnham, at the rear of our retail premises. directions and on the day contact details will be forwarded to you on completion of booking sessions.
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