Beverley runs workshops and courses for you to learn traditional millinery techniques, including felt hats, flower making, French beaded flowers, wedding and Ascot hats, Sinamay techniques and fascinator making.
All in person classes are held at our Farnham town centre studio , however teaching at other locations or colleges can be discussed.
Our 1-2-1 online tuition is all conducted via zoom and our pre recorded courses are sent out as computer files for you.
The classes can also make fantastic gifts for creative loved ones with our workshop gift vouchers.
Please note: We do not offer workshops from April through to End of July, due to our busy season.
Don’t just take out word for it!
‘I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic Monday, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I have taken so much from it. I can’t wait to start making some of my own creations’ -Paula
‘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
‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday, we really enjoyed every minute and to have an actual, wearable creation to take home was amazing!
I would really recommend this day to anyone interested in having a great day out with a friend.’ -Maggie
‘I just wanted to say very BIG THANK you for yesterday. I had a fabulous time (Never thought I would come away with a very wearable hat!!) It must be frustrating for you to watch fumbling fingers take an absolute age to do things that you can do in seconds, but you are fantastically patient. And a great teacher. Wish I could do more! But I guess I’d need to find a reason to wear more hats…… Anyway, thank you so much’ – Charlotte
To see previous students work please see our story highlights on our Instagram page www.instagram.com/beverleyedmondsonmillinery
Or some of our previous blog posts:
** New for 2022! **
1-2-1 millinery workshops online via zoom!
In Person Millinery Workshops
Workshops Beverley currently has on offer in the south east of England.
We book sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and the occasional Sunday daytime and any weekday evenings.
Please get in touch to discuss dates.
Workshop vouchers are valid for 6 months plus the 4 months where we don’t run classes if the voucher runs over this period.
The classic 1-2-1 Tuition
Full day or evening workshops
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 mid week to suit both parties diaries!
£305 per day 10am -5pm (with 1/2 hour lunch break) or the day can be split over 2 evenings.
£165 per evening (3 hours starting at 6pm or 6.30pm) or book 2 evening sessions at the same time for £305
Why not bring a friend with you for only £70 extra for a full day, £50 extra for an evening
2 friends for £135 extra for a full day or £95 extra for an evening
We do ask that the same millinery discipline is learnt by all participants in a class, so that teaching and timings can be coherent.
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:
Evening session- This will be enough time to make a feather 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 time frames and with your existing skill set and also to make sure we have the best materials/colours in stock ahead of your sessions.
These workshops are for budding milliners or creative people serious about gaining a good grounding in millinery.
The bundle will include 4x 1-2-1 day sessions which would need to be taken over a 4 month period.
This course has been designed to give you an introduction into all elements of millinery.
In this course you would cover:
Blocking in sinamay and straws
Blocking in Felt
Covering shapes with fabric
Trimming ideas and Balance
Fixtures and fittings
£1050 including all materials, welcome pack and unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits.
As always this course can be tailored to your requirements.
If you already have some millinery experience and are looking to further your skills this course can be tailored to include more advanced techniques, just get in touch to find out more.
If very specific materials are required, please request with Beverley at least a week before your session 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 in person millinery classes with us. (subject to availability)
All previous attendees of out 1-2-1 private tuition in person 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 1 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 in person 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.
Please note our online classes and tutorials do not include materials, although we can source for you on request.
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 in person sessions are held at our Studio in Farnham, at our Studio: The Oast House, 5 Mead Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DY. 01252715039
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