Millinery Workshop Schedule 2016

Due to the success of our millinery workshop programme this past autumn, Beverley has decided to run another series of classes and workshops in the New Year.

The courses and classes are aimed at all skill levels, you don’t need to have any previous millinery experience, as long as you can thread a needle you will get along just fine! But Beverley will also cater for those who do have some previous knowledge.

I can’t think of a better Christmas present to buy someone crafty or fashion conscious and what a fabulous way to spend those long winter evenings!

To see how we got on and some testimonials from our previous classes, please follow this link:

If you book 2 or more of the classes or courses at the same time we are pleased to be able to offer you a 10% discount.*

All classes will be held at our Farnham town centre Studio, address and directions will be emailed along with your booking confirmation. We run with small classes to ensure that everyone gets the personal attention that they need.


We are pleased to offer the following workshops:

Flower Making

Sinamay Techniques and Trimmings

Fascinator Making Class

Winter Hat Making Course

Cocktail Hat Making Course

Please see below for more information on each class and booking terms

Email us on, call us on 01252715039 or pop in store or click the link below to book your place





Flower Making Course


Thursdays 6.30pm – 9.30pm

7th January and 14th January 2016

This 2 week course will teach you the art of making couture silk flowers, including the shaping of petals, hand dying and assembly

At the end of the course you will have made a really striking life like silk rose and bud.

Your flowers can then be used as a trimming or decoration. Why not also book a place on our Fascinator Making Class, Cocktail Hat Making Course or our Felt Winter Hat Making Course where your flower can be incorporated into a finished headpiece or hat.

Maximum 5 students per class

£120 Inc. VAT and Materials

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Sinamay Techniques Class   sinamay techniques small

Wednesday 7pm – 9pm

13th January 2016

In this introduction to Sinamay class will teach you the properties of the popular hat making material, Sinamay. You will be taught dying techniques, making Sinamay leaves and    Rouleau’s which can them be used as trimming for hats and fascinators. This class is great for beginners who want to explore the art of millinery.

This class can be incorporated with the Cocktail Hat Making Course or our Fascinator Making Course  

Maximum 6 students per class

£38 Inc. VAT and Materials




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Wednesday 6.30pm – 9.30pm

20th January – SOLD OUT

Due to popular demand, we have added a further date for this course on Wednesday 27th January

Back by popular demand, this fascinator making course is designed to be a fun evening creating fabulous fascinators, all materials and fascinator bases are included, so you can let

your imagination run wild, create something for the races, or a wedding, or just to explore the art of fascinator making, great for the beginner or the more intrepid crafter!

Want to get more creative and incorporate more millinery techniques into your fascinator why not join us on the Silk Flower Making Course or the Sinamay Trimmings Class

and use your makes on this class!

Maximum 6 students per class

£50 Inc. VAT and Materials


Make Your Own Cocktail Hat Course   cocktail hat small


Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm

Wed 3rd Feb, Tue 9th Feb, Wed 17th Feb

In this 3 week course you will learn the art of blocking a small button or beret shape, wiring and binding the button and trimming to create your own complete occasion headpiece    perfect for any wedding or Royal Ascot!

A great course for budding milliners to start on the process of making a piece from start to finish.

This course also if you choose would sit nicely alongside the Flower Making Course and the Sinamay Techniques Course, where you can create your own special technique    trimmings that can be used to decorate your cocktail hat.

Maximum 5 students per class

£165 Inc. VAT and Materials




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Thursdays 7pm – 9pm

21st January 28th January, 4th February and 18th February

Back by popular demand, and with a few changes for the better our 4 week winter hat making course now has an extra session included to give you more time to create your perfect wearable winter felt hat.

You will learn the art of millinery for beginners and intermediate through blocking felts, hand binding, wiring, fitting hats and creating trimmings out of felt.

If you want more dramatic trimmings why not also consider our Flower Making Class which will offer you the opportunity to make your own silk flower that can be used as a trim.

Maximum 5 students per class

£185 Inc. VAT and Materials

(NB: there is a break in the weeks and there is no class on Thursday 11th February.)


Things you need to bring to all classes:


Milliners’ needles size 7-9

Sharp embroidery scissors

Sharp dressmaking scissors

A pair of old scissors (for cutting straws)

Selections of threads (preferably Gutterman)



Tape measure

Wire cutters


Terms and Conditions of Booking:

  • Unfortunately courses will not be able to run if we have less than 3 students per class. In this case or if we need to cancel for any other reason you will be given a full refund.
  • Cancellations within 1 week of the course or class starting, unfortunately we will not be able to offer a refund unless we can fill your space (in this case you would be subject to a 25% cancellation fee)
  • Cancellation notice given over 1 week before the course or class starts this will be subject to a 25% cancellation and admin fee.
  • All materials required are included but any special requirements may incur and extra charge and extra materials not included can be purchased at the end of the course or class.
  • Hat boxes are not included but can be purchased at the ends of the courses/classes
  • *10% discount is only offered to the same person attending both classes and when the classes are booked at the same time.
  • All class and course structures, techniques and teaching methods are the intellectual property of Beverley Edmondson. These techniques, structures and teaching methods must not be copied or taught elsewhere without express permission or licensing from Beverley Edmondson.