Teaching Millinery at ‘Thread – A Festival of Textiles’ at The Farnham Maltings

Earlier this year we were approached by the Farnham Malting’s to see if we would be interested in teaching millinery at ‘Thread – A Festival of Textiles’

‘Thread is an eagerly anticipated opportunity to add to your fabric stash, source patterns and learn new techniques from some of the best tutors in the textile world. marketplace bustling with artisan fabrics, haberdashery, handcrafted textiles & enjoy meeting the artists who create them.’ Farnham Maltings

We of course jumped at the chance of being part of such a renowned textiles festival that just happens to be so local!

Sinamay Techniques

To make the most of the limited time available in just one 3 hour session, we decided to focus on getting to know one fabric really well and the uses it can have with different techniques rather than trying to make a finished piece. This would mean the students would get a really good overview and understanding of the material sinamay that they could then go home and expand upon and create into finished pieces.

The students were excellent and a pleasure to teach, we managed to get so many different elements from rolling sinamay leaves and ribbons, dying sinamay and making sinamay flowers completed

The feedback forms and testimonials from the students  all scored full marks at the end of the session and we thoroughly enjoyed teaching the class!

Thank you so much for a well informed class and very friendly‘ -Margaret

Beverley did a great job! thank you‘ -Natalie

If you would be interested in taking part in the other classes we have planned, you can find out all the information here:



course feedback

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course 1 c finished sinamy flowers making sinay flowers selection of completed millinery trim samples