Two Day Workshop: Stand Out Summer Hats

30 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00
Fieldcrest, Thornton Common Road, Thornton Hough, Wirral, CH63 0LT

I don't know about you but I'm ready for the cold, dark, wet winter to end now. In recent weeks, we've seen the sunshine trying to make a return which has got me in the mood for summer.

Come along to Stand Out Summer Hats Workshop at Fieldcrest and learn how to make your own summer hat. The cost is £160 plus materials. All materials can be bought on the day.

This two-day workshop takes place on Wednesday 30th May between 10am and 4pm and Thursday 31st May between 10am and 4pm.

Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

You may also want to bring an apron.

Price: £160.00


Aims of the workshop.

Learn to:

Block a hat using traditional millinery techniques

Wire brim edge to hold the shape

Trim and decorate finished hat


Outline of Day One

Saturday 30th May 10am - 4pm

Welcome, coffee and introductions

An introduction to millinery fabrics and tools

Demonstration of blocking technique

Participants block their own hat

Start decoration


Outline of Day Two

Sunday 31st May 10am - 4pm

Wire hat brim if appropriate

Join crown and brim if appropriate

Add bias trim

Let your imagination run wild and trim/decorate your hat!



Outcomes of the Workshop

A unique hat reflecting the personality of its creator

Acquisition of some traditional millinery skills