The Course

The meaning of the word “Millinery” comes from French language and it means fashion lover. The major talent of a hatmaker is creating new trends, realizing accessories that range from simple headgear to real artistic creations, which complete the look of the customer. The program is essentially practical and it consists in workshops that aim to teach an ancient craft, made of tradition and innovation. The course focuses on the study of patterns and on the realization of various types of hats and accessories (headbands, facial tissues and combs for brides) identifying the right materials and the correct measurements. Once the basic tools are acquired, the student will proceed studying decoration techniques, such as making fabric flowers, dyeing and embroidery applications on the framework. The study of materials and technical terminologies are also provided to the student.

  • Millinery course presentation, the history and various trends over the decades in fashion and costumes
  • The necessary tools used in millinery
  • Head measurement technique
  • Shaping of the felt technique
  • Choice of the forms to be realize on a mold
  • Finishing techniques with decorative elements of the hat
  • Study of the various techniques processing for the realization of decorative elements.

Total hours: 90
Realization from 3 to 7 hats (depending on the student’s abilities)
Lesson duration: 3 hours
Course fee € 1700
Registration fee €500
The cost of the course includes VAT and text book
Frequency examples:
Duration: 2 months – Weekly lessons: 4

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