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Millinery - make a head turning felt hat

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Millinery course north Wales

A stunning felt hat is the perfect accessory for any occasion - from an everyday addition to your winter wardrobe to a head-turning statement piece for a special occasion


Over this fun two days, Bobbi Heath from Chic Chapeau will share her extensive millinery experience. You will learn how to measure your head, to steam, mould and stiffen your felt over traditional wooden hat blocks. You will then learn stitching and edging techniques, and put the final feather in your cap by adding decorative accoutrements if you choose.

Before the course begins, you will be sent a colour chart from which to choose your perfect hue. With hat block styles suitable for both men and women, you will leave Wernog Wood with anything from a cloche hat to a fedora, or a pillbox to a bucket hat. 

Learn hat making skills

19 - 20 October 2024


N.B. course timings will be

10am-6pm on 19 October


9-5pm on 20 October

Learn how to make a felt hat


£285 - Tuition fees

plus £25 for materials 


Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price 

We also offer accommodation & evening meals

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This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with experience

Bobbi Heath - Chic Chapeau

Bobbi Heath from Chic Chapeau is a couture milliner who works her magic making bespoke headwear for all occasions.

Bobbi’s passion for hats began at the age of thirteen when she made a tartan jockey cap cut to the pattern of her brothers school cap. The only place she could wear it was going to church. How else could a young potential milliner be noticed? Now some years later than she cares to think about, Bobbi is designing and making hats for discerning clients from her dedicated studio in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside.


Bobbi holds City and Guilds accreditation, levels 2 and 3 along with the diploma in millinery. In the past she has worked with acclaimed milliners, Stephen Jones and Noel Stewart. Available from a variety of bookstores, Bobbi has now published 'Making Felt Hats: A Beginner's Guide to Creating 6 Stunning Styles for All Occasions'

Stories from our students
Learn how to make a felt hat
We ran this course in 2023 but didn't manage to extort any student reviews... but students had a blast and went home with a wide variety of colourful and very personal and quirky hats
Learn how to make a felt hat
Learn how to make a felt hat

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