Make a Fascinator Hat with a Designer

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Duration - 3 hours 30 minutes

INR 8,126 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Are you a hat lover, and would you like to learn how to make your own fascinator hat? This one-day course will enable you to create a fabulous fascinator hat, and leave with the skills to carry on creating more. You'll use a fascinator base, sinamay straw, feathers, veiling and other embellishments to create a beautiful hat piece perfect for any special occasion. You can also choose any colour to match your hat with your outfit. You will start with a short introduction to hat making, different hat styles, trimmings, and materials and will then be guided through the process of making, learning how to manipulate sinamay straw, work with veiling, curl feathers and more.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a beautifully finished hat to take home that you made yourself.

Available options

11:00

INR 8,126
p.p. onwards

Itinerary

This one-day course will enable you to create your own fabulous fascinator hat, and leave with the skills to carry on creating more. You’ll learn how to make a fascinator base, manipulate sinamay straw, use wire, work with veiling, and learn traditional millinery stitches.

We will meet in my cozy studio in South London. We'll start with a short introduction to hat making, different hat styles, trimmings, and materials.

Then you will learn how to make the base of a hat using a traditional hat block, and how to wire and trim the edges. Then you will learn different techniques of trimming and decorating, including sinamay straw rolling, veiling, steaming and much more.

By the end of the session you will gain invaluable millinery skills and you'll leave with a beautiful finished hat that you made yourself. All materials are included, so there's no need to bring anything. The workshop will last up to 4 hours.


Stop At:

• Visit UK London, London N22 6DJ England

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Inclusions

  • Coffee and/or Tea - Coffee, Tea and snacks are provided
  • All materials are included

Departure time

11:00 AM


Departure point

Bermondsey Childrens District, 23 Harper Rd, London SE1 6AW, UK


Recent reviews

Gail_R   13th September 2022

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I booked this activity as part of a "grandmother/granddaughter" trip to London this summer. It was such a great bonding experience and we had so much fun creating our fascinators! Elena was knowledgeable, thorough and especially patient with me since I tend to ask a lot of questions! It is especially nice to be able to remember that day every time I see my fascinator! Thank you, Elena!

Cindi_N   9th June 2022

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Each step in the process was clearly explained and demonstrated. The material choices were expansive and the finished product was divine! I can’t wait to make another one when I get home!

TXRhondaH   14th September 2022

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I truly enjoyed this experience making a Fascinator. Elena was very patient and very clear in her instructions. She was also easy to talk with. I highly recommend this course!

janewyndham   8th March 2022

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We enjoyed trying on all of the hats and wore one each whilst making our fascinator. Elena was a patient teacher and we learnt a lot about the process including making our own fascinator. It was made special as we were making them for special events.

U5728DIdonnak   20th September 2019

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Two friends and I spent a wonderful 3.5 hours with Elena in her Fascinator Workshop and each of us ended up with a fabulous Fascinator. We can’t believe we made them - they look professional. We giggled and laughed through the whole process - such fun. Elena is a great teacher. Yes, making the edging is a bit tricky but wait until you see what steam can do to shape fabric. If we can do it, so can you. It was a highlight of our time in London.

shauntep2020   2nd January 2020

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My daughter and I made fascinator hats today with Elena. She was very informative and patient with us as beginning hat designers. She was extremely engaging and was a superior host with sharing with us scrumptious snacks and hot beverages and great relaxing music. She took time to explain each step carefully and to show us by example what to do. She also was very interested in getting to know us which made the experience even more enhanced. We loved our hats and still can't believe we made them. It was a great experience and we highly recommend.

Pathfinder583884   2nd September 2019

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When we arrived at the studio we found out that Elena was not told we were coming but she graciously rescheduled so that she could accommodate us that same day as we were leaving the next morning. She was a great teacher and my husband and I had an enjoyable experience making the Fascinator Hats with her. Elena was delightful and she really explained the process thoroughly with us. She was very patient and helped us through the whole process. She offered us tea and snacks. We would definitely highly recommend this workshop.