Hat-making Classes

Over the course of the year I host hat-making classes so you can learn a new skill and leave with a finished hat. Each class focuses on particular styles, materials and techniques. I will show you examples of the selected styles, offer support as you make choices to personalise your design, and walk you step-by-step through the process of making.

  • On the one-day class you will focus on a particular style and leave with a fully completed hat, finished to a high standard.
  • The three-day millinery schools in Spring, Summer and Autumn offer a more in-depth experience, where you will have time to experiment more and create more than one model over the three days.

Basic hand-sewing skills are the minimum requirement to attend one of these classes.

Class sizes are limited to small numbers, to ensure a good teacher/student ratio.

The 2018 programme of classes has been almost completed, and I have begun adding new classes for 2019, more will follow. All classes are held at Hat in the Cat, 2 Main Street, Perth, and run from 10am-4pm on the days indicated. For fuller descriptions of 2018 classes view or download our PDF classes leaflet.

To make a booking, please use the link to this Booking Form (opens in new tab or window). Please contact Jeanette on 01738 624213 or info@hatinthecat.co.uk if you have any questions.

 

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Everyday Winter Hats

Saturday 3 November £65         FULL

Make an everyday hat for those cold winter days. You can choose a 1920s cloche, a fitted luxury fur hat, or a duckbilled cap with an industrially formed peak – a stylish variation on the traditional man’s flat cap.

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Spring Millinery

Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 April 2019 (2 days) £195 PLACES AVAILABLE

A comprehensive introduction to traditional millinery tools and techniques with a contemporary approach to design. You’ll make a hat from buckram, and a cocktail hat from sinamay to your own design.

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Summer Millinery

Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June 2019 (3 days) £295 PLACES AVAILABLE

A comprehensive introduction to traditional millinery tools and techniques, but with a contemporary approach to design. You’ll sample a range of media, including sinamay, felt and buckram, and make and trim two hats of your own design.

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Autumn Millinery

Friday 18 to Saturday 19 October 2019 (2 days) £195  PLACES AVAILABLE

A comprehensive introduction to traditional millinery tools and techniques, but with a contemporary approach to design. You’ll use flat patterns to construct pillbox, cloche, bakerboy or wide-brimmed hats. Perfect for cold, wintry days!

Textile masterclasses at Big Cat Textiles

At the larger Big Cat Textiles based in Newburgh Fife we offer a comprehensive program of textile masterclasses taught by the world’s best textiles artists. You can find the Big Cat masterclass schedule here.