Hat-making Classes

Once a month 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 program of classes is listed below. With the exception of Jane Smith’s 4 day class, all classes are held at Hat in the Cat, 2 Main Street, Perth, and run from 10am-4pm on the days indicated. For descriptions of these 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.

 

12 May (Saturday) Great Gatsby Flapper Headpiece £65

21-23 June (Friday-Sunday, 3 days) Summer Millinery School £295

25-28 June (Monday-Thursday, 4 days) Jane Smith: 19th century hat making inspired by film and theatre £395  (Please note: this masterclass takes place at Big Cat Textiles, Newburgh. For more information, visit the Big Cat Textiles site)

28 July (Saturday) Stitch Straw Headpiece £65

18 August (Saturday) 1940s and 1950s Hats £65

8 September (Saturday) Everyday Soft Hats £65

12-14 October (Friday-Sunday, 3 days) Autumn/Winter Millinery School £295

3 November (Saturday) Everyday Winter Hats £65

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.