Millinery: Justine Bradley-Hill gets her millinery courses ready for aspiring milliners

Justine Bradley-Hill has announced her millinery or hat-making courses.

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Take your millinery to another level with Justine Bradley-Hill (UK)

Train to become a milliner with Justine Bradley-Hill online via zoom or in her purpose-built studio on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. There are only a limited number of students each year due to the heavy work schedule of her studio. 

Justine has over 30 years of design experience and 20 years millinery practice; a highly qualified teacher offering bespoke one-one millinery tuition and master-class workshops. Justine has gained a BSc (Hons) Degree in Textiles as well as the City and Guilds Level 2, Level 3 in Creative Arts specialising in Millinery and HNC in Millinery from Leeds College of Art.

She has been a guest tutor for London Hat Week, Parkin Fabrics, Hat Blocks Direct, Artipistolis Spain, The Creative Workshops, Hatwalk Ireland and has achieved Level 3 PTLLS in training and education.

Students have placed 1st and 2nd place in the Feltmakers Design Award.

Justine is also a member of The British Hat Guild and is currently offering the following courses:

October 2023 – September 2024

Introduction to millinery (studio based). 

One year introduction to millinery.

This an introduction to millinery to get you started on your journey. The course consists of 11 sessions over one year. The studio class runs 10 am – 4pm.

The year will introduce you to the basics of millinery, covering: Straw, Sinamay, Felt, Feathers, Silk flower making, Trims, Head fittings, Alice bands and Prongs,

and Dyeing sinamay/straw/feathers.

October 2023 – September 2024

Intermediate millinery course 

The course consists of 11 sessions over one year. The studio class runs 10 am – 4 pm with a maximum of two students per session.

For milliners with at least one year of millinery. I am passionate about the traditional craft of millinery and teach my students how to become milliners and design without replicating others’ work. I do not teach any of my current trims.

The course consists of a series of projects covering different areas of millinery and is designed to develop varied technical skills and expand each student’s individual design creativity.

Subjects covered: Working with fabric and foundation material to produce Jackie O pillbox and 16 pleats sectioned buttons or beret, Couture sinamay including bias and free-form pieces, Advanced straw bias/free or boater techniques, Leather blocking and flower making

Rigid veil/Veil blocking/ Veil trims, Working with lace to create my signature boater, Hat fittings, Producing a collection and identifying trends are discussed throughout the year, Colour matching and dyeing and Felt.

3rd Millinery

(for students who have completed intermediate course).

An opportunity to work on your own projects under my watchful eye.

We can work on specific techniques to advanced students or professionals and take the skills learnt in previous years and fine tune them covering: Sinamay, Pinok pok, Abaca, Felt, Veiling, Straw and Silk.

1-1 Bespoke teaching session with Justine

6 hr session either one day 10am – 4pm or split into two 3 hr sessions. Discuss with Justine the subject you would like to cover. Cost £300 per six hour session and materials are not included.

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