Milliner’s Ribbon 2020 – Pleated Nautilus, Pleated Feather and Folded Cockade

This workshop has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
I will post rescheduled London Hat Week dates when they are available
and send email to currently scheduled attendees.

Monday, 20 April 2020 – 9:30 – 16:30

Short Event Description
Make elegant pleated nautilus & feather trims and folded cockade. These beautiful and practical trimming elements are tricky at first and rewarding once mastered. This workshop includes loads of information about Petersham ribbon past and present. Materials are included. Combine this workshop with the Wire Frame workshop with Leanne Fredrick the following day for a complete cocktail hat.

All Materials Included

Purpose of the Event
Learn techniques and make useful trimming elements. The pleated nautilus & feather techniques and folded cockade are easier to learn in a hands-on workshop.

Full Event Description
Eye catching, pleated nautilus and feather trims and folded cockade are stunning and adaptable. Effective for both vintage and modern millinery. This hands-on workshop focuses on learning and practicing the techniques, with loads of tips and tricks. Petersham ribbon is a millinery staple learn more about its history while you practice. Combine this workshop with the Wire Frame workshop by Leanne Fredrick the following day to make a foundation suitable for a cocktail hat.

Your tutor, Leanne is a California born, London milliner, blogger, and inventor of the durable Hattin’ Around Hat Case. She is active in the London millinery community, hosts the annual Milliner’s Round Table discussion as well as teaches workshops privately, annually at London Hat Week, and internationally. She is the Europe Manager for online international millinery supply company, B Unique Millinery.

Leanne has worked with and learned from the quintessential couture London milliner, Edwina Ibbotson and master theatrical hatter, Jane Smith. She has enjoyed working on a variety of unusual projects from authentic poupées to guard helmet feathers.

Threading a millinery needle and basic hand sewing is required to make samples and a headpiece. Pleating and folding can be fiddly, so you will need to bring your patience, strong glasses and nimble fingers.

Please bring a basic sewing kit:
millinery (fine/sharp millinery straws #9 or similar) needles
sharp pointy scissors

All workshop materials are included.

All workshop materials are included.
We will break for lunch ( ± 45 min) and I am looking into providing lunch for an additional £10 otherwise, I recommend that you BYO lunch.

Lant Street Wine is a charming venue with authentic vintage charm while also being a wine shop and wholesaler. I hope you enjoy this venue.

Event Venue – updated March 2020
Lant Street Wine – Tasting Room
59-61 Lant Street
Borough, London, 

Transportation (nearest underground or train station) –
updated March 2020

Nearest Tube station is Borough on Northern Line (1-2 min walk)
Nearest Bus lines 
Stop C Borough Station (toward London Bridge) lines 133
Stop D Borough Station (toward London Bridge) lines 343, 35, C10
Stop A Borough Station (toward Elephant and Castle)lines 133, 343, 35, C10

This venue is about 16 minutes from Morley College (walking, bus or tube all take the same amount of time)