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Diana Cavagnaro Couture Millinery- Handcrafted millinery and classes at San Diego Mesa College and Continuing Education West City College. http://www.dianacavagnaro.com

Mercedes Botero offers millinery Classes in San Francisco. Three different techniques to chose from. Traditional millinery using wood block and steam to shape felt and straw. Fabric Hats using patterns to construct a hat or Cocktail Hats using a multitude of material to create your own unique piece. For information: www.hatmakingworkshops.com | www.mercedesbotero.com

Diana Unterspan
SW Portland---Teaching intro to hat making - 4 weeks in June. 3 students. $400 for class includes most materials except fabric for pillbox hat. diana@dayneufiberart.net

Thistle Cottage Studio in N. Providence, RI  will offer The Millinery Workshops Marathon.  Some basic millinery supplies are included.  .  Please call 401-231-4343 for more information.

  • Build a Buckram and Wire Frame Hat or Fascinator (period or comtemporary)
  • Handblocking Sinamay Straw for Summer
  • Cut and Sew Dressmaker Hats/Draping the Pattern

Elaine Mergard - Millinery
All packed with Kits, Steamers, blocks to head off to University of Sthn Queensland, Toowoomba for 10 day Millinery Workshop. Some very excited students - I love sharing my Millinery Skills ...so fullfilling to create a new generation of Milliners.  Hats with Flair http://www.usq.edu.au/mcgregor/summer/classes/creart/mergard

Amy Hamilton, Granville Millinery Company
2409 Loudon Street
Granville, Ohio  43023
Studio: 740.587.3580 

Columbus College of Art and Design
Amy Hamilton, Instructor
60 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Contact: Fashion Design Department


Making Museum Quality Mannequins
Instructor: Helen Alten


Kay Durdens Hat Making Classes in Los Angeles Area


DeAnna Gibbons Millinery
Click Here for Workshops


Feltmaking Workshops on Salt Spring Island  2011
Ulrieke Benner.  Click Here


Jenny Pfanenstiel, Couture Milliner/Owner of Formé Millinery
Chicago Area


801 W. Miracle Mile #10203
Tucson, AZ 85705
Millinery Design Workshops and Shoemaking Classes - beginning through advanced
Contact Jeanne for schedule.



offers a wide selection of millinery courses throughout the year. Their annual Summer School takes place in August in Edinburgh, Scotland with classes for beginners through to professionals.

Felicity Faichney and Fenella Kerr, the founders of HATWALK teach beginners and invite other teachers to join them.

Please check out our website for details of our current courses. For more information and to book your place email Fenella Kerr on fenella@hatwalk.co.uk or call 07946 710099.


Corina Haywood-Modern Millinery
I teach free form blocking techniques in private sessions and small workshops in the Los Angeles area. I teach hat and fascinator/ headpieces classes in felt, straw, crinoline and vintage straw braid. For more info visit the studio dispatch page on my website and contact me to schedule a class.

ANIJA K Design     504-433-0510  anitapowell2@bellsouth.net

Anita offers millinery classes for:  couture design, Kentucky derby hats, cocktail/facinator hats, bridal hearwear, covered shoes, custom hand bags, and hat pins.  Also will travel to your City to conduct Hat Workshops

If you need any more info please contact me

Jan Wutkowski--aMuse: artisanal finery

Wilmington, North Carolina

Jan teaches millinery classes throughout the United States and occasionally at international venues.  See the current list of class dates and class titles at www.hatshatshats.com/classes.htm .  Most classes are 2 day workshops based on a multitude of millinery skills including: steam blocking straw and felt, creating your own hatblock, wet and dry buckram, blocking and free-form styling sinamay, flat felt skirting (yardage), wire construction, French flowermaking, featherwork, and even more skills.  Also teaches privately in her atelier in North Carolina.

Feltmaking Workshops - Creating Art from Within
Ulrieke Benner Art You Wear - in Felt & Silk Studio and Gallery
142 Richard Flack Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1N4 Canada


Jennifer W. Bartlet holds hatmaking classes also, e-mail her for an updated schedule .

10211 Severn Road, San Antonio, TX 78217 Phone (210) 654-7416,  Fax (775) 258-1057,  redhothats@hotmail.com

I teach a 3-day basic blocking course in my home-based hat studio in San Antonio, Texas.  We complete three hats, two in fur felt and one in parisisal straw.  Two are blocked in the traditional method on wood hat blocks and the third (in fur felt) is done in a more freestyle manner in order to help my students expand their view of how hats are made and to aid them in starting their own budget conscious hat businesses when they return home.  The cost of my class is $300 and includes all supplies.  A 50% deposit is required 4 weeks prior to the first class.  Class space is limited to 3 people. 


International Academy of Merchandising and Design
One North State Street
Chicago IL 60602-9736
800-222-3369 ex.223
Contact: Jacqui DeRosa, Fashion Design Dept.
Instructor: Veronica Chin

College of DuPage
Fashion Design Department
Wheaton IL
Contact: Sharon Scalise
Instructor: Veronica Chin

~Chicago Area~
TLD Design Center & Gallery
26 E Quincy St.
Westmont, IL 60559

Fashion Institure of New York (FIT)
227 West 27th Street
New York NY 10001
212-760-7253 or 800-GO-TO-FIT
Contact: Ellen Goldstein, Head of Accesories Design Department

Moore College of Art and Design
20th and the Parkway
Philadelphia PA 19103-1179
Contact: Fashion Design Department

Virginia Marti College, A College of Fashion, Art and Design
11724 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood OH 44107
216-221-8584 or 800-473-4350
Contact: Dennis Marti, Admissions
Instructor: Donny Wasson

College of Alameda
555 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda CA
Instructor: Lynne Taylor
Email: fabhatgal@comcast.net

Maria Ishiguro
28471 Klondike Drive
Trabuco Canyon CA 92679-1169
Teaches private lessons and small groups, 5 years in business

5815 Thornton Drive
Parma OH 44129
Contact: RosAnne Rundel, Certified Millinery Designer

Houston Community College
Central College Campus
1300 Holman
Houston TX 77004

Savannah College of Art and Design
PO Box 3146
Savannah GA 31402

Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design
447 Sussex Drive
Ottawa Ontario K1N 6Z4 Canada
Instructor: Mrs. Robinson

Philadelphia University STMT
Schoolhouse Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19144
Email: smocka@philau.edu
Instructor: Anne Smock

Eia Millinery Design
Eia Radosavljevic
(By Appointment Only)
1620 W. Nelson St.
Chicago IL 60657
Phone: 773-975-5959
Email: eiarado@aol.com

School of Fashion Design
136 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116
Email: sfdboston@aol.com
Phone: 617-536-9343  

Mount Ida College
777 Dedham Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fashion and Creative Arts Program Co-ordinator
Jeff Pyche, Continuing Education Department
Phone: 416-415-5000 Ext.4867
E-Mail: jpychel@gbrownc.on.ca

Montserrat College of Art
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
978-921-4242, ext. 1179 for information or registration

Margo Nickel
Tucson, AZ
Classes are year-round, Information about classes can be found at:
www.margonickel.com or info@margonickel.com


                                     Cañada College
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94061
For Information: Call (650) 306-3370

Rose Cory millinery classes


2715 Sailors Moon Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546-3455
Private and group classes by Appointment
Basic to advanced techniques taught by
Kate Brown Pernia, theatrical and custom milliner
Founder of Houston Hat Net 

Buckram Frame Hat Making Workshops
Class Length: 8 hours
Each participant constructs a buckram frame hat, using the making kits and patterns from start to finish and ends up with their own hat. Ask about details.

Ribbonwork classes with Candace Kling...Ribbon and Fabric Flowers...Pansies...Fuchsias...Roses and rose buds...Ribbon and fabric trims...Cockades/cocardes...All-day hands-on workshops.


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