By Lina Stein Millinery


Dive into 19th century millinery techniques and create a light and airy hat using Millinery wire, Crinoline and Guipure laces.The hat can be of a vintage design or very modern. It can be large or small, exotic or classical. It will have the appearance of the night sky as you fly through it with the Guipure Lace floating elegantly and creating silhouettes. In addition to being beautiful, your brim will also have an extra rigidity that will make your work to follow much easier.    Suitable intermediate/advanced

Topics Covered

  • Lina Stein will teach you how to calculate the measurements and essential skills needed to create a circular wire-frame hat structure.
  • You learn how to shape the crinoline brim to sit perfectly on your frame.It will no longer be dull, limp and old fashioned... it will be structured
  • Learn to block and cover a buckram foundation with fabric
  • Proceed to edge the crinoline Brim with bias-binding and attach to your fabric covered shape using important hat making stitches
  • Prepare ,then sculpt Guipure lace and arrange on hat as trimming
  • Learn about wire-prong attachment mechanisms on the head
  • Make and line your fascinator hat with a vintage style lining


  • 24 Hours of tuition and small class
  • Foundation materials, Crinoline,wire for one hat.Students to supply fabrics, Guipure lace
  • Customised notes
  • Post workshop access to tutor
  • Lunch and tea