Rachel offers millinery workshops for those who wish to explore this fascinating art, or simply want a unique and original way to celebrate an event.
Whether for a hen party or birthday celebration, or because you wish to create a unique headpiece for a special occasion, Rachel will guide you through each step of the process and help you to master the techniques at your own pace. Rachel has experience of teaching millinery and crafts to all ages, to hen parties, companies, charities and SEN groups, as well as on a one-to-one basis.
> Make a Vintage Style Pillbox Hat
Join millinery designer Rachel Drewer on this fun and informative one day workshop. Discover how to block, finish and trim your own vintage style felt pillbox hat. Master basic millinery techniques and have fun choosing from an array of vintage inspired trimmings including game feathers, veiling, lace and ribbons. Workshops cost £110 and are held at Bespoke Education in Alresford, Hampshire.
Wednesday 9th October, 9:30am – 5:00pm Sold Out
Saturday 2nd November, 9:30am – 5:00pm Sold Out
For more information and to book online click here.
> CLA: An Autumnal Afternoon of Hats with Rachel Drewer
You are invited for an autumnal afternoon of hats at the beautiful Hampton Estate in Surrey. We will begin with a talk from Rachel revealing insights into her inspiration and designs, how she went from Physics graduate to entrepreneurial artisan, and Rachel’s top tips for choosing the perfect hat. Refreshments will be served and there will be the chance to try some of Rachel’s beautiful creations and purchase designs from her new Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. After tea it’s over to you to have a go at turning a clutch of plumes into an unusual feather pin with which to adorn your lapel or favourite winter hat. Do bring your own feathers if you wish, and Rachel will have a range to choose from. All other materials provided, no previous sewing or craft experience necessary. Cost: £40.
Tuesday 15th October, 2pm – 5pm
Visit the CLA events website for more information and to book.
> Millinery Studio Day
Come and discover the rural idyll of Rachel’s millinery studio and the many possibilities it inspires. Spend a day with Rachel one-to-one, learning millinery skills and techniques, and exploring designs and materials. Let your imagination lead you. Whether you want to make a headpiece or a hat, this is the perfect way to gain a foundation in millinery. Price £150 per person per day. Some materials included.