hat making classes & hen party workshopsWorkshops & Tuition

*Please note that I now have a baby so I'm doing less workshops than before, please get in touch in plenty of time so I can try and accommodate you*

I love teaching people the art of millinery. Whether its for a hen party, a gift for a friend or you’d like to scrub up your skills, one of my tuition options will be suitable for you. You can always ask for bespoke options tailored to you. Gift vouchers for workshops are available now, just get in touch for more details! 

For all workshops a 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking and the remaining 50% on the day. If you need to add a couple of extra people nearer the time that is no problem, providing you give a week's notice. Any cancelled places will need to be paid for and deposits are non refundable. For more details on any of my workshops please get in touch via my contact page.  

#FestiVeils Pompom Flower Headdresses

Create your own avant-garde headdress in a kaleidoscope of festival colours. Inspired by my sell-out workshops at Port Eliot Festival. I will guide you through how to make your own festival headwear using birdcage veiling, miniature pom-poms and silk flowers. Suitable for the catwalks of Paris and Milan.

These head pieces are fun and easy to make with no experience required. Suitable for all ages, under 16s must be assisted by an adult as I use hot glue and pins.

Available for group/hen party workshops at a venue of your choice from £25 per person (min number of participants applies). Please get in touch to enquire about your dates and location. There is a travel cost of 50p per mile outside 15 miles of my location in Veryan (TR2 5QL).

"Thank you so much for the fantastic flower crown making. Ruth loved it!!! As did I and everyone else. It was totally fantastic!" - Cat

Cocktail Hat Making Parties

Ideal for hen parties, Ascot and birthdays. Create a vintage inspired fascinator to wear on a night out together or at the wedding. A great way to kill two birds with one stone with some fun crafting!

Materials are included ranging from feathers, ribbons, silks, buttons, beads, netting and trimmings and will vary slightly depending on if you choose the short or full version of the workshop. Participants will be able to make their headpiece using a pre-made circular base. Each person will have complete creative freedom and everyone will finish with a wonderful unique creation to take away with them.

Classes are taught by either myself or one of my highly skilled team members and held at a venue of your choice. I am happy to travel, a nominal travel fee will apply for venues of 15 miles away or more from Truro. I have worked with many hotels in Cornwall & they are always happy to accommodate a special area for us. Just call me on 07968 783 320 for more details. 

Duration: Choose between 2 hours for a fun creative session or 3 hours for a more in depth exploration with more material options. 

Cost: £35 per person for 2 hours or £45 per person for 3 hours. Plus 50p per mile after 15 miles outside of my location in Veryan (TR2 5QL).

Location: I can come to you or can recommend suitable locations

Min number: 5 participants. With bookings of over 10 people the bride-to-be or organiser attends for free! 

Private Tuition

Having a lesson on a personal basis means you get to learn techniques that are tailored to your requirements and previous experience. You can either make a cocktail hat as described in the hen party workshop or learn specific techniques. There is space for two plus me around my very own work bench in my inspirational studio. The cost is £35 per hour for one person or £45 per hour for two of you including basic materials (sinnamay, veiling, feathers, beads, hair attachment). Additional materials vary between £5-£25 depending on your design, but are not required to learn the basics. I recommend booking three hours and allowing extra time to go over if needed.

Duration: Flexible

Cost: From £35 per hour

Location: My studio, Veryan

Min number: 1

Silk Flower Making

You will learn how to colour individual petals with silk paints, and how to hand roll the silk petals in order to assemble into your own unique creation. Great for accessorising sun hats, bags or to add to a handmade headpiece. All materials and silk paints provided.

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £30

Location: My Studio, Veryan

Min number: 4