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hat making classes & hen party workshopsWorkshops & Tuition

I love teaching people the art of millinery. Whether its for a hen party, holiday activity, 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, 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.  

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 held either at my studio in Veryan or 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 Veryan. I have worked with many hotels and 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: £45 per person for 2 hours or £55 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 I can accomodate 5 people in my studio. 

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


#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 £35 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).

Workshop length 1.5 hours. 

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


Feather hair clips, buttonholes and lapel pins

Create your own feather accessory with Holly's colourful selection of feathers and treasures. With her expert guidance, you will make one beautiful hair clip or brooch pin.

If you have a wedding this year why not make your groomsmen their own feather boutonnières? Unlike fresh flowers they will last forever and double up as a keepsake gift that can be worn again.

Learn how to bind feathers in an artistic arrangement to suit your wedding theme. Perfect for all levels. You will learn the skills to make up to two lapel pins.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: £35 per person. Including assorted feathers ranging from natural pheasant, spotted guinea fowl, colourful cockerel and peacock, as well as silver pin caps. However, if you have a specific shade in mind to match your theme I recommend purchasing first (a supplier list will be provided upon booking). Feathers and pins or clips for additional brooches made at home can be purchased after the workshop.

Location: My Studio, Veryan, TR2 5QL

Dates: TBC or by arrangement. 

Min group number: 2 

Max group number: 5

Please email Hello@hollyyoung.co.uk to book. 


Knotted Headband Making

Learn how to make your own knotted headband in a fun relaxed environment, with a combination of simple machine and hand sewing techniques to create your own hairband in your chosen fabric. The skills you learn will enable you to continue creating more designs at home.

A wonderfully satisfying workshop that is great for all sewing levels. Facilitates mindfulness and connecting with other like-minded people.

Dates: TBC or by arrangement.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: £35 per person, bring your own fabric 25cm wide x 65cm long. The headband base will be provided

Location: My Studio, Veryan

Min group number: 2 

Max group number: 5

Book your own date by emailing: Hello@hollyyoung.co.uk


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. The cost is £45 per hour for one person or £55 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 £45 per hour

Location: My studio, Veryan

Min number: 1


Children's Craft Workshops

I feel passionate that creativity should be nurtured from a young age. I run a craft club at my son's primary school and I would be happy to discuss taylored workshops to suit your needs whether in an education setting or for a fun event.