Downton Abbey Traditionally made 1920’s hat class


Taking inspiration from the historically accurate hats Sahar made for Downton Abbey, this class teaches traditional techniques of ‘blocking’ felt around wooden hat blocks.

For those wanting a ‘Lady Mary’ style upturned brim, this hat is made in two pieces, and takes two days. For those wanting a smaller ‘percher’ hat you can make two percher hats in the two days (note; it might not be possible for you to complete the two hats, but you will have at least one completed and have the skills and knowledge to finish the other one at home).

As well as blocking and finishing your hat with all the correct stitches, we also cover trimmings including folding and pleating Petersham ribbon.

There is one shape per person, and Sahar will give choice on a first booked first served basis. She will also provide you with a colour chart so you can order the felt colour you’d like to use.

At the end of the class, each participant will have at least one new hat to take away with them, and gained an insight into the world of millinery – it’s materials, techniques, and how trimmings can drastically alter the look and feel of a hat.

This class is suitable for all levels. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful but not essential.

Classes are small (typically 2 – 6 people).

If you’re buying this as a voucher for someone, you can simply email Sahar the name of the person you’re buying it for and Sahar will put their name on the e-voucher and email it to you. You can either book a place on a class coming up, or the person who is being gifted can email Sahar to arrange a mutually convenient date. The voucher is valid for one year. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Tip: Buy a hat box and print out the voucher, to present in the hat box!


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