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On this fun introductory weekend course, discover the fascinating art of hat making. Come and join us at Hartlebury Castle to design and create your own hat or corsage, with the aid of Textile Artist Jill Peer, to take home.

You will be shown a variety of new skills, including elastic sewing methods and how to embellish items into your fabrics. You will also receive guidance on how to decorate your fabulous hats, as well as demonstrations and explanations on the interesting methods behind this craft.

An array of materials will be provided for your use, as well as a pre-prepared hat form to work with, but feel free to get creative and bring in your own recycled materials, such as jewellery and scraps of fabric if you have anything particular you would like to include!

The course will be run by Jill Peer – a textile artist who specialises in unique and striking hats. Jill Peer describes her practice:

‘I have been making and designing hats for over 12 years. I use mainly preloved fabrics and use them constantly in my hats and corsages. I enjoy blending textures and colours with other items such as feathers, silks, nets, wires gems, broken jewellery and nylons. The hats have developed from a simple cloche style to the brimmed model.’

Dates & Cost

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November, 11am – 3pm

£60 per person, including lunch

To book your place, please call 01299 250797