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Millinery Classes

Would you like to make your own hat to match one of your outfits or simply to develop your creative and artistic skills?

Millinery Classes Geelong

Susan Younis is our new Millinery teacher here at Rosewood Cottage. Susan is a member of the Australian Millinery Association, has a Bachelor of Education in Home Economics and Textiles. She has studied at Rusden State College, RMIT, the Ascot School of Millinery in Melbourne and the Gordon Institute Geelong.

Susan has also completed a short course in Theatrical Millinery with Louise McDonald in Melbourne!

For the past 14 years Susan has developed many skills in traditional model millinery techniques and has been taught by some of Melbourne's most qualified milliners and visiting milliners from England, America and Europe.

Many of Susan's hats have been selected as "Best Hat" at Fashions on the Field around race meetings in Victoria including at the Geelong Cup, Bendigo Ballarat and Warrnambool.

Sarah Grace has worn Susan's hats from Moore and Grace Acting school in Geelong and an actor in Winners and Losers has worn one of Susan's hats to Emirates Day.

To make your booking CLICK HERE!

Be inspired by a selection of Susan's hats below!


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In this course you will have the chance to learn how to make beautiful Sinamay Flowers

Here is an example of what you can make!

Hat making classes Geelong

How to make a hat

Course Details:

This course includes x5 - 2.5hour lessons on Wednesday's at 7pm until 9.30pm

Contact us for new dates for 2016

Course cost: $247

Additional Requirements:

A selection of materials can be purchased as a kit when attending your course.

To make your booking CLICK HERE or email or call ASAP to secure your spot as positions fill fast! Don't miss out!

We look forward to hearing from you soon! Happy Sewing,

P.S. If you know of someone who would love to learn how to make hats please share this with them too! For more information contact: Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre T: +61 3 5264 1666+61 3 5264 1666 E: maree@mareepigdon.com W: www.mareepigdon.com

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