Spring and Summer Millinery Courses

Sinamay Fascinator

March 9th and 10th 10.00am-4.30pm £180

Block and wire sinamay to make a base for a fascinator. Complete with a curled quill and silk rose and you will finish this course with the perfect accessory for any summer event.



Sculpted Sinamay

April 14th and 21st 10.00am-4.30pm £180

Learn how to work with sinamay in a free and expressive way and create a beautiful and unique sculptural piece.

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Book Review, Millinery: The Art of Hat-Making

Thanks to Becky Weaver the editor of the downloadable monthly millinery magazine HATalk for the lovely review of our book in this months edition.

Becky interviews Rachel and the magazine also features one of the step-by-step projects from the book, our Felt Trilby

HATalk is an excellent resource for both beginners and experienced milliners, a place to meet, share and offer advice and guidance as well as being packed full of all things millinery. Also included this month is coverage of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival and a feature on Kizzy McKeown, the creator of the HATalk Hat of the Month.

Please click on the below images to read the review.




Couture fashion shoot

Couture Fashion Shoot Video

Click on the link below to watch the wonderful short video of the day we were involved in a fashion shoot for Johanne Fleming Design, a fabulous designer we work with who’s based in Brighton. All photography on the day was shot by Cheng Han @almostneverblackandwhite and the video put together by Andy Teo @photocillinuk. Full list of credits for everyone involved to put this amazing day together is at the end of the film.



The Artists House – Couture Fashion Shoot

If you’d like to know how a couture fashion shoot comes together click on the link below to read Joanne Fleming’s blog about how she bought the amazing Artists House fashion shoot together. A wonderful day was had working with a dedicated talented team of professionals that all contribute to producing amazing photographs.





sarah & rachel hat book

Millinery Book Release on 7th October 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our book launch on Saturday. We both feel totally overwhelmed by the incredible support through our family, friends and customers and the community of Lewes. A very enjoyable evening was had at the Depot Cinema, cafe and restaurant it was great to celebrate the book after all the hard work.
‘Millinery: The Art of Hat-Making’ comes out on 7th October. You can order it through Amazon or Waterstones or direct from the publishers GMC Group www.gmcbooks.com or if you are local in Lewes pop by our studio to get a signed copy!

The book provides fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for 12 stunning hats and headpieces, which are suitable for a wide variety of occasions and require minimal tools and materials. The eye catching designs include a felt trilby, a chic pillbox, a leather cap, a feathered headband, a sparking cocktail hat and a bridal headdress.

Novices will find all the advice they need on the tools, materials and techniques required to make the hats. Full of inspirational photography, this beautifully designed book shows you how to achieve high-end, couture results at home.