Wrapped in Wirework!

Learn how to make Contemporary Wirework with Lynnette Lim's step-by-step guidance for three headwear designs; Boater Hat, Tiara and a Free Form Bow. Discover innovative raffia weaving techniques to customize and apply to headwear styles for your new collection. Images below of the designs demonstrated throughout this course.
Millinery tutor touching edge of brimmed boater hat on model during online hat making course.

Meet Your Millinery Tutor

Australian Milliner Lynnette Lim has been making hats for over 20 years and is renowned in the industry for her impeccable craftsmanship, use of innovative materials and her technical hat making processes. Lynnette has been a finalist in the Australian Masters of Fashion and has won the prestigious MYER Fashions on the Field Millinery Award 2012. Sharing her passion for Millinery, Lynnette is a highly sought-after tutor and has taught at various tertiary colleges and Millinery retreats.

Lynnette Lim

Couture Milliner

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before you begin - PDF

    • Introduction

  • 02

    Materials and Tools

    • Chapter 1 - Materials

    • Material information - PDF

    • Chapter 2 -Tools

    • Tools and Equipment list - PDF

  • 03

    Wirework Overview

    • Wirework Overview

  • 04

    Tiara

    • Tiara Introduction

    • Tiara materials - PDF

    • Chapter 3 - Headband

    • Chapter 4 - Principal wires

    • Chapter 5 - Supporting wires

    • Chapter 6 - Wrapping

    • Chapter 7 - Hat elastic and trim attachment

    • Recap of Tiara

  • 05

    Bow

    • Bow Introduction

    • Bow materials - PDF

    • Bow measurements - PDF

    • Chapter 8 - Bow section

    • Chapter 9 - Bow Tails

    • Chapter 10 - Colouring and wrapping

    • Chapter 11 - How to attach Bow to a hat

    • Recap of Bow

  • 06

    Boater Hat

    • Boater Hat Introduction

    • Boater Hat materials - PDF

    • Boater Hat measurements - PDF

    • Chapter 12 - Cutting wires

    • Chapter 13 - Joining wires

    • Chapter 14 - Sideband and Brim

    • Chapter 15 - Make Bandeau

    • Custom Headband Measurements - PDF

    • Chapter 16 - Custom Headband

    • Chapter 17 - Wrapping Tip

    • Chapter 18 - Wrapping Sideband

    • Chapter 19 - Wrapping Brim

    • Chapter 20 - Wrapping Bandeau

    • Chapter 21 - How to attach trim and hat elastic

    • Recap of Boater Hat

  • 07

    Additional Trim ideas

    • Additional Wrapping ideas

  • 08

    Rounding Out Your Learning

    • Course overview

By the end of the Course

  • Make three wirework designs: Wide Brim Boater Hat, Tiara and a Free Form Bow.

  • Learn traditional wirework techniques to create strong, lightweight frames and weave with stunning raffia ribbon.

  • Apply processes to adapt styles for new headwear creations your customers will admire.

Elevate wirework to contemporary designs

In this video course, Lynnette will teach you how to make three wirework styles and will show you how to use her signature methods for wrapping raffia ribbon onto lightweight wire frames for truly striking headwear designs.

What others say about learning with Hat Atelier

gema monros

5 star rating

“I went through all the chapters once to get a general idea. Now I have to get the materials and try each step little by little. It is very well explained and I love the result of the work. Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing more course...”

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“I went through all the chapters once to get a general idea. Now I have to get the materials and try each step little by little. It is very well explained and I love the result of the work. Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing more courses from Lynnette.”

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nkese akinwunmi

5 star rating

“I really loved this course. Thank you Rebecca. And thank you love Lotus. ”

“I really loved this course. Thank you Rebecca. And thank you love Lotus. ”

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Christine Waring

5 star rating

“THANK YOU @lovelotus and @hatatelier for a brilliant and totally out there modern workshop!! Lynn you are an amazing, generous and creative tutor. You captured me from start to finish! Special thank you to you Rebecca and team HAT ATELIER for ...”

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“THANK YOU @lovelotus and @hatatelier for a brilliant and totally out there modern workshop!! Lynn you are an amazing, generous and creative tutor. You captured me from start to finish! Special thank you to you Rebecca and team HAT ATELIER for a truely professional and easy to follow workshop. 5 STARS ***** ”

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