Stunning statement designs

Learn how to make Couture Featherwork designs with step-by-step video guidance for three styles; Feather Heart Bandeau, Spiky Percher Hat and a Waterfall Hat. Be guided through the processes to block foundations, manicure feathers and assemble stunning feather pieces for your new collection. Images below of the designs demonstrated throughout this course.

Meet Your Millinery Tutor

Internationally renowned Milliner Jill Humphries has an eye for current trends and her fashion forward designs have established a leading edge amongst Fashion stylists and Spring Carnival attendees. Jill's recognisable sleek creations have won hundreds of Fashions on the Field events, including the prestigious MYER Fashions on the Field Millinery Award 2014. Jill was also the first international Milliner chosen to be part of the Royal Ascot Collective at Fenwicks in the UK 2019.

Jill Humphries

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

    Feather Hearts Bandeau

    • Feather Hearts Bandeau Introduction

    • Bandeau pattern - PDF

    • Chapter 3 - Block and prepare bandeau

    • Chapter 4 - Cut and assemble feathers

    • Chapter 5 - Adding hearts and veiling

    • Recap of Feather Hearts Bandeau

  • 04

    Couture Reverse Flower

    • Couture Reverse Flower Introduction

    • Chapter 6 - Block and prepare base

    • Chapter 7 - Prepare feathers and cover underside

    • Chapter 8 - Complete front with feathers

    • Recap of Couture Reverse Flower

  • 05

    Couture Waterfall

    • Couture Waterfall introduction

    • 'S' Swirl pattern - PDF

    • Chapter 9 - Block and prepare base

    • Chapter 10 - Prepare and attach 'S' Swirl

    • Chapter 11 - Cut and attach feathers

    • Recap of Couture Waterfall

  • 06

    Additional Feather ideas

    • Additional Feather ideas

  • 07

    Rounding Out Your Learning

    • Course overview

By the end of the Course

  • Make three feather hat styles: Feather Hearts Bandeau, Spiky Percher Hat and a Waterfall Hat.

  • Learn how to add veiling and adapt the styles to bring excitement for your new Millinery collection.

  • Block and wire lightweight foundations and adorn with hand shaped and manicured feathers.

Adapt designs for bridal and elegant headpieces

In this video course, Jill will teach you how to block lightweight foundations and adorn with manicured feathers. Adapt designs to headpieces and add veiling for a stunning alluring style.

What others say about learning with Hat Atelier

Janet Bramham

5 star rating

“I loved this course, it was easy to follow and a lot of fun making my first peice.”

“I loved this course, it was easy to follow and a lot of fun making my first peice.”

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alexia adamidou

5 star rating

“loved it! all the techniques exsplained in detail in order to create breathtaking feather headpieces. Thank you Jill”

“loved it! all the techniques exsplained in detail in order to create breathtaking feather headpieces. Thank you Jill”

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Stephanie Munro

5 star rating

“Wow Wow Wow....I can't believe how much I have learnt in this course. Thank you Jill for providing us all your incredible techniques in an easy to understand format.”

“Wow Wow Wow....I can't believe how much I have learnt in this course. Thank you Jill for providing us all your incredible techniques in an easy to understand format.”

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