Demo:Beginners Blocking a straw hood  PM GMT

Demo:Beginners Blocking a straw hood PM GMT

Online course via Zoom.

Friday 21st May 2021. 3pm to 5.30pm GMT.


Enhance your blocking skills by learning a method of blocking a Straw.

Learn about the straw how it is woven and why you should block in particular ways depending on straw. This course takes you from the blocking stage through to the sewing in a head-fitting ribbon.


  • Choosing of blocks and straw hoods
  • Lining and blocking the straw
  • Stiffening and finishing the straw
  • Inserting the Head fitting ribbon
  • Discussing the trimming (there trimming course you could book later in month)
  • All demonstration classes get the same notes as the participation classes.


PLEASE NOTE: This course uses fascinator blocks because of time restrictions, a 2 day course for hats with brims or freestyle blocking is an alternative course. There is praparation work needed for this course, details will be sent to you.


    This course will be run online using Zoom.

    Class sizes are small to ensure you receive the personal support you need. This course will have no more than three students.

    We will run the session using two webcams - one showing the tutor and the other focused on the tutor's hands to give a close-up view of the techniques being used. Step by step notes will be sent to students before the course to help them prepare.

    Students are not allowed to video record the session.


    By booking a place on this course, you agree to the following rules of engagement.

    It is each student's responsibility to ensure that they have access to Zoom before the course starts.

    Students are responsible for ensuring that their equipment is functioning properly (including audio, video and microphone).

    Students are responsible for ensuring that they have a stable internet connection.

    All course content remains the intellectual property of The British School of Millinery. Students do not have permission to share any information from the course with any other person either online or offline.

    Students do not have permission to video record this course. Participants have not signed a data protection agreement and have not given permission for the class to be recorded.​ To do so would be a breach of data protection laws.

    Any personal information shared between the students and the tutor during the course must considered confidential and not shared without the consent of the relevant individual.

    Should The British School of Millinery's internet connection become significantly unstable during the course, it will be rescheduled.


    Bookings for The British School of Millinery's online courses are non-refundable.