Course Crin Designing and Sealing   9am-1pm GMT

Course Crin Designing and Sealing 9am-1pm GMT

Online course via Zoom.

October 1st 2021. 9am to 1pm GMT.


This four-hour course is designed to make you fall back in love with crinoline. Course leader, Denise Innes-Spencer, has had a fraught relationship with this fabric in the past but, after working closely with designers who love this fabric, she has learned to love it too. This course shares the love for crin by teaching new ways of working and using a historic fabric to make cutting-edge designs. 

This course is for improvers with an understanding of millinery terms. Not suitable for beginners.


    This is a step-by-step participation course, learning how to use crin. Using Denise's unique-techniques, she will guide you through construction as you plan, assemble and trim your crinoline after sealing, culminating in the methods of creating your headdress or hat using crinoline.

    Students will learn:​

    • the history of the fabric and types of crin
    • which tools to use
    • which equipment to purchase and use for sealing crin
    • who are the best suppliers to use for tools and crin
    • how to use the cotton drawstring
    • new types and styles of crin
    • how to make cutting edge designs
    • how to finish crin designs with precision and clean edges

    PLEASE NOTE: Details of how to buy supplies, tools and where to get them from will be given when booking. Full notes/patterns (if required) will be e-mailed once you have booked on the course.  


    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.