Course Participation Suspended crowns and feathers 22nd Oct AM GMT

Course Participation Suspended crowns and feathers 22nd Oct AM GMT

Online course via Zoom.

Friday 22nd October 9am-2pm GMT

Supplies are not included but a list will be e-mailed to students.

Have you ever wondered how you can suspend a crown so it floats, and how to suspend feathers in mid-air. Denise will show you the intricate ways of creating the illusion of a floating hat using millinery materials and how the feathers are suspended to float above the hat.

Denise Innes-Spencer staff writer for ‘The Hat Magazine’ and creative director and founder of The British School of Millinery, and co-founder of The British Millinery Association, will show you how to make your hats and feathers float.


    In this 5 hour course you will learn how to:

    • Make the frame and structure for your hat base (pre-made by you)
    • Attach frame to the hat
    • Attach frame to the head
    • A neat cover and finish to the structure
    • To Line or not to line?
    • Suspend a feather from the suspended hat

    You will get from the course:

    • The knowledge and skills of suspending hats and feathers
    • Fully illustrated notes before the start of the class
    • List of suppliers and recommended supplies before the class

    Level: Intermediate and advanced


    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.