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Vintage Millinery Workshop

Taught by

Judy Bentinck, Tina Giuntini


Studio E2H, Cockpit Arts, Northington Street
Holborn, London, WC1N 2NP



During this course you will learn to make three different styles of ladies head wear from a selection of 20th century styles: 1920s cloche, 1940s turban and a 1950s headpiece.

The course will cover historical fashion and specialist millinery techniques such as blocking, stitching, trimmings and linings, in which you will be working with a variety of materials from wool felt, foundation materials and silk.


Topics covered

  • Working with different specialist millinery material

  • Creating different fashion styles

  • Working with a variety of traditional millinery techniques


Level: All levels

Entry requirements
Basic hand sewing is useful but not essential. 

Who should take this course?
Millinery, costume and fashion students and professionals.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description


Judy Bentinck is a practicing traditional couture milliner making contemporary hats that are both functional and flattering. Working from her central London studio, she has an international client base, including celebrities such as Clare Balding, Jenny Agutter and Jane Asher, aristocrats and dignitaries.

To learn more about Judy, read her interview on the CSM Short Courses blog here.



Tina is a London based milliner specialising in vintage styles. She has been teaching for 15 years and has worked in TV & film, including 'Suffragette' and 'Taboo'.


Please bring the following with you to the first session:

  • 1 meter silk dupion/shantung

  • 1/2 meter silk velvet

  • 1 meter Blocking Net (aka Dior Net or Paris Net)

  • 1 meter dupioni silk

  • Thread to matching

  • Millinery needles – No.7

  • Thimble

  • Dressing making pins - preferably with a ball head

  • Small ‘millinery’ scissors, large ‘workman’ scissors and fabric scissors

Available Dates


Week comencing 13th May 2019

10am - 4pm

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