Millinery Courses

Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturdays 10.00am to 3.00pm

Contact: Rose Cory

Phone: 020 8856 6170

Fully qualified professional tuition. All aspects of traditional millinery covered. Small classes, therefore individual attention. Millinery courses run as workshops, suitable for all levels of experience. Attended by many successful milliners.

Course boasts 4 successful QEST applicants. You can drop in and out anytime.

I believe millinery should be taught as a traditional craft. My aim is that students should experience pleasure in designing original creations and, if they so choose, go on to become successful milliners in their own right.

About me:

At the age of sixteen, after attending trade school, I began an apprenticeship with Rudolf and have now been a milliner for over 40 years.

I finished my training at 23 and left Rudolf’s employment to gain experience with other prominent milliners of the day, such as Mitzi Lorenz, Verniers, Langee, Otto Lucas, Bermans Theatrical and Frederick Fox.

During this time I made hats for many celebrities and members of the Royal Family.

After seven years I returned to work for Rudolf who, as well as making hats for many eminent people and theatrical productions, was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Milliner.

I left full-time employment after Rudolf’s death in 1982, but continued to work with his partner Miss Joy Quested Nowell until her death.

At the same time I have maintained my teaching commitments both with the Local Authority Adult Education classes and privately.

I have always loved teaching and passing on the skills of my trade to others.

Students have come from countries around the world including Africa, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Europe and of course all over the UK.

Many of these students have returned to their homelands to take up employment in the trade and have become successful milliners.


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