Intro to Millinery
with Ruby Larkspur
Starts 12th Oct '19
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$95.00 1 Class      


Starts 12th Oct '19

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$95.00 1 Class      

Spring is in the air bringing with it weddings, horseraces and many other outdoor celebrations. So what better time to explore the ancient art of millinery? This workshop utilises Sinamay, one of millinery’s most versatile materials. With guidance from experienced milliner, Ruby Larkspur, you will learn new skills and create your very own individual headpiece, just for you.

Participants will learn about Sinamay and how to work with it. You will construct a small base for a headpiece then select and make trims for your headpiece such as bows, roses, leaves, loops as well as butterfly & feather additions. Then you will put it all together to make your own unique headpiece.

This is the perfect workshop to do with a friend or family member. Spots are limited to 8 people so book in quickly!

Book with a friend and save $20

About Ruby Larkspur
About Ruby Larkspur
I have a background in Fine Arts and Visual Arts and a lifetime’s passion for textiles. Initially I studied Fine Arts at Tafe then Visual Arts at university, majoring in Soft Sculpture. Much later in 2007 when I enrolled in a Millinery course at Hunter Tafe, my love for colour, line, form and texture found their perfect home. Now it is my passion to create beautiful and often whimsical headwear.


I have studied Millinery in both Newcastle and Sydney. In 2017 I participated in workshops at London Hat Week. Increasingly my headwear is featuring in local exhibitions, art-wear displays and fashion shows. In 2018 one of my hats won The People’s Choice Award in The Laman Street Art Prize.


Sometimes I recall Alexander Calder’s statement that ‘above all art should be happy’. Admittedly I can see occasion to refute this, however in hat-making it works for me.

Workshop Schedule

This is a one-off introductory workshop which will run for 4 hours.

What you get
Expert tuition from an experienced milliner
All materials including sinmay, headband and embellishments
A delicious afternoon tea
Glass of bubbles

What to bring
Some scissors if you can
Your curious, creative self! (and maybe a friend or family member!)
About Ruby Larkspur
About Ruby Larkspur
I have a background in Fine Arts and Visual Arts and a lifetime’s passion for textiles. Initially I studied Fine Arts at Tafe then Visual Arts at university, majoring in Soft Sculpture. Much later in 2007 when I enrolled in a Millinery course at Hunter Tafe, my love for colour, line, form and texture found their perfect home. Now it is my passion to create beautiful and often whimsical headwear.


I have studied Millinery in both Newcastle and Sydney. In 2017 I participated in workshops at London Hat Week. Increasingly my headwear is featuring in local exhibitions, art-wear displays and fashion shows. In 2018 one of my hats won The People’s Choice Award in The Laman Street Art Prize.


Sometimes I recall Alexander Calder’s statement that ‘above all art should be happy’. Admittedly I can see occasion to refute this, however in hat-making it works for me.
About Ruby Larkspur
I have a background in Fine Arts and Visual Arts and a lifetime’s passion for textiles. Initially I studied Fine Arts at Tafe then Visual Arts at university, majoring in Soft Sculpture. Much later in 2007 when I enrolled in a Millinery course at Hunter Tafe, my love for colour, line, form and texture found their perfect home. Now it is my passion to create beautiful and often whimsical headwear.


I have studied Millinery in both Newcastle and Sydney. In 2017 I participated in workshops at London Hat Week. Increasingly my headwear is featuring in local exhibitions, art-wear displays and fashion shows. In 2018 one of my hats won The People’s Choice Award in The Laman Street Art Prize.


Sometimes I recall Alexander Calder’s statement that ‘above all art should be happy’. Admittedly I can see occasion to refute this, however in hat-making it works for me.
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