Learn the art of hat making with Yorkshire Milliner Justine Bradley-Hill.

Justine has over 20 years design experience and 12 years millinery practise; a highly qualified teacher offering bespoke one-one millinery tuition. Justine provides millinery tuition to suit recreational, vocational and educational needs. She herself has gained a BSc (Hons) Degree in Textiles as well as the City and Guilds Level 2, Level 3 in Creative Arts specialising in Millinery and HNC in Millinery from Leeds College of Art.

Group classes prices and dates shown below

Skype/video classes

1-1 master classes at your convenience £170 per day plus materials. Email justine@justinebradley-hill.co.uk to request a date for a 1-1 session.

  • Hand blocked and free form sinamay from design to completion
  • Beginners and advanced hand blocked straw from design to completion including straw trims
  • Fabric covered hats and headpieces buckram based including silk cocktail and bridal headpieces
  • Dying Techniques sinamay/straw/fathers/silk
  • Feathers, trims and traditional millinery stitches- create mounts learn the best way to attach your feather trims.
  • Leather techniques and practical knowledge for blocking and sculpturing leather, completed with complementary leather trims. including flowers, feathers and bows
  • Percher hats learn how to create outstanding styles that are securely positioned on the wearer with a customised band. Whether it be 3D or Ring block hats.
  • Get to grips with an array of veiling techniques
  • Jinsin
  • Silk Abaca
  • Crin                            

All workshops unless otherwise stated run from 9.30 am- 4.30pm. Classes are taught on max a 1-3 bases in order to give individual attention, all classes are taught from my home. The cost are shown below day plus materials. A light lunch and refreshments throughout the day are included in the cost.


Group Classes 2017/2018

Leather workshop London Barking 23rd/24th September with Creative Workshops.

Two Day Percher Hat £295 plus materials

Dates 18th/19th September

Percher hats are a favoured styling with their exclusive shaping and sensational trims which add height and elegance. The final piece will be securely positioned on the wearer with a customised band. 

Whether you make 3D or Ring block hats Justine provides a variety of design opportunities to make your piece a standout sensation. 



One Day Crin Class £150 (allow £20 for materials )

Monday 9th October

Justine has mastered crinoline and teaches you how to add an exquisite appeal to your millinery design that will delight your customers. Learn to transform this millinery component and make a cost-effective addition to your millinery styling whether you add intriguing crinoline veils or dramatic crinoline spirals.



Two Day Winter Felt Cocktail Hat £295 (allow £30 for materials)

30th 31st  October

You will learn how to block a small felt hat using the traditional method of hand blocking with pins and steam.  You will then learn how to line the inside with a petersham edging . The techniques covered include; feathers,quills, felt or fabric bows, and veiling.  Finally your design will be finished with elastic, band or comb and be ready to wear.




Two day Jinsin workshop £295 ( allow £30 for materials)

5th/6th October

Create a stunning Jinsin headpiece and a collection of stunning trims.


Two day silk abaca workshop £295 (allow £50 for materials)

12th/13th October

Create a stunning silk abaca headpiece and a collection of stunning trims.


Two day a leather button button headpiece with leather flower trim £295 (allow £25 for materials)

2nd/3rd November

yellow leather


One Day Beginners/ Improvers Millinery Class. £150 (allow £20 for Materials)

This is the perfect course if you have always wanted to make your own sinamay button headpiece.  Students will learn how to block (create a base shape), stiffen, wire and trim a simple button shape.



One day tooled Silk Flower Making £150 (allow £15 for materials)

Students will be introduced to the traditional method of couture flower making using egg irons and flower makings tools. Students will be shown how to create their own flower patterns and work with different fabrics to create stunning millinery flowers.




If you would like to book onto one of our Millinery Workshops you can secure your place easily by paying the deposit online below -we will then contact you two weeks before the class to request the balance. All of our payments are processed securely by PayPal. If you would rather speak to us first you can call us 07962177733 or email us at justine@justinebradley-hill.co.uk


“  Loved this course with Justine Bradley-Hill Millinery so I would definately recommend it. I learnt so much and had a great day. Justine is a fabulous, generous teacher.” “What a fantastic teacher Justine is . Learned so much and great chats and fun. Be back over from Ireland in the new year. x


Based in the picturesque village of Addingham, about 17 miles north west of Leeds. We are 30 minuets by car from Leeds Bradford Airport and a short taxi journey from Ilkley train station. Places to stay near by

Throstle Nest farm bed and breakfast

The Crown Inn Addingham

Pickers gill Manor farm