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. 

  • 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. email justine@justinebradley-hill.co.uk


Group Classes 

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2-day 3D and Ring Block Percher Headpiece Masterclass with Creative Workshops.  SAT 24TH – SUN 25TH MARCH 2018


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Jinsin Abaca workshop Artipistilos Spain 23rd/25th October


Yorkshire Classes


Two Day Percher Hat £295 plus materials

Dates 27th /28th November 2017 Full

29th/30th January 2018

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. 




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

5th/6th February 2018 FULL

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)

8th/9th January 2018 FULL

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


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

15th/16th January 2018 FULL

8th/9th February 2018

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)

22nd/23th January 2018 ONE SPACE REMAINS

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Two Day intro introduction to millinery . £245 (allow £20 for Materials)

5th 6th March 2018 ONE PLACE LEFT

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)

15th November 2017 Full

17th January 2018

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/ 01943 839299 or email via the contact page.  justine@justinebradley-hill.co.uk


 Also should mention that I have a little black and white puppy – he may try to lick you hello when you first arrive but he soon understands what occurring and takes himself off to bed – if this is a problem please let me know.

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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