Justine

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

Justine has over 30 years of design experience and 17 years millinery practice; a highly qualified teacher offering bespoke one-one millinery tuition and master class workshops.  Justine has gained a BSc (Hons) Degree in Textiles as well as the City and Guilds Level 2, Level 3 in Creative Arts specializing in Millinery and HNC in Millinery from Leeds College of Art.

I have been a guest tutor for London Hat Week 17/18/19 and 2020, Parkin Fabrics, Hat Blocks Direct, Artipistolis Spain, The Creative Workshops and Hatwalk Ireland.

One year introduction to millinery – booking now open.

Total  cost £1500  initial deposit of £500 and then 5 monthly payments of £200.

This an introduction to millinery to get you started on your journey consists of 12 sessions  over the one year (1 session per month). 

Dates starting SEPTEMBER  2020 2 places available 

The year will introduce you to the basics of millinery.

  • Straw
  • Sinamay
  • Felt
  • Feathers
  • Silk flower making
  • Trims
  • Head fittings, Alice bands and prongs
  • Dyeing  sinamay/straw/feathers

Please email your interest to justine@justinebradley-hill.co.uk 

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1-1 VIRTUAL OR STUDIO TEACHING covering a topic of your choice- £200 per day. Get in touch to discuss.


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LEATHER BLOCKING AND FLOWER TRIM

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The art of leather blocking and flower making two day workshop 9.30am -3.30pm

In class £250 – 23rd & 24th November Sold out

Zoom £200 – 21th & 22nd September 1 place Left

January 12th & 13th  3 places left


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RIGID VEIL

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Blocked leather centre with rigid veil brim with simple leather flower. My signature class a flat rigid veil piece with leather or straw centre and simple leather flowers.

Two day workshop 9.30am -3.30pm.

Zoom class 9th & 10th November Sold out


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THE STRAW HEADBAND/HALO BAND

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 Make a Couture Halo Headband in Parasisal Straw with a Foundation Material Learn the couture millinery techniques needed to create a headband in parasisal straw, this season’s must-have when it comes to headwear. How to block and finish your band to a high standard. How to make a pattern so you can be economical with the parasisal. How to line your headband.The most effective way to attach your piece to the head.

Two day workshop with straw trim 9.30am -3.30pm COMING SOON

One day work shop with out trim 9.30-3.30pm 20th October 2 places left

Zoom class two day £200 -14th & 15th September SOLD OUT


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ADVANCED SILK ABACA MASTER CLASS

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Create a beautiful headpiece using silk abaca to a couture standard. This class is not suitable for a complete beginner. Some basic millinery skills are needed. Class covers blocking abaca and trimming with wraps and flowers.

£295 inc materials. Two day class max of two students

September 7th & 8th in studio 9.30-4.30 SOLD OUT

Zoom 30th November 1st December 9.30-3.30 4 places


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Dior Brim Master class

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Dior Brim master class, blocking large Dior brims with buntal mats.  Working with my specially designed Dior brim blocks. We also look at ways to position the piece and secure to head. Students are encouraged to bring trim to finish the piece in the class. This class is not suitable for a complete beginner.

Two day class max of two students £330 plus materials.

October 12th & 13th


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Group Master classes are taught on a 1-2 bases in order to give individual attention.   Also I should mention that I have a little black and white dog, if this is a problem please let me know.

DSC_0600_FotorLocation Based in the picturesque village of Addingham, about 17 miles north west of Leeds. We are 30 minutes by car from Leeds Bradford Airport and a short taxi journey from Ilkley train station. Places to stay nearby https://www.olicanapark.co.uk   Grouse is perfect for one person or a couple and can book for a night. http://thedevonshirearms.co.uk https://www.blackhatilkley.co.uk