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

Justine has over 30 years of design experience and 16 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.

Dates starting OCTOBER  2020 4 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






All classes through distance learning until further notice.




Athena Mustard SS20 8X10

 Students will require a band block and flower making tools for distance learning. Learn how to block a leather band shape with a simple leather flower. Learn the couture technique to ensure the perfect finish – no glue just good old fashioned stitching. 

Material list will be sent on booking.

£190 /VIDEO CLASS with Skype assistance



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. Students will require a button block and flower tools for distance learning.

Material list will be sent on booking

£190 /VIDEO CLASS with Skype assistance.




Clara SS20 8x10

 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.This class is not suitable for a complete beginner. Some basic millinery skills are needed. All materials and equipment are provided, although students are welcome to bring their own sewing kit if they would like too.  

SKYPE/VIDEO INSTRUCTION DATES TO SUIT Students will require a band block  for distance learning. Material list will be sent on booking

£190 VIDEO CLASS with Skype assistance





SKYPE/VIDEO INSTRUCTION DATES TO SUIT Students will require flower making tools.

Material list will be sent on booking

£190 VIDEO CLASS with Skype assistance



Group Master  classes are taught on a 1-3 bases in order to give individual attention.  A light lunch and refreshments throughout the day are included in the cost.  Also I should mention that I have a little black and white dog, if this is a problem please let me know.

DSC_0600_Fotor   Location 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