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.

One day per month two places running on a Wednesday 10.00 -5.00 12 sessions cost £1500. (1 place remaining) 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 January 2020 one place

January 29th, 26th February, March 25th, April 29th, May 20th, June 24th  (July and August dates to be decided). Class dates for January starter will be added later.

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 are now running via Skype until further notice.

Group Classes run 10-4 (1 hour lunch)




Athena Mustard SS20 8X10

SKYPE classes max 4

Student will require a band block and flower making tools. Material list will be sent on booking 9th & 10th April 11th & 12th May STUDIO CLASS max 4 19th 20th October 2020 Two ay class – 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.

STUDIO£340 inc materials. £190 SKYPE



Dates coming soon add name to waiting list justine@justinebradley-hill.co.uk   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.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.

£190 date coming soon


Clara SS20 8x10

6th/7th May Skype only max 4 

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 £190 band block required.



20th 21st April Skype

28th/29th September Studio

Studio You will learn to cut, stiffen and shape the leather petals and then to create the beautiful floral spray of flowers, buds and leaves.

£340 inc Materials STUDIO £190  SKYPE flower making tools needed. material






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