Make a Vintage Style Felt Fascinator

Join Susan Widlake of Mill House Millinery to design and create your very own fascinator.

Whether you prefer a vintage vibe from the 1950’s or a 1920’s Art Deco style, you can make a fascinator to suit you! If high street hats don’t fit you, either too big or too small, don’t worry – these designs can be made for any head size.

Over the course of 2 ½ hours you will be guided through making your own fascinator. They’ll be an assortment of ribbon, flowers, feathers and trims for you to create something unique to you.

Before you start your own creation, they’ll be a chance to try on some examples, so you can pick out what suits you.

– Do you know if you look better like the Duchess of Cambridge (hat slanting from bottom right to top left)? or Amal Clooney (hat slanting from bottom left to top right)

– Do you like colour contrasts, or all the same?

– Do you prefer one big statement, or something smaller and understated?

– Do you like flowers? Feathers? veiling?

Basic sewing skills are required, but if you might struggle, don’t worry, Susan will help!

We advise this workshop is aimed at those aged 16 and over.




7th September 2022


Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS,