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Fascinator Hat Workshop

Elena Shvab Millinery

23 Harper Road London SE1 6AW United Kingdom

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  • One-day fascinator course

  • A short introduction to hat making, different hat styles, trimmings, and materials

  • Learn how to make a fascinator and different techniques to decorate it

  • Take home your own fascinator hat

  • Tea, coffee and all materials are included


Number of guests +£115pp




Spend a day with international award winning milliner Elena Shvab and learn how to make a fabulous fascinator. A new British brand for couture hats, Elena takes inspiration from nature, history, contemporary art and modern culture and continually works with bold shapes and experimental textile techniques to create dramatic silhouettes which she handcrafts in her South London studio. Her work has appeared in numerous fashion publications including Tatler, The Guardian and the Hat Magazine. The perfect experience for fashionistas.


Learn classic millinery skills from London-based milliner and textile designer, Elena Shvab. The international designer creates two seasonal collections a year along with bespoke pieces for private clients around the world. Some of her works can be spotted at major events like the Royal Ascot and the Melbourne Cup Carnival.Get in touch with your creative side and enjoy a one-day millinery course under expert guidance from Elena. The class will take place in Elena’s cozy studio in South London. After a short introduction to hat making, different hat styles, trimmings, and materials, the class will resume with learning various millinery techniques including how to create a fascinator base, manipulate sinamay straw, use wire, work with veiling and other traditional millinery stitches. By the end of the session you will gain invaluable millinery skills and leave with a beautiful finished fascinator that you made yourself.Hats and fascinators have long been part of British fashion culture and fancy headwear is de rigueur at many formal events particularly those attended by the royals and British high society. The whimsical headwear is also a must at weddings. The British love of hats is in a league of its own with traditions dating back centuries. Discover first hand the nation’s love affair with headwear with a workshop with renowned milliner, Elena Shvab. Perfect for fashion enthusiasts and lovers of all things royal. The only thing left is to find the perfect occasion to show off your bespoke couture fascinator.


23 Harper Road London SE1 6AW United Kingdom

Subject to the availability of Elena Shvab. Please contact your Truly concierge for exact dates

Closed on:

  • 08 May 2023 - 08 May 2023 Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III
  • 29 May 2023 - 29 May 2023 Spring bank holiday
  • 28 Aug 2023 - 28 Aug 2023 Summer bank holiday
  • 25 Dec 2023 - 25 Dec 2023 Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec 2023 - 26 Dec 2023 Boxing Day


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