Workshops & Events

Pop Up shop at Vintage and Very Nice Handmade Market, The Assembly Rooms, Chichester: 7th March, 10am – 4pm

If you would like so see some of our ready-to-wear collection come and find our ‘pop up shop’. Isabella Josie will be there offering lots of advice, bespoke orders and commissions can also be taken.

Hat drop in @ Cherry Vintage, Chichester:

Wedding or special event coming up? Not sure what style of hat or fascinator to go for? Pop along to our ‘hat drop -in’ and get some professional advice from Isabella Josie.

Saturday 21st March, 1pm – 3pm
Saturday 18th April, 1pm – 3pm
Saturday 16th May, 1 – 3pm

2020 Millinery and Hat Workshops @ Denmans Gardens, Fontwell, West Sussex.

Our hat crafty workshops are the perfect way to have fun and spend some time getting creative with friends – a workshop voucher also make a great birthday or Mothers Day present!

Fascinator Headbands – Friday March 20th, 12.30pm – 3pm
Headbands are this years ‘must-have’ hair accessory. Learn how to make your very own designer headpiece by creating a range of beautiful trimmings to adorn a pre-prepared headband. We will be donating £5 for every place booked at this workshop during March to ‘Wear A Hat Day 2020’ for Brain Tumour Research
Fascinator making fun – Friday 15th May, 12.30pm – 3pm
Planning a special outfit? Want to create your own headpiece? In this workshop you will learn how to create a simple fascinator from a range of beautiful millinery materials.
Re-trim your hat – Friday June 12th, 12.30pm – 3pm
Do you have a hat you would like to revamp? Join us to make a range of fabulous trimmings to up-cycle your hat. 
1940’s style sculptural headpiece – Sunday 23rd August, 10.30am – 1pm
Love vintage? Planning an outfit for Goodwood Revival? Put your creative skills to the test as you learn to design and create your very own 1940’s style sculptural headpiece.
Ribbon Cockades – Sunday 20th September, 10.30am – 1pm
Have you ever wondered how to make a beautiful ribbon cockade? Join us to make your own ribbon cockade brooch, shoe clip or hat decoration, perfect for your autumn wardrobe. 
Information for all workshops:
  • All sessions will last approx 2.5 hours and cost £45 per person and are held at the beautiful Denmans Gardens in West Sussex.
  • Sessions are suitable for beginners, simple hand sewing is required.
  • All materials* and equipment will be provided .*Please note, guests will need to bring their own hat for the ‘Re-trim your hat’ session. 
To book your place at a workshop please email
Private workshops or hat parties can also be booked – a great way to celebrate a special birthday or afternoon out with your friends. Minimum class size is 4 people.

Please get in contact to find out more about these exciting craft workshops, they are great fun and perfect for a group of friends for any occasion.  Weekend and evening sessions available. Isabella Josie is also available for private bookings for hen parties, special birthdays and events, WI talks and Corporate Team Building Events.

“Isabella’s initial instructions, creative guidance, and skills in millinery made for a really special part of the bride-to-be’s day.”

After a Fascinator Making Hen Party Workshop

“It was a fun evening with a very talented milliner. I learnt so much and went away with a wearable fascinator.”

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