B Unique with Millinery Hack: Stock to Chic - 3rd Oct - [Phillip Rhodes]

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B Unique Millinery's Virtual Workshop Series.

4 hr virtual session while you are at home and in your hat making space.

*** these sessions will NOT be recorded ***

These workshops will be limited to 15 people to ensure we can maintain a level interaction. If we have a large demand - additional sessions will be scheduled. This also maybe run in other time zones.

Anyone can join this virtually using Zoom, with plans to run these in each of B Unique Millinery's major Regions - Asia/Pacific (this one), North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa).

Pre-Work and required product list will be supplied.

Chance to test Zoom working correctly prior will also be available.

This session is "B Unique with Back to Basic Straw Hat" - with renowned Milliner Philip Rhodes.

Phillip is known as one of Australia's Master Milliners. One of the last Australian milliners to receive traditional workshop training, Phillip developed his craft whilst working in Australia and in London.

Whilst in London, Phillip's work with Europe's largest Costumiers, Berman and Nathan saw him undertake projects for Euro-Disney, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh.  A stint with English outfitter Herbert Johnston provided exposure to a celebrity clientele including Kylie Minogue, Joan Collins and Joanna Lumley just to name a few.

Phillip Rhodes Hats have been stocked in major stores across Australia since 1992 alongside Phillip’s made-to-measure practice.

Phillip continues to combine fashion headwear with an aligned career in the theatre. He is the house milliner at the Melbourne Theatre Company, Victoria Opera and The Australian Ballet.

Images of Phillip's fashion hats have been featured in Australian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire.

Course Objectives

Step away from the hat-block!

Take something commonplace and readily available and transform such ordinary materials into a beautiful chapeau.

Employing decorative techniques with woven rouleaux or ribbons, transform a mini-beret into an elegant base for a wreath of deconstructed fabric rose petals.

Enhance the headline with a fabric covered bandeau for a bespoke look.

And for la touche finale create a fabric covered inverted-conical core!


Students will pre-prepare approximately 3 dollar store (but good-looking) roses by carefully separating and grading petals into small and large sizes.

Satin ribbons or fabric rouleaux of half inch width can be used to create a woven beret tip that can be variegated or contrasting to rose petals.

Petals will be sewn to artistically cover the buntal beret, adding width and dimension all the way to the headline.

Fit a fabric covered band at the headline for a neat ‘couture’ finish.

A pattern will be provided for Phillip’s own conical core and learn the secrets of covering and adding finesse to this most tailored of trimmings.

Veiling adds allure and will be demonstrated for students to see the ‘knack’.

Date: Saturday 3rd October

Aust: AEST 06:00 - 10:00.

UK: 21:00 (Fri 2nd October) - 01:00

US East Coast: 16:00 (Fri 2nd October) - 20:00.


Ph: +61 7 5494 9299 or Mob +61 419 511 799

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