B Unique with Putting-it-together - Hat or Trim?- 25th Feb - [Phillip Rhodes]

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B Unique Millinery's Virtual Training Series (presented during 48 Hr Millinery Mayhem)

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).

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

About Phillip

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.

About the Workshop

Putting elements together creatively is easier said than done.

Mixing materials and textures; hand-made and purchased trimmings; sinamay, silk and veiling; to create a confection of a cocktail hat or simply a spectacular trimming or headband.

In a big session of repurposing commonplace millinery materials, this class will see students shred and then gather-up veiling into ribbons.

Unravel a straw braid hat  or braid from the roll and together lets make and process some skeletal leaves. Process unstiffened sinamay strips into organic forms before creating a wire framework  to house jewelled elements ,sinamay, straw and veiling into a billowing wreath of loveliness.

Bonus skills of veiling the hat and making simple wire prongs for personalised, expert fitting, always ensure a professional finish that adds dollar value to all millinery.

Add a sinuous fabric or ribbon bow as the final punctuation.

A myriad of tricks and technique in one fun class.

Prep work

You will leave with

Hat or a Trim

    Contact Details: +61 7 5494 9299 or Mob +61 419 511 799


    Date: Thursday 25th February

    AU AEST - 6 am - 10 am (Qld)

    AU ADST - 7 am - 11 am (Sydney/Melbourne)

    UK Time - 8 pm - 12 am (Wed 24rd Feb)

    USA West Coast - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Wed 24rd Feb)

    USA East Coast - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Wed 24rd Feb)

    Supply list

    • 1/2 meter stiffened sinamay,
    • 3 meters straw braid (I used natural straw milano braid and lilac 'hemp' braid)
    • 3 meters gold fine braid or thin christmas-type ribbon,
    • I chose 6 metal floral embellishments from B Unique and 9 single gold daisies also B Unique.
    • I used a good corner of stretch mesh embroidered with sequins to cover the sinamay base just to add texture and interest.
    • 3 meters of normal gauge millinery wire
    • 1 meter veiling
    • a good bias corner of fabric (colour to tone to project)


    Standard Millinery Sewing Kit with needles, matching threads, etc.

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