B Unique with Bridal Head-Dress - 3rd July - [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 Bridal Head-Dress" - 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.

In this online, interactive, live training, students will learn a neat, easy method of creating a headdress base suitable for bridal, fashion or theatrical application using easily sourced materials.

Adopting a simple pattern for precision cutting bridal tulle and applying to the headdress to achieve movement and softness can be made very contemporary or the beginning something very traditional.

Making the lace trimming is an insight into simple but effect use of small quantities of lace, flowers, ribbon.


Students will cut, join and crescent shape headdress in the hand.

Wire headdress will be covered in strips of cut tulle and then covered in crinoline; allowing for loops each end and centre.

A template will be fashioned using collar block on card and marked.

Multiple layers of tulle will the cut according to template and then gathering thread run through ‘headline’

Marking quarters, tulle will be applied to headdress shape. Arranging flounces and tucks and then sewn.

Fine wires will be tulle bound and using flowers, lace, etc a spray will be fashioned in accord with crescent shape.


Date: Friday 3rd July

Aust: AEST 06:00 - 09:00.

UK: 21:00 (Thurs 2nd July) - 00:00

US East Coast: 16:00 (Thurs 2nd July) - 19:00.


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