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Enquire About AvailabilityMillinery Perfection for Intermediate and Advanced Milliners

Saturday 6-13 July 2019with Dillon Wallwork

About the Workshop

Haute-couture milliner Dillon Wallwork returns to Chateau Dumas again in 2019 for the tenth year in a row. With over 30 years’ experience in high-end model millinery Dillon has a set of skills that make his classes essential for students wanting to learn about traditional model millinery.

This workshop is aimed at competent milliners who are looking to take their skills to a more advanced level. During the week Dillon will cover advanced skills for blocking and advanced techniques for creating a variety of foundations.

There’ll be a focus on refining skills for working with traditional millinery fabrics and materials such as sinamay.  Dillon will demonstrate how to cover crowns, pillboxes and headpieces with a variety of fabrics and how to construct large brims including techniques for fabric-covered couture edges.

Understanding how to achieve a professional finish is key and Dillon will introduce you to a range of millinery materials and explain their uses and properties. Balance, proportion and design will all be discussed as well as exploring some of the wonderful trimmings that can be used to complete a hat. In addition Dillon will demonstrate different methods of securing a hat so that it fits comfortably and sits firmly in place.

The workshop coincides with the local International Hat Festival, Estivales du Chapeau,  which takes place in the nearby town of Caussade.   We will visit the Festival during the week as well as the farmer’s market in the medieval town of St Antonin-Noble-Val.

This workshop will suit those with intermediate to advanced millinery experience who are wishing to build on and perfect their skills. 

Dillon Wallwork

Dillon Wallwork has been a prominent milliner for over 30 years and has provided one-off hat and headpieces for society and red carpet events.  Dillon trained at milliners Philip Somerville where he became Design Director and oversaw the production of millinery for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales. 

www.dillonwallwork.co.uk

"I have had the best millinery experience this week. Our group was such fun to work and play with" Christine M, USA

Read more testimonials here


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner out at guest's own cost)
  • 5 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • All foundation materials are included

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner out in a restaurant at guests' own cost

Additional Information:

  • Single occupancy ensuite bedroom 2625E-2825E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 2700E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2475E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 1850E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 1225E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 550E is required to secure your place with the balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paid
  • Chateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport
  • We require you to take out insurance before travelling to Chateau Dumas in case of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your attendance
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 8 participants

Workshop:
Millinery Perfection with Dillon Wallwork

Starts on:
06 July 2019

Length:
7 Days

Prices From: 1850 Euro

Non-Participating Partner Price: 1225 Euro


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner out at guest's own cost)
  • 5 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • All foundation materials are included

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner out in a restaurant at guests' own cost

Additional Information:

  • Single occupancy ensuite bedroom 2625E-2825E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 2700E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2475E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 1850E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 1225E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 550E is required to secure your place with the balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paid
  • Chateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport
  • We require you to take out insurance before travelling to Chateau Dumas in case of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your attendance
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 8 participants

Because of nature of our workshops, and the small number of places available, we will need to manage orders personally. If you are interested joining us on this workshop, please fill in the details below and we will get in touch shortly.