How often do you find yourself hunting around the shops to find a very specific colour, shape or style headpiece for your next big event? Well, now you can save time and ensure you look absolutely fabulous at your event by making your very own fascinator at a fun workshop in London. Did we mention it also involves afternoon tea? Take a read of our interview with Sarah to find out more about her business and how it all began.
Q1. I would love to know how you got into fascinator making, please tell us how it all started!
A: I initially got into Millinery and making fascinators after living in Paris for a year. Here I worked with a Milliner and found I loved it! I have always been extremely creative and am at my happiest, designing and crafting. Having studied design and business as an undergraduate, specialising in this field was a natural progression and on returning to London I studied Millinery at Kensington and Chelsea.
Q2. For people like myself who are not the most creative, would you still recommend this experience?
A: Of course! I have people of all abilities attending, you can really make the design as complicated and involved as you like or simply learn the basics and create a simple design. I can help you at every stage of the process and can advise what looks good and assist you in bringing different ideas together. I’ve never had a student who didn’t love their creation so I’m sure you would do a great job!
Q3. Are you able to accommodate specific customer requirements for their fascinator?
A: Yes, I always try my best to accommodate. I have a wide range of different coloured bases which we work with so there is always a wide colour choice. After choosing the base colour you then need to develop the design, I carry a vast array of materials and embellishments but if individuals have specific requests I always try to oblige.
Q4. What type of occasions do participants usually make their fascinator for?
A: Many individuals attend to simply have the experience of creating their own fascinator. However plenty of others also book a workshop in order to create a design to go with a particular outfit for a special occasion. Often this is a wedding or a day at the races. I have even had several brides and mother of the brides attend in order to create something special for their own wedding or to wear to their daughters.
Q5. What three words would you use to describe your fascinator making experience?
Fascinating, Fun and Fabulous!
Thank you very much to Sarah for answering our questions about the fabulous fascinator workshop. I will definitely be visiting soon, as I have an upcoming wedding that this would be brilliant for and always love a traditional afternoon tea treat!