Learn how to make beautiful fascinators from professional milliner Sarah Jayne, and enjoy afternoon tea to top it off!
- London (London)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Those with a creative, whimsical side are sure to love this Fascinator Making Experience in West London. Spend an enchanting afternoon crafting your very own headpiece and discover your inner milliner!
You'll begin by meeting your host, Sarah Jayne, in her charming home opposite Big Ben. Upon welcoming you over the threshold, Sarah will proceed to guide you through the rest of the session, drawing on her wealth of expertise in the traditional art of hat making. You'll benefit from all her experience as you discuss colour themes and learn the different techniques required to produce a truly eye-catching design. All the necessary materials will be provided, including a sinamay base, straw braid, a comb, feathers and flowers - so you can make your piece as garish as you like! What's more, you can look forward to a traditional afternoon tea whilst you work - complete with delicate finger sandwiches and an exquisite selection of cakes. As the experience draws to a close, it's time to apply a few finishing touches before you depart - delighted by your new hobby and eager to show-off your creation!
The Fascinator Making Experience with Afternoon Tea in London is a great opportunity to apply your creative flair to a new craft and a voucher would certainly make a unique gift for the fashion-minded lady in your life.
The millinery class with afternoon tea can be booked on various weekday and weekend dates throughout the year, subject to availability.
Minimum age: 16
No previous experience is necessary.
Experience Duration: 03:00
Time at Venue: 03:00
The class lasts three hours, generally 11.00 - 14.00 or 13:00 - 16:00.
Participants: The Fascinator Making Experience with Afternoon Tea - London is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 6
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
Maximum group size: 6
There is no dress code for this experience.All equipment and materials are provided by the tutor.
The weather will not affect your fascinator making class and afternoon tea in London.
I didn't know what to expect before completing this experience, but all I can now say is it was fab! It is a great experience to complete with a friend, I enjoyed the afternoon tea and taking home my fabulous fascinator!
I had a really good time at the fascinator making experience, that I was given for a birthday treat! For someone who is not very arty and creative, I was shocked by the simplicity of the instructions by Sarah and the end result. The amount of materials that could be added was very impressive and really allowed everyone to create the designs they wanted. As it was an afternoon experience, it was lovely to also have a delicious afternoon tea to enjoy throughout. I can't wait to wear my beautiful fascinator to the next big event.
I’m not the best at arts and crafts, and I wasn’t sure how this Fascinator Making Experience would pan out. However, I was definitely ready to give it a go!
This fabulous fascinator experience is in a brilliant central location. From Vauxhall Station, it was only a short walk along the Thames – we even had a chance to take pictures of Big Ben!
On arrival, we buzzed the right apartment and made our way inside. Our host, Sarah, was extremely welcoming and made us feel at home immediately. On the table, at the centre of the dining room, were a variety of accessories with which to decorate our creations. There were feathers, beads, flowers, ribbons, buttons, butterflies, and more!
We took our seats as the other participants began to arrive. It was a small group, which meant we could get to know everyone and Sarah had plenty of time to help each of us.
After admiring some previous participant’s creations, we were ready to begin! Feeling inspired, I immediately picked a cream base, while Bex chose black. We could then get creative – adding feathers, beads, and lace for extra height.
As we sowed our masterpieces together, Sarah kindly began making tea and preparing finger sandwiches and scones. These were then placed in the centre of the table on dainty china plates. They looked delicious – I only wish there were a few more cakes!
While tucking in to our afternoon tea, Bex and I continued to work on our fascinators. I found it really therapeutic and couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed the experience as a whole. My arts and crafts side appeared again! Sarah was very helpful when it came to the trickier parts and you could tell she loves sharing her impressive skills and knowledge with others.
Once we were finished, we were given a gift bag to take our fascinators home in. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would love to visit again at some point!
A massive thank you to Sarah Brice for having us!
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!