Workshops

Bee Smith Millinery runs regular hat making and sewing workshops at different venues in and around Kingston-upon- Thames.

We run regular group classes and one to one full day courses (by appointment). We also take bookings for private parties, hen nights and birthdays. Please see the listings below for upcoming workshop dates and details.

We also offer gift vouchers for many of the workshops, please CLICK HERE more details.

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Upcoming Dates:

Saturday 9th July 2022 – Hat Making Workshop

2pm – 4.30pm. At United Response, Teddington

Come and create your very own headpiece to dazzle your friends and family with at parties and events.  Enjoy a glass of fizz and make yourself a wonderful hat to wear at weddings, parties and trips to the racecourse.

Book your place online:

Tuesday 26th July – Sew your own backpack for kids

10am – 3pm. At Wurkshop, Barnes

Fancy making a snazzy new backpack to take on your holidays, or will be ready for a cool and unique back to school bag that you get to design yourself? Join us and make your very own, handmade backpack that you will sew and decorate all yourself over the course of a day. This class will give you confidence with hand sewing and use of a sewing machine.

Thursday 18th August – Sew your own keyring for kids

10.30am – 12pm. At Kingston Museum

More details to follow soon….

Saturday 3rd December – Christmas Hat Making Workshop

2pm – 4.30pm. At United Response, Teddington

Come and create your very own headpiece to dazzle your friends and family with at parties and events.  Enjoy a glass of fizz and make yourself a wonderful hat to wear at weddings, parties and trips to the racecourse.

Book your place online:

Full Day Millinery Classes

Sinamay cocktail hat class – 1 day

Spend a day in the Bee Smith Millinery studio where you can design and make your own fascinator/ cocktail hat. You will be taught how to block your hat, wire it and add veiling/ trimmings. Please let us know any colour preferences in advance.

The class can be arranged for either Friday or Saturdays 10.30am – 4.30pm, at our studio in Kingston- upon-Thames. Tea, coffee and other drinks available all day.

The full day class costs £125, with all materials included.

This class can either be run 1-2-1 or as a group of up to 5 people.

Please note that there is no disabled access in the studios – there is a side door, so please contact us for further details if required.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+. Basic sewing skills are required.

Felt Cocktail Hat Making Workshop – 2 mornings

Would you like to learn a new skill?  Why not join us and learn how to make a felt cocktail hat over the course of two mornings?

Day 1: By the end of the first morning, you will have learned how to block your hat and choose and create your decoration.

Day 2: By the end of the second morning, your hat will have dried, been wired if necessary and will have been decorated with the finishings you have chosen.  You will leave with a creation of your own making!

The class can be arranged for either Friday or Saturdays mornings 10am – 1pm (or two x 3 hour time slot), at our studio in Kingston- upon-Thames.

The class costs £150, with all materials included.

This class can either be run 1-2-1 or as a group of up to 5 people.

Please note that there is no disabled access in the studios – there is a side door, so please contact us for further details if required.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+. Basic sewing skills are required.

Gift vouchers are available for all of these workshops, click here for details:

Sewing classes

We are now offering 1-2-1 sewing classes for adults at our studio, in Kingston. We can teach hand and machine sewing, reading patterns and basic dress making skills.

The cost is £20 per hour, with a discounted rate of £75 for a 4 hour session.
For booking info,
Please email us: Bee@Bee-Smith.co.uk or call the studio: 020 8546 9774

Private Parties

Fancy a hat making hen night or birthday party?

After a 2 hour workshop and a glass of bubbly, you and your guests will leave with a beautiful fascinator/ headpiece made by your own fair hands! There are many different styles for all abilities. Each workshop will be run by Bee, and maybe a glamourous assistant.

Groups of 5 – 25 can be catered for. The parties can either be held at your home, or at a venue of your choice.

Pricing

Prices are £45 per person and of course, the bride goes free! All materials included and a glass of Prosecco per person. Pricing does not include venue hire.
Bee Smith is based in Kingston-upon-Thames and is happy to travel within South London and Surrey.

For booking info,
Please email us: Bee@Bee-Smith.co.uk or call the studio: 020 8546 9774

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