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Jeanette Sendler has an international reputation for creating stunning theatrical hats. She regularly runs millinery workshops, evening classes & summer schools from her Millinery Studio in Perth .
Hat in the Cat Studio
Evening Classes
Summerschools 2011


Classic image of white felt mohican head-dress Striking goathair feathering. Side  view of girls head. Eyes closed
Some of Jeanette's creations
Please click a hat above to view Jeanette's Hat page
Model in Blue Thistle inspired bonnet made by Jeanette
Above Thistle inspired hat, which was used in a national media photocall to launch VisitScotland's Thistle Awards 2006 - the annual tourism industry awards in Scotland.' photo Paul Dodds.
Hover your cursor over hats below for more details Photos: Dave J Ford
Blue Border photos:Joanna Kane
Redhead in black sinamay cocktail hat with dyed  twisted pink peacock feathermodel in purple/brown turban
model in orange felt head-dress with orange felt spikes. Spikes lining up with  African style pleatsClose up of Sinamay hat with peacock feather trim
Recreation of 1900  wided brimmed stitch straw hatRecreation of 1840's bonnet in stitch straw

The 5 day Summer School:

This five day intensive millinery course, taught by Jeanette will take place from at her studios in Perth. You will have the chance to make up at least two hats. Starting with your own design you will learn how to block industrial felt and straw, wire, cover and trim your hats using traditional methods, yet with a modern twist. The course is restricted to 6 students thus allowing lots of individual tuition. You can make a charming summer hat or something to wear to a wedding or special occasion. There are no barriers.

Orange Felt hat with orange spikes
White merino felt hat with a nest  as a trim

Time:......10.00am - 5.00pm with a 45 minute lunch break
Venue:.... 2 Main Street, Bridgend, Perth,
Cost: .......£340 including £50 non – refundable deposit.

Materials: Some material is included and Students will have the opportunity to purchase additional hoods to take home.
No accommodation is provided however if you require lodgings we will be happy to help you find somewhere suitable within your budget.

The hats featured above are from Jeanette's felt collection. However, this is just one medium you can use


Day 1: Introduction to millinery
Design and hand block hat using buckram

Day 2: Continue with construction of first hat
Talk on a selection of vintage hats.

Jeanette in Stich straw hat

Jeanette in one of her own straw designs


Day 3: Finishing off first hat and designing your second hat. This may be a cocktail hat or fascinator in sinamay

Day 4: Making your second hat

Day 5: Finishing off your creations
Mad Hatters Tea Party to which you can invite your friends to admire your millinery and enjoy a cup of tea

Classic image. Single red peacock  feather open sinamay  'top' hat
To book your place on this 5 day intensive millinery course please download, print off & fill in the form and send it with your deposit for £25 to:
Hat in the Cat Shop
2 Main Street
Bridgend, Perth

Scotland, PH2 7HB

Click on the hat for the booking form



Jeanette taught millinery for 7 years at Edinburgh College of Art and gives workshops on hat making, felt making and fibre art. Her courses rated highly consistantly winning awards  
Jeanette in Stich straw hat
busy workshop table

Jeanette... & one of her studio tables laid for work



Newburgh Textile Centre of Excellence

Textile Centre of Excellence
3 Clinton Street
Newburgh, Fife

Scotland KY14 6DP

email: Jeanette
landline: 01337 841004
Hat Shop: 01738 624213
mobile: 07813 023607
webpage: davejford