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Never buy another hat. This class will teach you how to handmake a lifetime of gorgeous, graceful raffia hats.

With over 30 years of raffia weaving and teaching under her belt, Charlotte will turn making your own raffia hat into a breeze. Across four hours (with a biscuit break!) she will offer in depth instructions on how to create two different hat styles of two different sizes. This will in turn open the door to hundreds of further design options. Your hat making introduction will cover crafting and stitching together a continuous plait of 10 metres. In accessory, as you plait and sew raw, loose raffia into an elegant, finished hat, Charlotte will share her wisdom regarding:

-How to colour raffia

-Hat blocks and sizing

-Hat Steaming

-How to create different styles of hat brims (such as raffia trim along the brim!)

Learn about your medium, as Charlotte shares where raffia is grown around the world and how to recognise it in its highest quality.

With a maximum of 10 student, this class will allow for plenty of professional one-on-one millinery tuition. Not only will you bring home your own uniquely handmade hat – you will also bring home the wisdom to create many more hats, of your favourite styles and colours!



Want to book a private workshop for your group? Work-Shop can offer a unique range of classes for your next team-building adventure, birthday bash, Christmas do, or hens party! Make a terrarium, paint and sip, pottery and plonk, printmaking, resin homewares, wreaths or flower crowns – whatever tickles you, Work-Shop has got you covered. So fire up the crew, book a workshop and unleash your creativity with friends and co-workers. For more information, get in touch with our Brisbane manager: chloe@work-shop.com.au


What you'll get

-All raffia and millinery equipment will be supplied in-class

-You will make your own raffia hat to take home

-You will leave with the knowledge of how to create lifetime of raffia hats (another feather in your cap!)


what to bring

-No previous knowledge required. 🙂


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.