Crinoline for absolute beginners with Denise Innes-Spencer


3:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona - Barcelona Design Museum
Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes,, 38, Barcelona, Barcelona, 08018

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This class is designed for the complete beginners, to introduce crinoline to the un-converted.

A basic class in learning the rules of:
• How to pull the thread to give fullness and how to shape around a block
• How to dispose of the fullness to create inverted downward and upward positioned curves.
• How to make a basic butt seal to hold cut ends together
• How to attach to your hat or headdress

Skills Workshop: Samples made in class for working with crinoline fabrics
Level: Must have experience of sewing, wiring and use of a crown block.

You will learn how to:
• Pull the string to dispose of the fullness
• Make a hat trim frill
• Neaten the untidy ends together with a simple butt-end seal

Tools YOU need to bring for this class :

  • Breathable mask, ‘N95’ is the one Denise uses, for mild fumes and it’s a disposable one. It should have a small filter on the front. Purchased from any DIY store. It’s 8,99€ for 3 at Leroy Merlin in Barcelona  (You cannot participate without your own mask)
  • Dolly head, ideally made of styrofoam* (let us know in the form if you don’t have one)
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Size 6 &7 needles
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Glass headed pins long and short

Duration 4 Hours: 15:30-19:30
Minimum to run: 4 (can be cancelled if this minimum is not reached)
Maximum to run:10

The teacher speaks English.

Price includes VAT. If you require an invoice let us know the invoicing details on the form below.

Denise is generous with her knowledge and encourages open discussion in the class.
You will receive handouts and photos of the examples, details of suppliers and other options, and an unparalleled experience.

Denise Innes-Spencer: Course tutor, Denise Innes-Spencer is the founder and creative director of The British School of Millinery. Author of ‘Tiara Headdresses’ and writer at large for The Hat Magazine. She has worked for top bridalwear designers Suzanne Neville, Tracy Connup, Jayne Boulton and Ben De Lisi. Denise is a Dexterity skills tutor for the Brain Charity Liverpool and a regular visiting lecturer for Liverpool John Moore’s University. Denise is well equipped to take you through the intricate ways of making delicate beautiful designs with this versatile fabric.


Bookings closed for this event