Louise Macdonald has mastered traditional cockade trims and teaches you how to adapt for contemporary styled headwear, whether for a saucer hat, halo headband or trans-seasonal headpiece. Discover an intricate and practical system to ensure each fold is precise to bring the piece together to create gorgeous millinery. Be inspired as Louise shares her love of cockades with you.
Louise Macdonald has been making hats for well over 25 years and her signature style often features fluid hand sculpted straw trims and shapes creating unique adornments for the head.
Louise trained in London, UK as a theatrical milliner making hats for productions such as Pride and Prejudice and House Of Elliot. Since returning to Melbourne Australia in 1995 she began making fashion pieces and now her millinery year is dominated by the Melbourne Cup.
Over the years, Louise has taught at various tertiary colleges, presented at international workshops / conventions and offered millinery courses from her Melbourne studio.
WHAT YOU GET
• Learn to make headwear in your own time
• Tutor correspondence included
• Ribbon Fundamentals • Pleating Process
• Initial Folding • Creating a Circlet
• Cockade Preparation • Ribbon Design
LEARN IN YOUR OWN TIME
You have unlimited access to all your lessons so you can return to modules and recap on specific skills.
VARIETY OF INSTRUCTION
Be inspired by millinery tuition that covers practical technical skills, creative techniques and industry knowledge.
Access online contact with your tutor for three months to ask lesson specific questions and feedback.