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Contemporary Cockades Deluxe Course

Regular price $115.00 AUD

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 Macdonald 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

• 3 creative on-demand lessons + patterns
Unlimited access on any modern device
• Learn to make headwear in your own time
3+ hours of comprehensive video tuition
• Tutor correspondence included

CONTEMPORARY COCKADES
DELUXE COURSE


 

LESSON PLAN

COCKADE HEADPIECE
Explore manipulating the humble Petersham ribbon into cockades as your tutor Louise Macdonald guides you with her detailed techniques. Create a traditional trim or discover how to tailor the cockade for an innovative headpiece or unique headband.

Lesson Modules:
• Ribbon Fundamentals • Pleating Process
• Cockade Cloche • Beret Cockade

SAUCER COCKADE

Create a larger cockade with this ‘FerrisWheel’ style to adorn a saucer hat as you explore essential folding and invisible stitching. The skills in this lesson help you to perfect this creative cockade every time for a simple trim or a striking millinery feature.

Lesson Modules:
• Initial Folding • Creating a Circlet
• Cockade Saucer • Adorn Cockade

RIBBON ORIGAMI

Assemble a gorgeous floral cockade to trim hats in your size preference. A decorative hat band can also be achieved using this technique, plus explore the possibilities using alternative materials. Enjoy taking this time honoured style to a new level of contemporary design.

Lesson Modules:
• Cockade Preparation • Ribbon Design
• Floral Cockade • Final Assembly
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.
LESSON ASSISTANCE
Access online contact with your tutor for three months to ask lesson specific questions and feedback.

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.


LESSON ASSISTANCE
Access online contact with your tutor for three months to ask lesson specific questions and feedback.

CONTEMPORARY COCKADES
DELUXE COURSE


 

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

Millinery Product Kit - Discounted materials for this course.

CONTEMPORARY COCKADES DELUXE COURSE


 

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

Millinery Product Kit - Discounted materials for this course.