Discover the Millinery & Business Academy!
What if you could discover a new creative talent that created beautiful, wearable pieces of art that you could actually grow into a thriving business that more than funded your life and dreams?
The Millinery & Business Academy is designed to help you do exactly that!
Not only will you learn the practical hat-making skills you need to craft designs that would ‘wow’ at Royal Ascot…but you’ll also learn the behind-the-scenes business strategies you NEED to succeed!
You’re here because you want to continue your millinery journey, with all the skills & guidance you need to create the most beautiful hats.
Maybe you’d love to be able to leave your job & turn your hobby into a business, too.
Or maybe you’re ready to expand your current millinery business…with the freedom to be creative, doing what you love AND create the income you desire.
You’ll find it ALL waiting for you, inside The Millinery & Business Academy!
Hi, I’m Katherine!
I’m an award-winning millinery designer with a shop in the iconic Oxo Tower London.
I have worked with designers & artists including Jasper Gavida, Stephen Jones, The Noisetts, Lily Allen, Dita Von Teese, Jameela Jamil (to name just a few!).
I have successfully taught thousands of students all about millinery & business over the years and worked with companies such as Visa, Investec, Royal Bank of Canada to put on special millinery events in venues such as the Cliveden house, Chewton Glen, Berkley Hotel, the Rosewood Hotel.
My journey has been incredible. There have been so many ups & downs and all too often, I’ve learnt the hard way!
I started a collection & sent some photos to Harper’s, with a little letter introducing myself. And to my amazement, they actually featured my design on their shopping page!
Within a few years, I had taught myself more than I ever thought possible about millinery. I’d established myself as a designer & clients were starting to approach me. I left my job to become a full-time milliner & since then, my business and my profile has grown & grown!
So whether you’d love to learn more & indulge your passion for hats – whether it feels overwhelming to turn your hobby into a successful business, OR whether you’re established & ready to take your business to the next level…
You don’t have to work all this out on your own. You don’t have to spend thousands on training or trawl the internet for solutions & snippets of training.
The Academy is here to help you create incredible hats you adore AND turn your passion into a thriving business (if that’s what you desire!)
I absolutely adore millinery & running my own business. There is nothing I love more than seeing the artists I work with thrive & seeing you succeed in your creative business.
I can’t wait to welcome you inside!
When you join the Academy, you’ll get access to online video tutorials & masterclasses, helpful worksheets & an amazing community of creative milliners just like you, who will help you stay on track & feel supported every step of the way.
You’ll receive training sessions from Katherine Elizabeth Millinery as well as a host of other amazing experts such as Judy Bentinck expert Milliner, Abi Hugo Instagram Expert & PR Expert Lucy Griffiths, to name just a few!
Every month, you’ll unlock a new masterclass covering themes like:
- 1940s Felt
- Sculptural Ascot
- Designing with Feathers
- Parasisal Straw
- Blocking & Designing
- Getting PR for your Business
- Creating a Website
- Getting Clients
- Making Money From Instagram
- Building Confidence to Sell
And so, SO much more!
We already have over 36 amazing courses in the Academy for you to dive into straight away.
As the Academy is completely virtual, you can join from anywhere in the world & access the tutorials via your computer or even your phone! You’ll be learning a mix of classic techniques and priceless advice from award-winning Milliner and Business Owner Katherine Elizabeth.
Katherine will be on hand to help you every step of the way so you never feel alone. You can ask any questions in the group at any time, as well as have a live online call once a month, so you feel completely supported!
Whether you’re already a milliner or you’ve never worked on a hat before; whether you have a business already or you’d LOVE to start one – it doesn’t matter. Because inside the Academy, you’ll learn ALL the tricks of the trade!
A membership experience that is empowering, practical & supportive. Helpful to beginners and experts alike. A place where you’ll find answers to tough questions like:
“How do I make a career out of my creative passion?”
“How do I find clients who can afford the hats I’d love to make?”
“How do I expand my business, grow my social media following & raise my profile?”
This is what you will get!
Inside the Academy you get all of this training, more every month and a wonderful community of helpful milliners who are there to answer all your questions, give advice and support (as well as Katherine Elizabeth herself!)
We hold Q&A’s every month so you can come on and ask questions to the experts live.
We also have a Facebook Group just for members and hold ‘Hat Down Friday’ sessions every week – with all the latest news, what’s been happening in my business so you can learn from it, keeping you up to date on what is happening in the industry, to answer any questions and give you a tip of the week!
All of this is included in your monthly membership, for just £42 a month. Or you can choose to upgrade to VIP and receive a qualification too!
Millinery Bundles such as:
- Create your own headpiece
- Sculptural Felt Hats
- Parisisal Crown and Brim Bundle
- Royal Ascot Racing Hat
- Knotted Sisal
- Trilby Hat
- Silk Abaca
- Leather headpiece
- Halo Crown
- Sculptural Futuristic headpiece
- Clematis Flower with Svetlana Faulkner
- How to design a collection
- Bridal Bundle
- Spiral Racing Hat
- Create a Fish leather flower with Jane Fryers
- Sculptural hat with Bias strips and Fosshape
- Buckram and parisisal straw headpiece
- Ballerina Rose leather flower with Svetlana Faulkner
- Wired halo Crown with Denise Innes Spencer
Business Bundles such as:
- We have bundles on PR and Publicity for your business with Lucy Griffith
- Building your website and Seo with Stephanie Latorri
- Building your confidence
- Photography with New York Photographer Stacey Natal
- Pricing your hats bundle
- Instagram with Abi Hugo
- GETTING AND RETAINING CUSTOMERS WITH BEVERLEY EDMONDSON
- Getting your business visible with your PR story – Nicola Rowley
- Facebook Content and Adds with Becky Wise and Dawn Baxter
- Grown your own millinery business online with Dawn Baxter
- Pinterest Bundle With Ally Davis
- Canva training with Thea Newcomb
- Brand Positioning
- Content marketing for milliners by Oana Gheorghita
- Photo Shoot Styling with Samantha Harman magazine editor and qualified stylist & Sian O Donnell London fashion & wardrobe stylist
- Luxury Marketing with Deep Bhagalia
How it works:
- Access To All the Academy’s Millinery Courses (Value:£3000)
- Get-Clarity Workbooks
- An online Q&A Video Call every Month (Value £150)
- Feedback Inside Our Exclusive FB Group (Value £597)
- Instant Access To All Available Courses
- Access To All Future Courses (while you’re a member)
- A Vibrant And Supportive Community
- Learn At Your Own Pace
- Cancel Any Time With Two Clicks Of A Mouse
All This For £42 a Month!!!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the Millinery & Business Academy work?
The Millinery & Business Academy is a monthly membership, a bit like Netflix – except each month you’re a member you unlock a brand new lesson. Each month has a different theme with unique tutorials and trainings that you’ll go through with the community. Once you’ve unlocked a month of content, you keep access to it, so you can revisit it whenever you like.
Are any of the workshops in-person, or are they all online?
I’m completely brand new to hat making, is this going to be too advanced for me?
I’ve already taken a Millinery course, will I be repeating things I already know?
Depending on which qualification or training you’ve already done you might find that the first lesson is a little basic for you, but don’t let that put you off!
Next we have a Sculptural 1940’s felt hat Bundle and in March we cover Royal Ascot Sculptural hats, this is very involved so you will learn a lot. Future classes include, abaca fabric, parisisal straw, trilby hats, futuristic hats, sculptural feathers, block making, and lots more…..
On the business side, we have bundles in how to run your millinery business, how to sell, bring in customers, get your business on the first page of google, how to design, use social media effectively and lots more!
If anything you’ll be spoiled for choice with all the new workshops and tutorials at your fingertips!
How many months do I need to be a member for?
I have a holiday planned, and I think I’ll miss a month - will I be able to catch up when I get back?
What is the qualification, and how do I get it?
Life is about to get busy, so I'm wondering if I should wait and join the NEXT round?
Definitely, don’t wait! Not only will you miss out on unlocking the unique content of the months you’ll also miss out on the current pricing. The next time the doors open will be sometime this year, the price will be £45/month, so if you’d like to lock in that lifetime pricing of £42/month make sure you join now!