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!

It was a struggle at the beginning, living back at home in Somerset & juggling a second job to pay for blocks & materials. But I was determined to make a successful business out of my passion for hats. 

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!  

What’s included:

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!

Tutors

  • Becky Weaver Editor of HATalk Magazine
  • Judy Bentinck
  • Denise Innes Spencer
  • Jane Fryers
  • Beverley Edmondson
  • Svetlana Faulkner
  • & Katherine Elizabeth Herself

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

Qualification:

Upgrade to VIP today to receive a Katherine Elizabeth Millinery qualification!  

After you’ve completed & passed each bundle over 12 months membership, you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion.

Just click the link now to find out more! 

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!!!

Investment:

£42 per month

Want to receive qualification?

Testimonials

Katherine Elizabeth is the very definition of Inspiration

As a Handbag Designer, Handcrafting my own creations, I have found Katherine Elizabeth’s expertise in owning an Online Store, a Brick & Mortar Shop, and maneuvering the Social Media world, invaluable.

I am so delighted to be able to access her vast knowledge as a maker and entrepreneur. To top things off, I get to grow as a Designer and expand my creative knowledge by learning about The Art of Hat Making/ Millinery. What a treasure we’re all getting by following Katherine Elizabeth’s lead. I’m so excited to start the journey.

- Sandy Barnes

I love your designs!

Thank you so much for an absolutely brilliant, inspirational training session yesterday, it just felt like I was having a good time. Apart from the superb blocking instruction and demonstrations, there were many other important things I learned such as not to use too many colours, detail of how to fold and stretch sinamay etc. You have a terrific choice of finishing embellishments and I feel totally justified in keeping and adding to my own stash of beads, buttons, feathers, fabric snippets, bits of stuff, everything ...

- Caroline

Katherine Elizabeth has a real passion for helping business women succeed.

Her 'Inspiring Creative Women' page shares tips, inspiration and weekly live webcams, that both encourage and support women business owners at all levels. It's an ever-growing online world out there and it can be frustrating and difficult to recognise genuine support. It is immediately obvious from the first live webcam you watch, that Katherine Elizabeth genuinely wants you to succeed."

- Amanda Loiselle

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?

Everything is based online and is completely virtual! The workshops and masterclasses are a mixture of pre-recorded video trainings and some are live-streamed from my studio in London. You can join the academy from anywhere in the world and you won’t miss anything!

I’m completely brand new to hat making, is this going to be too advanced for me?

Definitely not! During the membership, you’ll have trainings on the basics all the way through to advanced techniques. Everything is taught in an easy-to-follow way so that you’ll be able to keep up even if you’ve never made a hat before. And if you ever get stuck, you’ll have 24/7 access to the member’s community to help you!

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?

This is entirely up to you! You can be a member for as many months as you like, but I bet that once you’ve experienced the magic you won’t want to leave!

I have a holiday planned, and I think I’ll miss a month - will I be able to catch up when I get back?

Yes, every module will be kept on the membership site so as long as you are a member you will be able to have a look and learn from any bundle at any time.

What is the qualification, and how do I get it?

Once you have completed 12 months of the membership, you’ll be eligible for the Katherine Elizabeth Millinery Qualification. As part of the qualification process, you’ll be asked to submit photos of your work and some other pieces of homework to show you’re at the standard expected of Milliners who hold the qualification. Once you decide you’d like to apply for the qualification, there is an ‘examiner’s fee’ of £450 to cover the cost of marking 12 months of coursework and a final exam.
The qualification is completely optional, and you can decide to sign up at any time and backdate your progress on the modules you’ve already completed.

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!

If I want to leave the membership, is it easy to cancel?

Yes, you can cancel whenever you want. Just make sure it’s at least 5 working days before the next billing cycle and you won’t be charged for the upcoming month.

What if I sign up and decide it’s just not for me, can I get a refund?

Yes, you can. Just contact us and as long as it’s within 14 days we can issue you a refund.

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