I attended the “ Millinery for beginners “ course in February 2017 with Niav . The course was completed over one weekend and at the end of day one, I came away with my first headpiece and a great feeling of accomplishment. By day two I had developed techniques and the all important confidence to get started on my own Millinery journey.
Following the course I purchased three hat blocks , No.’s 3 , 7 & 12 , and that was enough to get me started as they can be combined to create amazing pieces . I set up my own business “ Michele Fallon Millinery “ shortly after from home. I have two young daughters and Millinery gives me great freedom to work from home.
Within one year one of my hats won 1st place in Naas “ Best Dressed Lady “ competitionI I myself , have won Fairyhouse “ Most Stylish Lady” competition, and I have just created two specially commissioned pieces for Royal Ascot .
I’d highly recommend the course as it’s such a lovely way to spend a weekend, if only for Niav’s scones . Thank you Niav, you’re an absolute lady.