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Summer 2023: Hat Making

Venue: Lock & Co., London SW1A

Dates: This workshop ran for five days from Monday 24th July 2023 until Friday 28th  July 2023. 

Workshop Information

Course Outline

During this 5 day workshop, you will learn some of the skills and processes of making and repairing a hat. You will spend some time with our Lock & Co.’s Master Hatter, learning how to steam, brush and polish hats, and some time in their famous kiln with their Hatsmith learning how to repair hats.

In Lock & Co.’s atelier, their Milliners will show you how you can block a hat and you will finish the week designing and creating hats!


About Lock & Co.

Established in 1676, Lock & Co. is the oldest hat shop in the world, the oldest shop in London & one of the oldest family-owned businesses still in existence! Find out more here.



This workshop will start daily at 10am and finish at approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 16 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 4 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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