The Joy of Sinamay

Indulge in an array of techniques to explore the charm of Sinamay.

Sinamay is an impressive, versatile millinery fabric derived from the abaca tree, a banana palm native to the Philippines.

Amazingly, this strong, woven, rough textured material can produce hat foundations with a sharp defined shape and yet, as if by magic, can be manipulated to produce trims as delicate as a butterfly.



By familiarising yourself in the various processes you will be “smitten “and the joy will be in “what ever takes your fancy “

Places are limited so early booking is advisable:


Course 1 The Joy of Sinamay (Maximum of 3 Students for this Course) Course Venue Darfield Barnsley

Day 1
Date: Thursday 20th September 2018
Venue: The May Flower 41B Cliff Road Darfield S73 9HR
Time: Start 9.45  Finish: 16.00

Day 2
Date: Thursday 27th September 2018
Venue: The May Flower 41B Cliff Road Darfield S73 9HR
Time: Start: 9.45 Finish: 16.00


Early Bird Cost:  £130.00 (Early Bird – Book & Pay Before 23rd August 2018 )

The two-day Sinamay Course will include all the materials to make a finished product.

All courses materials will be provided.

Drinks will also be provided.

Please bring packed lunch or make arrangements to eat nearby at lunch time.

Students will take home their own sculptural headpiece made from Sinamay.

The Joy of Sinamay Course 1

Starts On:
September 20, 2018
9:45 AM
Ends On:
September 27, 2018
4:00 PM

Sherry Richardson 


Be enlightened by the qualities of Sinamay and the reasons for it`s popularity.

Sherry Richardson
Hat Designer