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Cancelled: Hat Making Workshop

April 25 @ 11:00 am-1:00 pm

This concert has been cancelled due to precautions being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In the world of fast fashion, take time to slow down and enjoy the art of bespoke millinery! Learn the essentials of the millinery process lead by Susie Barford, who has crafted stunning hats that have graced the Royal Enclosure at Ascot! Each participant will make their own hat, while learning the essentials of the millinery process in a practical, two-hour session as a means of introducing race day hat making. No prior experience necessary. Materials for the hats will be provided but if you have additional trimmings you’d like to add, feel free to bring them along.


3 color options will be available: Classic Blue, Flame Scarlet and Coral Pink.  Based upon the spring/summer color trends of New York Fashion week. Colors options will be first come first serve.




Meet our Milliner

Susie Barford first entered the millinery world in 2015 when a client of her marketing brand asked her to create hats for the Royal Enclosure at Ascot; the most famous event in the British race day calendar. Susie had always had an interest in customizing and making her own clothes and being British, she had always admired the hats worn by the Royal family at major events. This natural curiosity and a creative flair compelled her to learn how to make her own hats and start her own business, Susie Barford Millinery.

Susie was recently invited to become a member of the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. She absolutely loves to wear her own designs and also makes couture hats for clients going to special occasions and horse race events the world over. She divides her time between her millinery studios based in Georgetown, DC and Notting Hill, London.

Search @susiebarfordmillinery on social media or visit her website http://www.susiebarford.com to find out what Susie is currently working on, to discuss your bespoke millinery requirements or arrange private instruction.




April 25
11:00 am-1:00 pm


2715 Q St NW
2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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