Learn the fine art of millinery. Create your own beautiful hats!


Beginning and Advanced workshops provide ideal opportunities to explore the world of millinery whether you're an aspiring milliner or simply interested in making hats for personal pleasure. Wayne is an experienced and skillful teacher who generously shares his knowledge. A well-equipped studio with an extraordinary collection of vintage and contemporary hat blocks provides a unique environment for your creativity to flourish.


Using traditional wood hat blocks, millinery felts and straw materials you will learn to block and shape hats, then create trims and embellishments to complete your wonderful hats. Small classes ensure personal attention and regardless of your experience, Wayne will adapt instruction and class work to your individual needs and assist you in creating wonderful hats.

Visit Judith Nowland Tricia Roush and Ulla Milbrath's blogs to read about their workshop experiences.

A Hat For All Seasons - Wayne Wichern - Ornament Magazine / Wayne Wichern - Hat Maker - TalkArt Interview With The Artist

Wayne Wichern - Portrait of a Milliner by Tracy Martin / San Francisco Chronicle - Milliner Wayne Wichern by Edward Guthmann


Ballard Millinery Studio: 1149 NW 52nd Street, Seattle, WA (Ballard/Fremont Neighborhoods - across from Obec Brewery next door to Ballard Serious Pie.


Guest Millinery Instructor  -  Tina Guintini of Bea & Evie Millinery


Join Ballard Millinery Studio in welcoming Tina Guintini who will teach her wonderful specialty classes in hand draped felt cloches and handmade millinery flowers. 


Tina Guintini - Bea & Evie Millinery


For twenty-two years Bea & Evie has been designing period-inspired hats with a contemporary edge. Our passion for the elegance of yesteryear is evident in the designs we create; combining colours, materials and textures into wearable works of art. All of our hats are hand-made to exacting standards from the highest quality materials. Each hat is hand-blocked and trimmed with an astounding array of vintage ribbons and flowers.


Our captivating range of one of a kind, and unusual hats is now available online and The Revival Retro Boutique, London. We also teach millinery classes; a great way to explore your inner flapper.


Bea & Evie is the creation of milliner Tina Giuntini. Known for her eclectic style, Tina was inspired by the flapper and Hollywood stars of the 1930’s. Based in London since 1996, Tina’s work has been further influenced by the mix of cultures and fast pace of London. The result is an approach that is casual, yet romantic. Instagram - Bea & Evie

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Tina's classes will resume in early 2023 Please check back.