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 or 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


Seattle, WA Studio:   1109 NW 52nd Street, Seattle, WA Ballard/Fremont Neighborhood - Down the driveway alongside the 1109 house to the white door.


Please note: my studio in Burlingame, CA is now closed. All workshops and classes are in Seattle, WA.

Seattle Studio Workshops & Classes are suspended until further notice.

My 2020 classes at Penland School of Crafts & Idyllwild Arts will be rescheduled for 2021 or 2022.  

Workshop/Class Calendar is updated frequently and is subject to change. Please check back.


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