Workshop by Lauren Ritchie



On Thursday 15 February, Lauren will give a workshop: ‘Shapes in Millinery wire'. Suzanne Jonker kindly makes her studio available for this purpose.


Class description

Learn how to create a classic halo or stunning tiara shape from wire. Create a headpiece that has height and unique shapes and that is also light and easy to wear. Explore working with millinery wire, - how to shape it, joining techniques - and explore different ways to cover the structure including in tulle.

Date, time and price

Thursday February 15 from 10 pm to 3 pm.

Price: € 89,95 p.p. Please bring your own lunch; coffee, tea, fruit juice and sweets will be provided.

Maximum number of participants: six. Sign up here 

The workshop will be held in English.



Atelier Zoo creatief, Zondaghof 6, 1335 LC Almere


Included in the price:

A metal comb, metal wire, flower tape, hat elastic, glue, needle, thread, tools


Please bring:

Wedding tulle of 0.20 m x 1.40 m (this will be the color of the halo shape), and 2 meters of laiton wire of 1 mm thick, black or white depending on the color of tulle. There is also tulle for sale in the studio (limited colors). Furthermore, wire cutters and a thimble and any extra decoration material such as flowers, lace, ribbon, etc.



About Lauren Ritchie

Lauren started her millinery career learning from some of the industry greats including Louise Macdonald, Paris Kyne, Serena Lindeman and Edwina Ibbotson. She now designs and creates for her label from a stunning studio in the Manchester Unity Building in the heart of Melbourne.


As a trained teacher Lauren enjoys teaching and mentoring students to explore the industry and further their skills. Lauren is a leader in the millinery industry as an editor and content creator for The Hat Magazine, head of content for Millinery.Info and past President of Millinery Australia. With a worldwide reputation, in 2023 Lauren taught for the Spanish Hat Association at their prestigious ‘Spanish Hat Week’.


Her work has been awarded Top 10 Finalist in the Millinery Australia Design Award two years running, a finalist in the 2023 Myer Lillian Frank Millinery Award and awarded second place in the Dutch Hat Association Competition. Her pieces have been worn by the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, Lord Mayor Sally Capp, VRC Ambassador Crystal Kimber, Illustrator Alexandra Nea along with Olivia Molly Rodgers.