January 20, 2011

Your chance to learn millinery with Charo Iglesias


If you happen to be in Madrid, or at a flying distance, you should not miss this opportunity to polish or kickstart your millinery skills at the atelier of Charo Iglesias. Charo is an “old school” milliner (meant as a GREAT compliment), her hats are made to haute couture standards, and she has a distinguished and faithful clientele.

You can see some of her work at her website: www.charoiglesias.com

These are the courses she will be giving:

11, 12 and 13 February 2011: FASCINATORS, BASES and TRIMMMINGS

24, 25, 26 and 27 February 2011: BLOCKING HATS IN STRAW AND FELT

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 2011: KNOWLEDGE AND MANIPULATION OF STRAW 1



This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the best milliners around, and to do it at her own atelier. The only knowledge required is knowing how to sew by hand.

If you want details just let me know on the comments and I will email you the info I have (schedule, description of the course and prices).


  1. Que alegría ver que has vuelto a escribir en el blog y como siempre dando información interesante.
    Te agradecería que me enviases los detalles de los cursos, pues estoy interesada, vivo a unos 180 Km. de Madrid y según los horarios podría acercarme.
    Espero tus nuevos proyectos.
    Un abrazo.

    Comment by Eva — January 20, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

  2. Buenas tardes me ha pasado su link Carmen Aguadero, precisamente estoy interesada en realizar algún curso de milliner para ampliar formación.Soy gallega pero estoy interesada, podría enviarme los detalles y precios.Gracias de antemano.

    Comment by Ánxela — January 21, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

  3. Para no perdérselo…muy interesante.

    Comment by paco peralta — January 21, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

  4. Dang it. Rats. I am not even close to anywhere nearby, even with air mileage. Please take good notes for me OK?

    Comment by jill — January 22, 2011 @ 4:07 am

  5. Jill!! So good to hear from you! Thank you for commenting!
    Although I’m near Madrid (much nearer Madrid than you, definitely) it’s still “far away” and I wont be able to drop by on the courses… but Charo has told me there will be an “haute couture hats” course aimed at professionals and I might just plan a trip to attend that one!

    Big hugs from Barcelona!


    Comment by cristinadeprada — January 22, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

  6. Gracias, Eva, Anxela y Paco por vuestros comentarios.

    A los que lo han pedido ya os he mandado un email con la info, espero que os podáis apuntar y aprender un montón (y contármelo!!).

    Un abrazo a tod@s,


    Comment by cristinadeprada — January 22, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

  7. Dear Cristina,
    your work is really great. COngratulations.
    Would it be possible for you to forward me info about Charo iglesia’s course, Thank you.
    keep sewing please!

    Comment by fred — January 25, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

  8. Hola
    Te agradeceria que me enviases informacion sobre los cursos que impartirá Charo Iglesias. En concreto estoy interesada en “BLOCKING HATS IN STRAW AND FELT”. Muchas gracias de antemano

    Comment by Arancha — January 27, 2011 @ 10:03 am

  9. Hola Cristina,

    Felicidades, tu trabajo y el blog es muy interesante!
    Me encantaría que me enviaras mayor información sobre los cursos de Charo Iglesias, estoy muy interesada en ellos, y me encantaría asistir.

    Muchas gracias


    Comment by leticia — January 31, 2011 @ 12:11 am

  10. Dear christina,
    Your blog is always a delight !
    this looks great……this course looks really lovely ,hope you have a blast!
    You are one of the essential links I give to my millinery students !
    thanks for the sharing!!

    Comment by lina stein — February 8, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

  11. Hola Cristina.
    Me acabo de enterar de los cursos.Me podias informar al respecto, sobre todo del primero, pero los demas también son interesatísimos.No se si es demasiado tarde. Espero tu respuesta con impaciencia. Muchísimas gracias, un saludo.

    Comment by Esther — February 8, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

  12. Hi Lina,
    Thank you for your kind words and for directing your students to the blog.
    I wont be taking part in Charo’s courses since tgey’re aimed at beginners. She might be giving one of couture millinery in April for established milliners and I might go to that one.

    Comment by cristinadeprada — February 8, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

  13. Do you have info for 2012?

    Comment by christine marchell — January 23, 2012 @ 7:31 am

  14. Dear Cristina
    I love your blog really! thank you so much for lots of inspiration!
    i just saw this about hat course from Charo (too late T_T)
    by the way, if you can give me suggestion or more info about this course again for 2012
    would be great!

    my email : odecdec@yahoo.com

    thanks again and i become your fan!


    Comment by OH hathairat — February 3, 2012 @ 11:51 am

  15. Thank you OH!
    You can contact Charo Iglesias at this address for details on this years courses:

    charoiglesiasp (add here an @) hotmail (add here a dot) com

    Should you have problems contacting her let me know!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — February 3, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

  16. Christine, I gave your email to her, I hope she contacted you! If not drop her an email!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — February 3, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

  17. Christina,
    I wanted to pop in and tell you how excited i was to see you on pinterest. I use to stalk your blog when you first started and took a long break when my kids came along. So when I saw you I had to swing by. I was almost brought to tears at how well you are doing and being a part of the hat finale. I will be stalking again.

    Comment by Curvy Everyday — May 31, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

  18. Thank you Una, I’m glad you enjoy my blog, twitter and pinterest!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — May 31, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

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