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Create your own custom hat

Auckland, New Zealand

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Experience hosted by Martina

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

For the first time Makadora is opening their doors for all hat lovers to come and work alongside our esteemed Hat-maker to create their own hats. You will not only get an opportunity to learn the creative proces behind this rare art form but you will also leave with a custom hat you can cherish forever.


This 3 hr workshop will be run in 3 parts:


Part 1: TAILOR

In the first hour you will receive a customized measurement by the Hat-maker which will determine your perfect hat size! We will then allocate your hat block as well as teach you how to use each antique Hat-making tool. You will then choose the colour of felt you would like to use to create your custom hat.

Part 2: SHAPE

During this segment you will learn how to block your hat using our antique tools and create the final shape of your masterpiece. You will receive a live demonstration from the Hat-maker and she will work with you to perfect your shape.


Part 3: DESIGN

The final segment of the workshop is the most creative! You will choose the materials you want to use for your final hat design and start putting together the detailing you envision. During this process the Hat-maker will be there to help you finish your design and brainstorm creative ideas on how you can give your hat its your own unique touch!

*Each hat created on the day will receive a personalised signage with your initials in the hat
Other things to note
All participants will be using our antique Hat-making tools and will need basic sewing skills to completely the design of their hat
For the first time Makadora is opening their doors for all hat lovers to come and work alongside our esteemed Hat-maker to create their own hats. You will not only get an opportunity to learn the creative proces behind this rare art form but you will also leave with a custom hat you can cherish forever.


This 3 hr workshop will be run in 3 parts:


Part 1: TAILOR

In the first hour you will receive a cus…

Martina's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
From £158
/ person
Sat, 30 Jan
14:00 - 17:00
£158 per person
£158 per person
Wed, 3 Feb
18:00 - 21:00
£158 per person
£158 per person
Thu, 4 Feb
13:00 - 16:00
£158 per person
£158 per person

Meet your host, Martina

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Martina from Makadora Hats is the only Hat Maker/Milliner based in Auckland, New Zealand. She is a self taught, esteemed maker, innovating the traditional way of crafting a hat! Each hat created at Makadora is completely bespoke and only one of each exists worldwide.
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Where you'll be

This venue is the Makadora Hats creative space based in Auckland, New Zealand. Decked out with our state of the arts Hat-making tools and materials & felts in every colour!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Elena
December 2020
I had so much fun making my own hat! There were so many options for colors and add-ons. It was great seeing the hats that Martina had already made for inspiration.
Alex
March 2020
Martina is amazing, and this was such a fun experience! Her knowledge of hat making is excellent, and she has great personal stories. I felt well taken care of, and truly got to make an amazing, unique hat myself! Martina gives great guidance, but you really do the process yourself which is awesome. Lots of options on details that make your hat reflect your personality. Martina is friendly and easy-going, and I’m leaving New Zealand with the best, wearable souvenir!
Martina is amazing, and this was such a fun experience! Her knowledge of hat making is excellent, and she has great personal stories. I felt well taken care of, and truly got to ma…
Davin
February 2020
Martina is truly amazing and such a sweetie!! She was very welcoming and super fun! Not only did we create a beautiful hat piece together, it was just exciting to learn from another creative artist. She was so gracious even answering my touristy questions! I couldnt be happier with my custom souvenir! I wore it throughout my trip and received complements everywhere I went!! Definitely recommend!!
Martina is truly amazing and such a sweetie!! She was very welcoming and super fun! Not only did we create a beautiful hat piece together, it was just exciting to learn from anothe…
Olivia
November 2019
My mom and I had an amazing time making our own custom hats. It was just the two of us, so we had ample time to select our desired color of base and then steam, stretch, and decorate it to our heart's content. We loved getting to stretch our creative muscles and walk away with gorgeous and functional keepsakes from our trip to NZ.
My mom and I had an amazing time making our own custom hats. It was just the two of us, so we had ample time to select our desired color of base and then steam, stretch, and decora…
Yabing
January 2021
Great experience! Made my perfect hat with the help of Marina , really enjoyed it.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Creativity & Imagination