Prescott and Mackay

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Place Category: Creative Workshops, other creative courses and sewing coursesPlace Tags: accessory, bag and consul

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  • Prescott and Mackay offers a unique range of short courses in accessory design from studios in London San Francisco New York and Melbourne.

    Workshops on offer include shoemaking, bag making, belt making, corsetry, millinery and tutu making.

    Where we started

    The concept for Prescott & Mackay was formulated in 1997. British founder Melissa Needham recognised a rising passion for shoe and accessory design, yet a distinct lack of provision for those who were unable to attend full time study.

    The first weekend accessory classes are taught from humble surroundings in East London but quickly develop a strong demand. Media attention and word of mouth soon brings about a relocation to the heart of London’s West End.

    In 2000 P&M begin shoemaking courses in the United States with a regular schedule in the Bay Area, California.

    In 2003 Prescott & Mackay opens Black Truffle. The two London stores 4 Broadway Market, London E8 and 52 Warren St, London, W1T (the same location as the teaching studio) feature seasonal collections of shoes and accessories by small contemporary design labels from the UK, Europe and beyond.


    Courses we offer

    Courses we offer include shoemaking, bag making, belt making, corsetry, tutu making and Factory Tours. Students can choose a regular curriculum of course on offer throughout the year. Or they can opt for a session, or sessions, of private tuition tailored to their specific requirements.

    Prescott and Mackay also offers a range of professional development courses in footwear design and production.

    We continue to evolve our offering with courses aimed at anyone from keen hobbyist to professional designers.

    The Shoemaking School also runs a Tutu Making class that has a global reputation. This is build on its level of tuition in the art of tutu construction for classical ballet.

    All lecturers are among the best in their fields.

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