Established in 2003, Niav Riley (B.Des in Fashion Design, NCAD) originally designed and created Hats and Headpieces for private clients and shops nationwide such as Kalu, Pia Bang and Satina to name a few. The brand was well recognised in Racing circles - donned by many of Irelands' best dressed ladies and media personalities. Recognising a return to crafting and a demand for classes led Niav to change direction into teaching. Starting with weekly Millinery classes, she quickly expanded into teaching weekend group and private lessons.
‘Teaching Millinery is something that I love to do. I feel privileged to have had so many students through my doors – many having returned multiple times traveling from all over Ireland and the United Kingdom’.
Niav likes to make Millinery easy, enjoyable and inclusive. Many students are currently thriving with their own Millinery businesses. Tap into your innate creativity at the spacious Creative Space Studio at Heritage House, Abbeyleix.