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A Hat for Rasha

This lovely couple are my good friends Rasha and Tom. Don’t they look amazing! This was taken at their friends Nick and Jo’s wedding back in August 2012, so as per the last post this is a bit of a catch up. 424 more words

Making Things

Slow & Steady Wins the Race?

I allowed myself to take a bit of time to catch up on sleep over the weekend, but I’m back at the coalface today. Where to start? 307 more words


Hats and Hopes

After more than a month of agonizing over the costs, I have finally bitten the bullet and ordered myself some proper hat blocks so I can get started on a portfolio of millinery work. 310 more words


Surprise! Hat Blocks!

A very nice couple came into my studio this week with a box of hat blocks that belonged to her mother. She told me her mother was a very enthusiastic hobby milliner and that she wanted the blocks to go to a good home. 259 more words

In The Shop

Christmas again

More deliveries today! Very much enjoying having my 2nd and 3rd hat blocks and my new flocked display heads and wanted to share. Having the hats/headpieces out of their boxes and displayed is really nice too, even just in the study, like having your drawings pinned up on a wall instead of all hidden in the sketch book. 18 more words

Textile Accessory

Revising and Altering Hat Blocks

This summer I purchased a large collection of hat blocks from a factory in Pennsylvania. In the collection was a number of hat blocks that I determined would more useful if  redesigned or revised, so in early December 2009 I traveled to Seattle to work with Brian and Sam, two expert woodworkers, to alter 22 hat blocks. 322 more words