Tag Archives: millinery
So the Felt workshop came to a close on Monday. Jo, Louise and Tamsyn have all worked fantastically hard to create three very different, but very stylish hats. Louise created this stylish black hat by blocking the crown on a block and then hand manipulating the long brim by hand. It’s been simply finished off using feathers ethically shed from her own fowl. Jo also hand shaped her wide sweeping brim. The high crown adds height to Jo’s more »
I’m starting a new feature on the blog, where I will photo & detail vintage pieces from either my own archive or those of others. The most notable archive I have access to is the Bristol Costume Services stores and the University of Bristol Theatre Archive. The BCS store is immense, with boxes and boxes of fabulous vintage examples of millinery, alongside their many, many costumes. I rent my studio space from them and they’re very nice, so it’s like more »
Over the Easter weekend the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, hosted an Easter Bonnet Fascinator workshop. Here are a few of the results!
On June 16th I facilitated a workshop at the Tower of London. We were treated to a guided tour of the Jewel House by a charismatic Yeoman and then we got creative! Using millinery materials and old jewels, the group of 12 created an interesting array of unusual pieces. I didn’t manage to photograph all the final pieces, however you can see the rest on the Tower’s blog.
Welcome to the first blog post. And quite a week to start in, it’s been non-stop. Work has started in earnest on Welsh National Opera’s exciting new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. It’s a full on Wagner number directed by Richard Jones, staring (amongst others of course) Bryn Terfel, has a chorus of 80, with an estimated running time of 6 hours (yes 6, normally it’s about 8 but in the name of sanity it’s being trimmed) and of more »