A Man Alone's Blog

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Location: Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom

I went to St Martin's School of Art in London.. I have been a dancer, a wig maker and was Deputy Wig and Makeup Master at the Royal National Theatre for 21 years. Latterly in Cornwall I was a Civil Servant, now semi-retired due to disability. I have moved from Cornwall due to my mother's health .

Thursday, 28 May 2009

My Ex-boss' 60th Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my former Boss at the National Theatre. I used an image of a 'Gibson Girl'from a hairdressing reference book and printed it in sepia a full description can be found in my Gallery on the Docrafts website.


Thank you for looking at my Blog....Peter XX

Friday, 22 May 2009

My first hat made entirely by hand

I went on my first two day Millinery Beginners Course last May , during which I completed my first hat in Sinamay, seen here modelled by my mother. The whole hat including the decoration, was completed entirely by hand.
It is my intention someday to become a milliner and start my own business making hand made bespoke hats for special occassions. ie Weddings and the such. I am also interested in making Fascinators as they seem to be very fashionable at the moment.

I am at the moment looking into going on another course to further my knowledge of hat making using other materials such as straw and felt as I feel this will appeal to a wider variety of customers.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The many faces of me

Just a few pics of me and my family ..The first is my leaving Party at the Royal National Theatre where I was Deputy Wig and Makeup Master for 21 years, Next is me in my early twenties with nephew Mark and niece Samantha, With my brother 20, sister 18 and me 14, Me with mum on holiday in the 60's and with dad ( who died nearly 3 years ago) on the same holiday, and then me with a new hairdo effectionaltely known as the sausage roll.. don't you just love mothers humour..LOL