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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 .

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.


Blogger Janette said...

You obviously have a great talent for this Peter,it's lovely.

Friday, May 22, 2009  
Blogger Maureen [docrafts] said...

What a lovely photo of your mother modelling a stunning hat. Well done.

Saturday, May 23, 2009  
Blogger Foxcraft said...

Wow that's fantastic Peter ------ I should've got you to make me a coif for my costume!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009  
Blogger Mandi said...

WOW Peter that is incredible, what a talent you have

mandi xx

Sunday, June 14, 2009  
Blogger stampin abi said...

WOW i would so love to try something like this, beautiful hat (and mum) well done!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009  
Blogger Spyder said...

yes, well done, lovely hat!


Monday, June 29, 2009  
Blogger Agnes the Red said...

WOW...WONDERFUL hat! many of the ladies from my moms side of the family were milliners and it was something I would have loved to have got into proper....sadly my hands don't work too good with joint probs so not something I can do as a living now.....I play with paper crafting to keep me on the straight and narrow and have created a few paper sculpted fascinators for fun but never gone as far as making a full blown hat...yet! Keep up the work with your hats and please post photos as soon as you create more... I would LOVE to see them.

Monday, May 17, 2010  

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