Where are you based? Harrogate, North Yorkshire
How did your millinery careers begin? Jenny retrained 13 years ago in Millinery at Leeds Art College after a long career in fashion. Marie has been working with Jenny for 3 years after completing her HNC in Millinery, she draws on her previous career in Floristry for inspiration. This year is the 10 year anniversary of Jenny Roberts Millinery and we have lots of exciting events planned.
Describe your work in 10 words. Millinery to Hire or commission, workshops to inspire
Who are you millinery heroes? Both Marie and I trained under Sharon Bainbridge and Sue Carter, these ladies inspired, mentored and filled us with confidence in order to make a career out of our passion
What inspires you? Our clients, their fabulous outfits and the occasions they go to enable push the boundaries and bring our ideas to fruition. We also look at the seasons trends and take inspiration from the materials and techniques we use.
What is a typical day like in your studio? Each day is a mixture of clients hiring and commissioning hats, some days we are working on our hire collection and experimenting with materials and others we are teaching Millinery Workshops.
Why did you want to take part in this event? We regularly visit Hat Works and have both exhibited before, we just love being around like minded people who love hats. We thrive on the chance to show our work and tell people about the workshops we teach,
Where can people buy your work? By making an non obligatory appointment at our studio in Harrogate on 01423 816511
Anything else you want people to know? We pride ourselves on our service giving honest advice to ensure we help our clients create or choose headwear which compliments their outfit, event and personality. Our studio is fully equipped with a vast array of millinery materials and equipment and we are able to teach and inspire our students to ensure they go away with new skills and the knowledge and passion to create more hats.