The First but not the Last

  What an incredible day last Saturday was. The sun was shining and hat-lovers came out in force to meet, chat, laugh, buy, sell, drink coffee and generally have a lovely time to raise awareness of Brain Tumour Research. The Parkin Fabrics raffle raised £300.00 and £246 was donated at the BTR stand and Wear... Continue Reading →

Why Wear A Hat? We talked to Sara Eltman at Brain Tumour Research to find out.

Its only a matter of days until HATstock which is being brought to Stockport in partnership with Brain Tumour Research. We caught up with Sara to find out about the history of this campaign and why it matters. How did Wear A Hat Day develop? March is brain tumour awareness month and the Wear a... Continue Reading →

Cheshire based and Beautifully British – that’s Sue Wood Millinery!

Sue Wood Millinery is exhibiting in our Milliners Showcase at HATstock! Where are you based? Wirral and Cheshire How did your millinery career begin? I ventured into millinery in 2008 when I couldn’t find a hat that fitted for my daughter’s wedding. My head is smaller than average and although I love hats they didn’t sit... Continue Reading →

Looking Back – Looking Ahead

https://youtu.be/7rJfJsfO17E The last big millinery project at Hat Works was Making Headway where a national residency project culminated in a runway show and exhibition. The project created lots of interest in hat-making and was the catalyst for the programme of courses at Hat Works which have helped over 140 people begin their journey into millinery and continues to grow from strength to strength. HATstock... Continue Reading →

What makes Siobhan Nicholson Millinery tick?

Photographer: Ellie Grace Photography, MUAH Julia Jeckell, Model Zoe Denham. Siobhan Nicholson Millinery will be exhibiting in the Milliners Showcase at HATstock as part of The Hat Stand Sheffield. Siobhan took some time out to tell us more of her story. I'm originally from Hertfordshire & first learnt millinery at The London College of Fashion.... Continue Reading →

Pyewacket Millinery: vintage inspired made in Stockport

Lyndsay Cooper of Pyewacket Millinery took some time out to do our Q and A. Where are you based? Stockport How did your millinery journey begin? Attending the preview of Making Headway exhibition at the Hat Works, then attending short courses in Stockport and Leeds Describe your work in 10 words: Vintage inspired sculptural handmade... Continue Reading →

Bink’s Pearls: Motivation + love + mistakes + not giving up = ‘Talent’

Photography: Ellie Victoria Gale HATstock enjoyed quizzing Bink, the creator of two millinery labels Pearls & Swine and Temptress of Waikiki. Where are you based? Dewsbury, West Yorkshire How did your millinery career begin? I am self taught, about 10 years ago i moved from London to Yorkshire with no real plan for my life. I was a... Continue Reading →

Birds of a feather – Millinery Magpies and their pop-up charcuterie

Millinery Magpies Marie Thornton & Sue Carter of The Millinery Studio are exhibiting in the Milliners Showcase. We caught up with them to find out more. What are you bringing to HATstock? We will be presenting our pop-up charcuterie and a selection of leather headpieces. Where are you based?  Huddersfield How did your millinery career... Continue Reading →

Jenny Roberts Millinery: inspirational clients = inspirational hats

Jenny Roberts & Marie Halewood of Jenny Roberts Millinery are exhibiting at HATstock in the showcase. 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... Continue Reading →

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