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This image is a sneak preview of the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, as ever they will all be one-off pieces, each unique but to a theme and style that is my mood of the moment. I designed and made this particular … Continue reading
Thank heavens for the arrival of ‘the pixies’, a talented bunch of ladies who arrived to ease the workload this week! My assistant Victoria and I were joined by textile whizz Claire, costume girl Leah, and couture dress designer Charlotte, … Continue reading
Just been to Donnington Castle for the lighting of the beacon, I waved my Union Jack, the moon came up and we sang the National Anthem…….very moving! I remember doing the same thing for the Silver Jubilee at Beacon Hill … Continue reading
Absolutely delighted that the Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear one of my hats on Christmas Day!
So thrilled with the results of the photo shoot with Giles Penfound that I have to share just one image as a taster preview of the exhibition!!
My plan to ‘escape’ from the studio more often is going well! A recent trip to Bath Costume Museum for a study visit was an absolute delight. Sat in the sunshine in the peaceful study room looking at corsets and … Continue reading
A grey wet morning, but the birds are singing their hearts out in the garden and I am on the home straight, piles of organdie petals and the last hat to be finished!
Hat orders on all sides and yet determined to find time, even it is in the wee hours, for my art pieces…..a little preview of one of the pieces that is taking shape! The studio table is covered in glass … Continue reading
Feeling a little tired and in need of a break from my own studio I escaped (despite a very long “to do” list) to London to see the Crafts Council COLLECT show at the Saatchi Gallery………a truly inspiring day! The … Continue reading