For those of you that don't know yet - I have an announcement - the charismatic Gok Wan
has selected the North East for the start of his next tour, One Size Fits All.
And if that wasn't exciting enough, Gok has selected Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery as the only couture millinery collection to be on the catwalk at the Gateshead Hilton on September 30th, I can't wait to hear his catwalk commentary on my collection!
So I am now busy getting my collection completely up to date and the excitement is growing, especially as four of the ten shows, including the Gateshead Hilton show, are already fully sold out!
Finally, if you fancy getting a touch of your own millinery excitement too, would you like to make your own piece of winter millinery, if so please get in touch. My next three week workshop course starts in Alnwick on October 25th, and continues on Nov 1st & 8th - but hurry as there's just three places remaining. You can find more details on the workshop page of my website.
A couple of months ago I was sworn to secrecy and commissioned to make a cap for an ardent Alnwick RFC supporter. As anyone who lives in this wonderful county or has visited Northumberland knows, the weather can be chilly especially if you're standing on the touch line at the Greensfield pitch, so I figured that the cap would be a great surprise gift!
I researched cap styles and hat blocks and found one that fitted the requirements of the commission, available from a British hat block maker. It has a double peak and is a roomy fit. The cap block design came highly recommended by its designer maker, who has made a tweed cap himself using his original block.
I used dark navy wool felt to block the cap, lined it in Alnwick RFU dark navy silk, and finished it with a contrasting gold head band. The Northumberland lion rampant makes a starring appearance on the back of the cap - the other teams' supporters will be left in no doubt as to which team this supporter is rooting for!
Let me know what you think.
Today Simon and I were guests of Dennis Hetherington Chairman of Alnwick Rugby Club at the VPs lunch at Greensfield ground in Alnwick. The food and company were great.
Dennis was delighted with the ARFC trilby I made for him earlier in the season - there are lots of images on my millinery FB page - so I was looking forward to seeing him wearing it again today. The weather in Alnwick today was not promising however so he left it at home! Imagine his surprise when I appeared wearing my new mid size version with a feather cockade detail, Alnwick RFC button & gold lining.
After the delicious lunch the new trilby created a talking point!