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Alnwick RFC Mid size trilby

by Margaret Woodliff | August 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

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!

Posted in Alnwick, Alnwick RFC, Carole Maher, Feather cockade, Fur felt, Percy lion rampant button

Wedding hats!

by Margaret Woodliff | August 05, 2016 | 1 Comment

Delighted to be commissioned by two lovely clients, mother of the bride Ann Owen Smith, and guest Gina Davidson to make head pieces for them for the wedding of Ann's daughter Clare to Paul Hayes on Saturday July 31st at St Paul's Church, Alnwick. The sun shone, the bride & groom glowed with happiness & the headpieces looked great!

Posted in Bridget Bailey, Carole Maher, St Paul's Alnwick, Tracy Chaplin, wedding headpieces

Masterclass with Eugenie van Oirschot

by Margaret Woodliff | July 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

Sharing and pooling knowledge with other milliners is key to one's creative development as a milliner. Learning from milliners who are at the "top of their game" and are willing to impart to those less experienced some of their techniques and expertise, is terribly important as it can really lift your level of creative practice, giving it a real impetus and new direction.

So far this summer I have been really fortunate to participate in classes lead by the Australian milliners Carole Maher - at Tracy Chaplin's lovely French workshops in Alan, Toulouse - and Jane Stoddart in London. 

It was wonderful last week to meet Eugenie at one of The Creative Workshop's London masterclasses, back again courtesy of the effervescent Peculiar Treasure! Eugenie generously shared her expertise in repetition & straw braid work along with pandering graciously to the all important but temperamental sewing machines.

I really feel that my millinery practice has developed hugely as a result of these intensive learning sessions.

Of course Eugenie's not in this image - as she took it! There's lots more on Facebook - Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery Page - you will see her & the pieces I made, there. Please take a look.

Posted in Alan, Carole Maher, Eugenie van Oirshott, Peculiar Treasure, The Creative Workshops, Toulouse, Tracy Chaplin, Who's afraid of straw braid.

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