Since I graduated from Leeds College of Art in December 2013, it has been a pleasure to meet so many of you at the fairs and hospice events I have been privileged to attend and to realise how many of you are interested in my work, here in rural North Northumberland. So for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is a quick glimpse – tucked behind the hellebores from our garden – of selected pieces from my autumn range including a number of pieces from The One Hundred Years Collection. This collection inspired by the anniversary of the First World War is just back being exhibited at Making Headway, at The Hat Museum, Stockport where I was part of a creative professional development project funded by The Arts Council & Mary Portas
Finally as Christmas is nearly upon us, and with this comes my Christmas birthday, here’s an amusing new children’s book I have just found – I feel I will have to start dropping a few hints about Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau to Simon. The book looks great fun for young and old alike who are interested in hats, and the review contains the classic quote, which epitomises my attitude to millinery – “What do you love most about millinery? The limitless potential for wearable art!”
Happy Christmas to you all!