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A Celebration of Alnwick Garden will go to London!

by Margaret Woodliff | December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Great Hat Exhibition will mark next year's London Hat Week, a week long international millinery event, staged across Central London in March 2018.

The exhibition, first organised in 2015, is mastermined by the brilliant fashion team "XTerrace" based at the Central London site of Coventry University. The XTerrace team led by their charismatic Professor (& milliner) Monique Lee Hylands-White, are currently busy organising the next March's exhibition which will be staged in March 2018, at St. Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre (5 mins walk from King's Cross station).

I was stunned when two of my pieces were selected for inclusion in the 2016 exhibition "MillinerXArtisan". So to promote my current work, a few weeks ago I submitted two couture pieces from my Northumberland collection for consideration to be included in the selection for "The Great Hat Exhibition". 

Yesterday I received a lovely email from the team at XTerrace advising that both pieces have been selected. So which ones I can hear you asking can you see there in March?

Many of my regular blog readers will be familiar with "An English Country Garden", which has had a very busy year, having been well received both in both Melbourne & Nebraska, not to mention Alnwick! And now it will go to London, too, along with one of my newest pieces "A Celebration of Alnwick Garden". This new piece features totally new techniques for me, and has also been selected as one of the top 30 (out of an exhibition pool of almost 300 hats & headpieces) to be shown at the pre-press launch!

Phew, I am delighted by the news!

Here's a link for moire information with instructions as to how you can purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-great-hat-exhibition-2018-tickets-38042433944

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Great commissions

by Margaret Woodliff | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thought I would post this lovely mother and daughter image of a commission from last summer. The mother and bride pride and joy shines out of the image, they both look so relaxed and happy.

Ann's black sinamay wired edge saucer is a stunningly simple shape allowing lots of opportunity to make a decorative statement on the front. Here we featured cerise pink wired flowers with beaded stamens and wired loops, and just hiding in the image on the underside of the saucer are black wired sepals. Set on a wide head band, the saucer shape is easy and comfortable one to wear and whilst it is very decorative as it is a medium sized saucer it doesn't overshadow the outfit. 

I am sure you will agree with me that Ann looks fantastic!

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