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Next workshop date released! Saturday May 27th, 10.30 - 4.30

by Margaret Woodliff | April 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Especially for those upcoming summer events - here's Gina modelling the latest workshop sample.

This pretty sinamay fascinator (I will also show you how it can be cleverly adapted to be upgraded to contemporary button headpiece) will be the project we are making at Gallery Forty5, Felton on May 27th 10.30 - 4.30.

Please copy and paste the link below to my business FaceBook page - Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery - where there are more details relating to the event. Here's the link http://bit.ly/2odXqdU

Registration enquiries can be made by phone 01670 783424, via Gallery Forty5's website www.feltongallery45.co.uk, or call into Felton, the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10- 5, Sunday 11 - 4. 

I'm looking forward to working with you!


Posted in #Felton, #Gallery Forty5, #Newcastle Plate Day, #races, #sinamay, #summer, #workshop

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!

Posted in #bridal, #commission, #commissions, #couture, #mww–millinery, #sinamay, #weddings

An English Country Garden - went to Melbourne!

by Margaret Woodliff | February 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the summer of 2016 I enrolled into a world wide group of nine milliners. The aim of the group was to challenge its members by supplying them all the same "pot luck" bag of millinery materials. The group is led by Margie Trembley of Omaha. In the image below you can see the selection of pieces that we received from Margie.

Margie stipulated that we must use something of everything, but that some dyeing was allowed.

Taking inspiration from our Northumberland garden I created my piece "An English Country Garden".  

In due course I submitted my piece to MIMC - an international millinery competition being run by Catherine Ellen of The Essential Hat in Melbourne.

I am currently hoping that it may win the "peoples vote!" Please click on the link and follow it through to vote on FaceBook for entry "no 39"


Posted in An English Country Garden, Challenge, Couture, Facebook, Inspiration, Millinery, MIMC, Sinamay, Veiling