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Heald wires & weft featured in cutting edge media

by Margaret Woodliff | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last Autumn Tony Wellington, Creative Director and force behind The Bite, the London based online fashion and lifestyle magazine, was a guest at the preview night for the MillinerXArtisan exhibition.

Staged in October, the exhibition featured over 130 specially selected millinery headpieces and was the brain child of Professor Monique Lee Hylands-White. Monique a hugely respected milliner, curated the cutting edge exhibition staging it at Coventry University's London Campus. As I had two pieces selected for the exhibition - Heald wire & Weft - I was there too!

Tony's creative team wrote about the concept behind the exhibition and his impressions of the opening night in issue 17 of the magazine, bit.ly/2oPCVSy. 

Everyone who attended the opening night or visited on one of the successive days was aware that the exhibition created a melting pot of creativity, there was a real buzz of excitement, and headwear, headwear, headwear was everywhere! This week Tony published issue 18, bit.ly/2oPqZjV

In this edition he has included a further article inspired by the exhibition, this time he has focussed on my work as a milliner - including my millinery journey from retail buyer to couture milliner with a keen interest in recycling. The piece also covers the sources of inspiration for the two pieces Monique selected for the exhibition, Heald Wire & Weft. You can also read the review on my press page 

Spring - seen above was made for the opening night of MillinerXArtisan - is another example of my recycled work, a cocktail piece made from recycled heald wires from a woollen and scuba fabric from clothing purchased at Oxfam!

Image GIS Photographic


Posted in #, #CoutureMillinery, #Coventry University London Campus, #GIS Photgraphic, #Heald Wire, #MillinerXArtisan, #Monique Lee Highlands-White, #Oxfam, #Recycling, #The Bite, #Weft

Whirlwind trip to London Hat Week

by Margaret Woodliff | October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brilliant trip to London for launch parties of The MillinerXArtisan exhibition & The Cupola international hat exhibitions to mark London Hat Week. 

A full week in London from Oct 6 - 13th saw me attend the launch parties and see my pieces Weft, Heald Wires, and le recyclage displayed in dramatic settings; attend the book launch for Stephen Jones latest and hear him interviewed by Hiliary Alexander; attend trade fairs, workshops and fit in lots of networking with old and new friends, and lots of milliners of course! A brilliant week and managed to take in Undressed at the V&A, too!!

Thank heaven's for a great AirBnB. What a week! Wow - came home for a rest!

Posted in #le recyclage, #LondonHatWeek, #MoniqueLeeHylands-White, #The Cupola Exhibtion, #Weft, #XTerrace, AirBnB, contemporary headpiece, couture millinery, Heald Wires, HighlightsPR, Hiliary Alexander, MillinerXTerrace, Recycling, Stephen Jones, Up-cycling

Newcastle Journal feature Monday September 26th 2016

by Margaret Woodliff | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Delighted with a great article on p17 of the Business pages of The Newcastle Journal on the upcoming international exhibitions at London Hat Week in October. 

Lots new images too - which I will be adding my website in due course - having spent the afternoon posing around the house with my hats!! Thanks to Keith Newman of HIghlightPR for arranging for John Gibson to take the new images.

So hope you will enjoy reading the article!  

Posted in #GIS Photographic, #le recyclage, #LondonHatWeek, #The Cupola Exhibtion, #Weft, #XTerrace

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