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Showing posts from July, 2016

1920's Cloche perfect for the Autumn Chill

Red Wool Cloche with a Curl

'The Curl'

The cloches we make are as popular today as they were when we started making them 5 years ago. Our challenge each year is to create a new design, or two.

 Our two designs Autumn/Winter 2016 will be one brand new design and one I designed a few years ago  which we refer to as 'The Curl'. Cloches were sold in Covent Garden in London and Reading, where we are based.

The Curl was extremely popular and many of our hats went around the world when we originally started making this design.

As a cloche it is a very easy hat to wear and it can be worn backwards too!

Red Leather Button Hat

Designing & Making Leather Covered Hats

Adrienne Henry Millinery

Having been inspired by the beauty of working with leather I am going to incorporate leather where ever possible in my new Autumn collection of hats.

At the moment I am very busy making leather leaves and flowers to adorn the 1920's style cloches. Images to follow soon......hopefully.

I am also going to offer a short course of working with leather on my website, All information coming sson.

Making a Silk Cocktail Hat

How to make a silk covered cocktail hat workshop

One of our workshops is how make a silk covered cocktail hat.

During this workshop students learn how to make a cocktail hat using buckram which after blocking and wiring, is covered with two fabrics, the second, being the seen in the last photo.

For the decoration of this hat leaf shapes were cut from two different coloured leathers. Two leaves were glued together with stiff millinery wire through the centre which will allow movement after attaching them to the hat.

As only the first half of the workshop has taken place more photos will follow when the hat is completed.