Friday, 25 November 2011

More Yesses....

The emails were sent and fingers were crossed, hoping for more positive responses and beginning to envisage what would go there. One of the aims of the exhibition was to include suppliers and their materials as well as the finished hats in their trimmed glory. In the UK we are fortunate to have some stunning flower makers with Ellie-Rose and Millfields and both said yes to the request. Ellie-Rose have a range of wonderful vintage flowers which perfectly complement some of the 1950's Hat Works hats.

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Millfields took on the challenge of creating a selection of flower trims specially for The Finishing Touch exhibition. It definitely felt like Christmas when the Guest Curator got to peep into the layers of tissue paper, so watch this space when the pictures appear as the exhibition opens. Here are a few of their flowers but nothing beats seeing them for real or ordering a few for your next trimmed creation.

Images from Millfield's web site

Another positive response from the wonderful Queen's milliner and the new Worshipful Company of Feltmakers Competition organiser , Rachel Trevor-Morgan, with the promise of a wonderful pill box covered in hand made flowers. Not wanting to spoil the suprise here is an example of Rachel's millinery talent.

Image courtesy of Rachel Trevor-Morgan all copyrights with the designer.

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