A fresh and enticing introduction to the art of millinery, blending modern design and refined techniques with trusted traditional methods. Clear and concise, this book by Sophie Beale has been compiled with all budgets and a variety of skill levels in mind.
Explore core millinery materials through a series of techniques based on a single wooden block and sculptural, hand-sewn, flat-patterned hats. Learn how to push the boundaries of your equipment through creative thinking and nurture your own design ability with millinerspecific design advice and exercises. You’ll also learn ways of working sustainably.
More than 450 photographs, sketches, and clear guidance from Sophie Beale combine to offer you over 20 activities, with instructions for 10 complete headpieces and hats, including straw, sinamay, felt, fabric & leather hats, plus veils, additional trims and more.
Multi-award-winning milliner designer and tutor Sophie Beale developed her unique blend of knowledge working in some of London's finest couture millinery workrooms, where she made hats for many celebrities and fashion houses, having previously studied NHC Millinery at world-renowned Kensington and Chelsea College, and with Royal Milliner Rose Cory and respected Milliner Hilary Peach.
Once named 'Britain's hottest new milliner' by the British Fashion Council and Grazia Magazine, Sophie creates conceptual, innovative and flattering headpieces. She is a founder member of the British Hat Guild and regularly designs the 'inspiration pages' for the industry's The Hat Magazine.
No. of pages: 160
Illustrations: 450+ coloured photographs
The book will be shipped as a mailbox package.