Designing and Making Hats and Headpieces is an inspiring and instructional guide to the art of millinery. It explains how to go about designing a hat, what equipment and materials you will need, and the techniques required to get started. It divides the projects into three types of hat - blocked, headpieces and fascinators, and cut and sewn - and thereby describes how to make fourteen different designs.
It goes on to suggest ways of finishing the hats with embellishments such as bows, felt, veiling and flowers. Drawing on her rich experience, the author generously shares her ideas and her advice so that you can achieve a professional finish and make a design that flatters the wearer and completes an outfit. With beautiful photographs and clear instructions, this book is an essential guide for anyone who wants to design and make a hat for a daily outing, a special occasion or a costume.
British milliner Judy Bentinck has been creating luxury hats and headpieces for special occasions since 2000. Striking a balance between contemporary design and heritage couture skills, exclusive hats are created as ready-to-wear or bespoke commissions. Every piece is crafted using high quality materials in her central London studio. Whether you’re looking for something head-turning or discreet, Judy will create the perfect hat for you.