Millinery: The Art of Hat-Making

Millinery: The Art of Hat-Making

by Sarah Lomax, Rachel Skinner


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A bespoke hat, designed with a particular event in mind, is something that many people long for but often feel is price prohibitive. In this fabulous new book, couture milliners, Lomax & Skinner, show that this need not be the case.

  • clear and comprehensive step-by-step instructions and photography
  • includes 12 very different hats for a variety of occasions, including a wood felt tribly, a chic pillbox, a fascinator and a feathered headband
  • materials and equipment that are required are fully detailed, along with all the necessary techniques

Full of inspirational and instructional photography, Millinery truly showcases this wonderful craft and provides all the know-how in order to achieve high-end, couture results at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784943547
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 590,237
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sarah Lomax and Rachel Skinner have been making hats for over 20 years since serving their apprenticeships together with Frederick Fox, the Queen's milliner. They have worked for many leading milliners and theatrical costumiers including Rachel's own label—Rachel Skinner Millinery—which she ran from her shop in Primrose Hill, London. Rachel's designs were regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue , Tatler , Harpers & Queen and Elle , and she created memorable pieces for members of the Royal Family and for some of the world's most influential fashion icons and stars including kate moss, Mick Jagger and Gwen Stefani. Her creations were shown at Londno and Paris Fashion Weeks, and have been stocked by exclusive fashion retailers in London, New York and the Far East.

The pair's 2013 venture, Lomax & Skinner, is a partnership based on a shared love of fashion and design and a long established friendship. They design and create couture and bespoke millinery for weddings, race meetings, parties and society events throughout the season, as well as undertaking commissions for other exclusive occasions.

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