Most Elegantly-Hatted Couple winners Ronnie & Wendy Murray of West Bay – Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Deirdre Snook
Best Millinery Display (for trade stands) - prize donor Brain Tumour Research's Hugh Adams with winner Melanie Stratford of Gothic Hats – Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Deirdre Snook
Best Hatted Dog winner Mavis with owner Teresa Verney, Betsy and Jackson Brookes, and prize sponsor Mark of Animal House – Bridport Hat Festival 2013 © Elizabeth Paine
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The first thing I did in making this hat is drawing up the sketch. Afterwards I moulded a base in bean shape and proceed by cutting bias from black and ivory sinamay. The pleating aspect is the most [...]
The position of Bridport as the gateway town to the world famous heritage site of the Jurassic coast was the inspiration for this hat. A play on the word fossilise, the hat shows an image of a section [...]
My blocked silk frog hat has been inspired by Monet's water lily garden paintings, especially the repeated design of the free hand machine embroidery on the veiling. This moves around freely and can change its appearance making [...]