Quirky and Alternative Fascinators & Hats!

While I love to create hats and fascinators for mothers of the bride, mothers of the groom, wedding guests and party-goers, I do also enjoy indulging my quirky side every now and again. Here is a collection of my favourite quirky makes from the last couple of years…

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The Creative Craft Show, June 2019

The ultimate event for hobbyists and crafters is back, and Warrillow Studio will be part of the Crafty Beggars team for this amazing three day event at Birmingham's NEC this June, from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th.

There will be an amazing array of creative crafts, all under one roof, with supplies, shopping, ideas and inspiration everywhere you turn. Read on for more tempting details, plus a special half price entry ticket offer!

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A hen party, some Pimms, and lots of flower crowns!

Or should that be the other way around?!

The sun was shining, it seemed that summer was here all of a sudden. Easter bank holiday weekend, and Joanne was having her hen party, in a gorgeous converted barn in the countryside near Chester.

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The National Wedding Show

Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre is an exciting place to be. Over the years I have been there for a wide variety of shows and exhibitions and in a variety of different roles. When I was invited by the National Wedding Show to be a part of their spring show, it didn’t take long to decide to jump right in!

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Brand new saucer hat shape available to order now!

Flattering to all face shapes, this lovely, big saucer hat shape is classy and elegant. Perfect for a mother of the bride or mother of the groom, or for anyone attending a stylish wedding, this hat is available in lots of colours with lots of trimmings.

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Millinery photo shoot

This gallery has been put together from photos taken at a shoot in 2018, for Vegan Life Magazine. Some photos were used in the article, but here is a gallery all the styles taken that day.

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What do milliners do all day?

When I first became a milliner, I had this lovely, romantic vision of me; sewing away in my studio, creating hats, day after lovely day, for all my wonderful customers… of course that is a really crucial part of what I do as an independent milliner, but I learned pretty quickly that there would be far more to it than that!

So, what DO I do, other than making hats?! Here’s a little insight into some of the things I get up to in the day-to-day running of my Birmingham hat making business!

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Sinamay - My favourite hat-making material!

For those of you who have met me, you will know all about my passion for sinamay. This lightweight, straw-like material is just so versatile, lending itself to all sorts of techniques for different styles of hats and fascinators. Plant based, eco-friendly, a distinctive character and a multitude of uses; I am its number one fan!

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