MARGARET WOODLIFF-WRIGHT

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Margaret, is a couture milliner who painstakingly hand-crafts each piece using traditional, classic methods. Known as The Northumberland Milliner, her work is influenced by her passion for colour, texture, design and her historical and contemporary fashion research.

She describes her style as eclectic, with a special interest in recycling and sustainability.

Margaret, whose studio is just north of Alnwick in Northumberland, graduated in couture millinery in 2013 after a long career as a retail buyer. She says one of the main attractions of hat-making for her, is that it's a multi-disciplinary craft, drawing together other skills such as dress-making and bead work. Her hats and headpieces are created to reflect the personality of the wearer, while complimenting their outfit and the nature of the occasion. Margaret says above all, her aim is to make the wearer feel completely and utterly special. 

Here are some of her couture and ready-to-wear pieces. See more of her collection on her website via the button below, where you can also get in touch with her.