Hi I'm Margo and I am passionate about Hats, Jewellery and dressing up! I started my journey in hatmaking in the 1990's when I got my first job at Patey London ltd, helping to make traditional hats like top hats, Beefeaters hats and the Lord Mayor's hat. I learned the traditional ways to sew hats and this made me appreciate the traditional techniques involved in this historical industry in the UK.
I moved on to working for the prestigious Queen's milliner at the time, Frederick Fox, which taught me how the couture and retail element of the millinery business worked. I now work from my small workshop in Winchester designing and making hats and jewellery and I aim to make all my clients feel special at a big occasion or wearing an individual piece which is unique to them.
I love working with upcycled materials as well as contemporary millinery fabrics and I browse charity shops and vintage markets for items which means the pieces have their own story. I enjoy working with clients to make the styles reflect their personalities and perfect for the occasion.
There are so many reasons why people still need hats and headpieces and I have been very lucky to have experienced working on the Lion King tour as well as designing for specific needs for clients with hair loss. I have recently started to work with upcycled jewellery using coins and vintage jewellery.