Sheffield-based bespoke millinery for all occasions

February 2020

Nautilus Headbands Now In Stock

Pleated Ribbon Shell Headband with beads

Brand new for Spring 2020 are these little pieces of millinery history; I bring you the Nautilus headbands and they are in stock now!

If you’ve been following my blog series on the Nautilus technique so far, you’ll have seen I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. And these headbands are no exception!

These are a wonderful way to own a little bit of millinery history and would make a unique gift or glorious bridal headpiece. I could mount these shells on a comb and in combination with a birdcage veil, these would be perfect for a vintage inspired bride. 

(I should probably add making a sample of this idea to my to-do list!)

There are currently 3 designs of Nautilus headbands now in stock, however I do have more to photograph. Easier said than done as this ribbon ripples in the light! I will be adding those to the shop in due course.

Aside from the colour of the ribbon and beads, each of these designs is subtly different. By using different widths of ribbon I have created different size shells.

By combining the shells with different feature points, I can create more oval or more scroll-like shapes. Who knew these shells could get more swirly!

However, I can also make these headbands in custom colours of both ribbon and beads. If you would like to have a chat about this, please do get in touch

I have just sent my first bespoke designs to a client in Slovenia, I hope you like these designs as much as she does!

Black Felt Hat with Silver Embroidered Leaves

Black Felt Hat with Silver Embroidered Leaves

Black felt hat with metallic silver embroidered felt leaves.

This small percher hat is perfect for weddings, small enough to wear all day, but also has enough punch to work for the races too.

These black felt leaves have been cut by hand and machine embroidered with metallic silver thread to add accents of colour.

This hat is fully lined inside with a coordinating silver grey silk dupion

This black felt hat is finished with a dark brown elastic and is designed to be worn to the right of the head.

This hat has been hand-blocked using traditional millinery techniques. This design is hand sewn apart from a small amount of machine stitching on the lining and the embroidered leaves

This hat is approximately 18cm wide (7 inches), 6 cm high (2.5 inches) and 37cm (14.5 inches) in circumference.

***This hat is one of a kind design however, it could be re-made in alternative colours to suit your outfit. Please do drop me an message if you would like to discuss this option***

Pewter Nautilus Shell Headband

Pewter Nautilus Shell Headband

Pewter ribbon nautilus shell headband with beads.

This unique headband is the perfect understated hair accessory for weddings and parties.

The nautilus shell trim has been made with pleated petersham ribbon in two complimentary shade of dark grey. The larger, lighter tone ribbon shell features a 3D centre. The smaller darker grey shell at the top of the decoration is finished with pewter glass beads with with a metallic finish for subtle shimmer.

This black satin covered metal headband can be worn to the right or left of the head.

These ribbon nautilus shells have been hand sewn using traditional millinery techniques.

The ribbon decoration is approximately 8cm wide (3.25 inches), 2 cm high (.75 inches) and 10cm (4 inches) long and is backed with felt for comfort

You can read more about my journey learning to make theses nautilus ribbon trimmings here

***This pewter Nautilus shell headband is a one of a kind design however, it could be re-made in an alternative colour ribbon and beads to suit your outfit. Please do drop me an message if you would like to discuss this option***

Wine Felt Half Hat with Felt Feathers

Autumn and Winter Wedding hats for Guests

Wine felt half hat with felt feathers.

The felt faux feathers have been cut by hand and millinery wire is encased in the machine embroidery to create flowing lines that hold their shape. They have been made with two shades of felt, one to match the base of the hat and the other slightly more maroon.

The hat is lined with coordinating maroon silk and is finished inside with a coordinating petersham ribbon.

This small hat is finished a black adjustable elastic and it has been designed to be worn to the left of the head.

This hat has been hand-blocked using traditional millinery techniques and this hat is entirely hand sewn apart from a small amount of machine stitching to the lining..

The hat is approximately 12cm at it’s widest (4.75 inches), 24cm long (9.5 inches) and 49.5cm (19.5 inches) in circumference.

The faux feathers add approximately 4cm (1.5 inches) extra in height to the hat. However, they can be shaped to reduce of increase the height to suit the wearer.

***This hat is a one of a kind design however, it could be re-made in alternative colours to suit your outfit. Please do drop me an message if you would like to discuss this option***

Red Nautilus Shell Headband

Hair accessories for an autumn or winter wedding unique headband

Red ribbon nautilus shell headband with beads.

This unique headband is the perfect understated hair accessory for weddings and parties.

The nautilus shell trim has been made with pleated petersham ribbon in a classic shade of red. The larger ribbon shell features a 3D centre. The smaller shell at the top of the decoration is finished with red glass beads with foiled centres for subtle shimmer.

This red ribbon wrapped metal headband can be worn to the right or left of the head.

These ribbon nautilus shells have been hand sewn using traditional millinery techniques.

The ribbon decoration is approximately 7cm wide (2.75 inches), 2 cm high (.75 inches) and 10cm (4 inches) long and is backed with felt for comfort

You can read more about my journey learning to make theses nautilus ribbon trimmings here

***This red Nautilus shell headband is a one of a kind design however, it could be re-made in an alternative colour ribbon and beads to suit your outfit. Please do drop me an message if you would like to discuss this option***