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    Imogen’s Imagination: Milliner to a Dame

    By Imogen's Imagination on 28/11/2019
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    I was thrilled that Dame Sara Thornton chose Imogen’s Imagination as her milliner in advance of her investiture at Buckingham Palace. As a milliner, it’s always wonderful to be chosen by a client to create a design for their special occasion. However, to be chosen by a Dame is an even greater honour. Dame Sara is the current UK’s Independent

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    Nautilus Brooches Now In Stock

    By Imogen's Imagination on 27/11/2019
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    Brand new for Christmas 2019 are these little pieces of millinery history; I bring you the Nautilus brooches 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 brooches are no exception! These are a wonderful way

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    Open Studios at Exchange Place

    By Imogen's Imagination on 29/10/2019
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    Open Studios is always the annual highlight of the year at Exchange Place Studios. Ever wondered what artists get up to in their creative spaces? Our Open Studios event is a rare opportunity to find out! Naturally, my studio on the 5th Floor will be open for you to visit. This is your chance to see where I spend my

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    Hat Works: Researching the Nautilus

    By Imogen's Imagination on 25/09/2019
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    In my first blog about my Nautilus Journey I told you how it all started…so what happened next? My next, very exciting stop was a trip to Hat Works in Stockport to start researching the nautilus! Museums Officer Bronwen (aka Bronwen Simpson, award winning Stockport-based milliner) arranged for me to have access to museum’s research library. But first, she allowed

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    London Hat Week: Nautilus Workshop

    By Imogen's Imagination on 25/09/2019
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    Back in March last year, I attended a workshop at London Hat Week to learn how to make Nautilus trimmings. It was run by the brilliant Leanne Fredrick of Hattin Around and I was very excited to be attending. Many moons ago, when I first started using Pinterest, I kept seeing the most amazing ribbon trims created using a pleating