Welcome to the blog part of my website.

Here I have written posts about how to make hats and headdresses, where to buy the materials, and places you can go to find research about headwear, costume and fashion.

There are pictures and reviews of exhibitions I have been to and also some posts about where I find my own inspiration and designs.  Plus a bit about health and safety, and what I have learned about business skills for artists – how to keep track of costs and budgets and where to teach yourself business skills.

How to find the information you want to see:

  • Scroll down to see all the posts in one long list together, and click on individual posts to read them.
  • Or go to one of the blog post sections.  I have put each blog post into its own category.

‘How To’ guides and tutorials on how to make and design hats and headdresses and work with millinery materials

★ Business skills for artists, with guides and templates

★ Where to buy materials to make hats and headdresses. Also covered in this section is health and safety related to materials and buying vintage materials.

★ Designs, research and inspiration for hats designed by Claire Strickland

★ Museums, libraries, galleries, exhibition reviews, interviews and other sources of design inspiration

If you think there should be something added to a blog post, or if there is something which helped you solve a millinery problem – feel free to add a comment and I can reply to you there.  Happy hatting!!