“Cheshire based milliner featured in Cheshire Life & stocked in Fenwicks of York…”
'By fusing vintage style with a contemporary edge, I create unique designs handcrafted using traditional methods and, where possible, upcycled materials.'
Sue’s reason for setting up in business was simple; she fell in love with millinery. ‘I have a smaller than average head and struggled to find a hat to fit me for my daughter’s wedding. I have always been creative and began to experiment to improve the fit. I enrolled on a millinery course with Rose Cory (the late Queen Mother's Milliner) and after 3 days I was hooked, following on with a 10 week course at Liverpool Community College before embarking on HNC course at Leeds College of Art, Graduating in 2013 with Distinction and Higher Distinctions.
I love the power of the hat. A hat can instantly depict a mood, occasion or an era in the most dramatic and expressive way.
MAKING HEADWAY Sue has been selected as a ‘Making Headway’ Designer for Hat Works Museum, Stockport, funded and supported by Mary Portas and The Arts Council.
The exhibition showcases the work of 13 up and coming milliners and will follow Sue through her 2014 spring/summer collection and 2014/15 autumn/winter collection, culminating in a selling exhibition at the Hat Works Museum which opens 24th May 2014 with a free Catwalk Fashion Show to launch the event on 17th May 2014 at the spectacular St Mary's Church, Market Place, Stockport.
DISNEY'S THE LION KING Sue has been engaged carry out maintenance, repairs and to administer TLC to the magnificent hats and headpieces on the fabulous Disney’s award-winning musical THE LION KING whilst on tour at The Liverpool Empire. 'I'm thrilled, it's a wonderful opportunity to work with fantastically creative and amazing headpieces. I have wanted to work in theatre and film for a while and to work on Disney’s The Lion King is truly exciting'.