Millinery talks to inspire

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  • Date and time

    Saturday 29 June 2019 14:00 - 16:00
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  • Location

    Hat Works Museum, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 0EU
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    Hat Works Museum
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Feathers: A Story of skulduggery, extinction and an Act of Parliament.

How feathers in millinery caused such a stir.

Speaker: Sharon Bainbridge

From law to head hunting to millinery isn't the most obvious route to a career in headwear, Sharon has worked in design for over twenty years and trained with renowned couture milliner Peter Kingston Youel in Leeds. She ran the successful millinery programmes at Leeds and Huddersfield, and many of her former students now work as milliners and millinery teachers.

Sharon has exhibited nationally and internationally, has work in museums and makes for private customers. She currently works in Costume Design at Nottingham Trent university. Her latest commission was hats for Kiss me Kate at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Heads Up! Hidden Hats Uncovered

Speakers: Emma Hadley and Bronwen Simpson

Journey into Hat Works' current collections project where surprises and stories can be found in every box. Bronwen and Emma will be sharing some of these stories and talking about the work happening behind the scenes to uncover all of Hat Works collection.

Both talks are suitable for adults.

Booking is essential. Visit the Stockport Museums events website or call 0161 474 2399.