Anybody who has read any of the below will know that I'm now studying for an HNC in Millinery, at Leeds College of Art.
'Yeah, so', you may think....
Well, I feel that I need to make some more hats than I strictly have to for the course - call it practise, experience, portfolio building, whatever you want, I need to make more! 'Yeah, so', again...
Well, I'm now offering to make a certain number of hats for just the cost of the materials. (I'm thinking three at the moment, but that may change.) They can be modern, historical, whatever - the only thing I'll request is not what's known as "cut and sew" (i.e. not a dressmaker type sewn hat made from fabric). That's purely because I already know how to do that, so what's to practise!? So fur felt, wool felt, straw, sinamay, feathers, a mixture, a blocked fabric, etc, etc. Male or female. I'll discuss materials costs upfront, so no nasty surprises, and will provide a written costing sheet detailing them all. And for this one-off time, I'm prepared to work completely for free, (to build my portfolio). So anybody taking me up on the offer will pay for all the materials, but only the materials.
The hats I make will be one-offs, and unique (providing nobody were to choose a uniform hat, in which case they won't be, because such is the nature of uniforms, obviously).
So, anybody who's interested, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deborah-Lough/123277781105753
If more than three people are interested, I'll draw names from a hat at the end of TORM weekend.
PS, an extra not - if there are offcuts from the materials, it's up to the person I'm making th hat for whether they want them or not. Only fair if they're paying!