Case Studies

Ceremony Hat for the High Sheriff of Clwyd

Ceremony Hat for the High Sheriff of Clwyd

As the newly appointed High Sheriff of Clwyd, Stephanie Catherall needed a hat to wear to her Declaration of Office. It is an official ceremony which marks the start of the High Sheriff’s year and is attended by a host of local dignitaries. The Consultation...

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Wedding Hat for Chris

Bespoke Blue Wedding Hat for Chris

Chris Hazlehurst wanted to find a beautiful hat to wear to her niece’s wedding but she was struggling to find a hat which she liked the look of and fitted comfortably. A chance remark from a friend led her to Sue Wood Millinery. After leaving her contact details, Sue got in touch to arrange an in...

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Vintage Hat for Alan

Vintage Postman Hat Alteration for Alan

 I am a local postman and had an old-style Royal Mail hat which was too tight for my head. I found Sue Wood Millinery online and got in touch to find out whether she could make it fit me more comfortably. She promptly got back to me and we set a date to meet in her studio. Sue measure...

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Vintage Hat for Dorothy

Upcycled Vintage Fur Hat for Dorothy

I had three beautiful vintage mink hats which had belonged to my late mother. I couldn’t wear them because they were too small for me, but I had held on to them for many years because they carried a lot of sentimental value.After doing some googling, I found Sue Wood Millinery online and w...

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Fascinator Making Workshop with Rebecca

Fascinator Making Workshop with Rebecca

  1. Was your headpiece crafted for a special event?  In a way it was. The day at Sue's fascinator making workshop was so that I could spend some time with my sister and mum. They are from Shrewsbury so it was a day out for them. Creating a fascinator was definitely a bo...

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Mother of the Bride Fascinator for Viv

White Mother of the Bride Fascinator for Viv

 1. Was your headpiece crafted for a special event?My fascinator was created for my daughter's wedding. I had looked around for wedding fascinators but wasn’t finding anything suitable and it was getting close to the wedding. The fascinators I did find were £300 - £400 w...

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Mother of the Bride Hat for Bev

Navy Mother of the Bride Hat for Bev

 1. WAS YOUR HEADPIECE CRAFTED FOR A SPECIAL EVENT?Yes, my eldest daughter, Miriam, was getting married in Southwark Cathedral in London. I was looking for a suitable hat to wear, which would match her Art Deco wedding dress as well as the colour theme that was chosen for the...

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Oswaldtwistle for London Hat Week

Oswaldtwistle for London Hat Week 2018

Inspired by the Wonders of Industry at the Great Exhibition 1851, Britain. The tagline of Sue Wood Millinery is “Beautifully British” because my home country is often the source of inspiration for my millinery designs. This hat has been heavily influenced by the weaving craft and the In...

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Mother of the Bride Hat for Lynne

Two Mother of the Bride Hats for Lynne

 1. Was your bespoke hat crafted for a special event? Yes, I have been lucky enough to work with Sue twice. On both occasions, I was looking for bespoke Mother of the Bride hats. I had an amazing time working out the designs and trying on different shapes and styles of h...

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Wedding Headdress for Sue F.

Wedding 'Warrior' Headdress for Sue

 1. Was your headpiece crafted for a special event?I visited Sue as I wanted a bespoke headdress for my wedding in December 2016.  2. Did you have any specific requirements for your headpiece?I had seen a dramatic black warrior type headdress...

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Bridal Hat for Beth

Bespoke 'Cowboy' Bridal Hat for Beth

 1. Was your headpiece crafted for a special event?Sue made the hat for my trip to Las Vegas. It was my 40th birthday and I arranged for me and my husband to get married again in the Little White Chapel with Elvis! 2. Did you have any specific require...

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Vintage Hat for Declan

Sentimental Vintage Hat Replication for Declan

 1. Was your hat crafted for a special event?In a way, yes. I had the hat made by Sue Wood Millinery as a Christmas gift for a friend.  2. Did you have any specific requirements for your hat? I wanted the hat to replicate the hat my grand...

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Mother of the Bride Hat for Vicki

Purple Mother of the Bride Hat for Vicki

 1. Was your headpiece crafted for a special event?My beautiful hat was made for me to wear to my daughter's wedding. I didn't really want to wear a hat because I lack confidence and did not want to stand out. Also, I have a smaller than average head so I have never been able...

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Wedding Fascinator for Ali

Colourful Wedding Fascinator for Ali

 1. Was your headpiece crafted for a special event?Yes, I was looking for a headpiece I could wear to a wedding. I took my dress into Sue and she designed by fascinator around the style of my dress. 2. Did you have any specific requirements for y...

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Wedding Hat for Sue

Large Navy Wedding Hat for Sue

 1. Was your headpiece crafted for a special event?My headpiece was crafted to match an outfit I wished to wear for the wedding of my friend's daughter. The wedding was being held in a hotel and the bride's mum was going to be wearing a fascinator. Therefore, most guests were...

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