Hats off to exciting headwear workshop

Margaret Woodliff Wright. Picture by Jane Coltman
Margaret Woodliff Wright. Picture by Jane Coltman

A contemporary designer will head up a special all-day craft course to give people the chance to make their own fascinator.

Margaret Woodliff Wright, from Doxford, is to lead the workshop at Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum on Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.

Talented Margaret has been recognised as one of the UK’s best up-and-coming milliners, after winning a place last year on fashion project, Making Headway.

Looking ahead to next month’s course, which will teach people how to make their own headpiece, museum trustee Jane Mann said: “We are delighted to host this class.

“Margaret is incredibly talented and she will take participants through the essential stages of making a fascinator so that they walk away from the day with their own headpiece, just right for that special day that may be coming up in 2015.”

Margaret launches collections throughout the year and enjoys a large following for her work. She accepts commissions for weddings, the races and family events.

The Making Headway initiative saw her exhibit two quirky collections at Stockport’s Hat Works Museum.

The cost of the course is £35 and this includes tea/coffee throughout the day. Participants must bring their own lunch.

To book a place at the workshop and for more details, including information about a kit list, call 01665 605847 or visit bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk
l Other craft courses are being staged at the museum over the next couple of weeks.

A one-day sewing class , titled Learning to Love Your Machine, is being held on Saturday, May 9. It is aimed at beginners or experienced sewers wishing to refresh their skills. The classes cost £25 each and run from 10am to 4pm. Contact the museum to book.