Edward VII’s hat

It’s not every day that you get to see a hat which once belonged to Edward VII, but that is exactly what happened when I went to visit the Musee du Chapeau (Museum of the Hat) at Chazelles-sur-Lyon in France, last year. The museum is located in buildings which formed the premier hat-making centre ofContinue reading “Edward VII’s hat”

Kay Ribbens – hatmaker

One of the delights of ‘Spring Fling’ (for more on this, see here), is coming across a lovely welcome, such as this one for Minette Bell Macdonald’s studio near Lockerbie. Equally attractive was the horticultural display around the door to Kay Ribbens’ studio near Newton Stewart. Kay is a hat-maker. Inside the studio was aContinue reading “Kay Ribbens – hatmaker”

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