Portfolio – Ashwell


A boater style hat, with a pink leather button centre,  and trimmed with vintage flowers. The circular brim is made from veiling. This hat is definitely best worn at an angle, slanting over your eye as suits you.

One of my customers remarked, you can look coquettishly through the brim

The hat is trimmed with some vintage pink flowers which I bought back from a trip to Austria

The centre in buckram button, 6 inches in diameter,  with a wire added to maintain the shape. This is then covered in smooth pink nappa leather.

It is then lined, in British silk woven at Vanners in Sudbury in Suffolk.

Ashwell is named after ‘Ashwell Springs’ a village in Hertfordshire which is close to where my mum was born. It’s a tranquil and beautiful place, and I like to visit there and just sit and think.  

This can be made in other colours, please contact me to discuss and allow 4 weeks from order for delivery.