Portfolio – Kentwell


A pale brown dupion silk teardrop hat, with handmade matching silk roses and vintage Merry Widow veiling. Perfect for a wedding, the races or afternoon tea. This is designed to be worn at an angle, and slope over your left eye.

The whole hat is handmade by me at my studio in rural Essex. The base is made in buckram, with a wire added to maintain the shape, then interfaces to ensure a smooth finish before covering in dupion silk.

The hat is trimmed with 3 hand made dupion silk roses, each and finished off with vintage veiling.

It is then lined in silk, woven in Sudbury in Suffolk.

Kentwell is named after Kentwell House, a stately home close to where I live. It is a elegant brown/red brick house, with beautiful gardens. I spent a very happy afternoon there, with my mother and a dear American friend, meeting ‘Cedric the fish’ in their moat. She has the prototype of this hat.

This can be made in other colours, and can also be made to slope over your right eye. please contact me to discuss and allow 4 weeks from order for delivery.