Portfolio – Riga


A black felt button hat, trimmed with a vintage brooch and finished with a pair of curled  black ostrich quills. A beautiful addition to an autumn or winter outfit. It is best worn at an angle, slanting over one eye.

The hat is handmade by me, in my studio is rural Essex. The felt is steamed into shape over a millinery block, a wire is added to maintain the shape, and then it is lined with silk from Sudbury in Suffolk.

Diameter 6 inches /20 cm

This can be made in other colours, please contact me to discuss and allow 4 weeks from order for delivery. Riga is named after one of my favourite cities. Not only is there wonderful Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture, there is also a hat museum, some wonderful fabric and haberdashery shops and excellent food and drink