Spring Miniatura
NEC, Birmingham, UK
30th & 31st March 2019
Future Show Dates - TBA

Les Petits Chapeaux De Coralie

1/12th scale handmade hats.

1/12th hats made from antique and contemporary materials. Various styles and ages. Unique pieces.

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From thread to needle and without warning my love for miniatures and my taste for hats crossed each other. As a child I used to imagine tiny homes at the foot of trees for imaginary beings. Then in my teenage years I started to collect old hats and discovered the loveliness of old haberdashery, lacework and embroidery. I found myself as a young adult restoring lace and kimono's for a collector from across the Atlantic. Then as an adult and mum, as I was working on my dollhouse, I imagined my very first hat…

I work with buttons from days gone by, ancient braids, glass beads, amber, precious jet, silk threads, peacock and ostrich feathers, beads, ribbons, laces and other childhood treasures. In order to shelter these precious little wonders I use, wool felt, leather, silk velvet, ancient hat straw or silk of Algiers.

My grandmother’s lacework, my mother’s tales and a touch of nostalgia remain nevertheless the soul of My Little Hats...

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