How We Met: Jacynth Bassett of the-Bias-Cut.com

Maybe Twitter isn't such a dark and dangerous place after all - How we met: Jacynth Bassett of The-Bias-Cut.com

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Three Reasons Why it’s Good to be Back

It’s been a little quiet for the last couple of months. A broken wrist that required surgery put me out of action and I have had to hold back from taking any orders for a while. I’ve enjoyed myself with some gentle hat repair and restoration (something of a love of mine – see blog … Continue reading Three Reasons Why it’s Good to be Back

What are couture millinery techniques and why do they matter?

On my website I emphasise the fact that all my hats are handmade using traditional couture millinery techniques. But what does that actually mean - and why should you care? Given that this coming week is London Craft Week I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you a little more about this. … Continue reading What are couture millinery techniques and why do they matter?

Why I choose to work with older models (or is age nothing to do with it?)

Any cursory glance through the images of my collections will make it quite clear that I like to use "real" women to model my work. Although to be honest I am not sure what other sort there is - Hadley Freeman (as always) makes the point far better than I can. To me it equates to: … Continue reading Why I choose to work with older models (or is age nothing to do with it?)

How to Find the Perfect Hat for Your Face Shape – Part 6: All Square

My last post was about finding hats to suit oval faces. In this final post of the series we will look at the square shaped face. If you are not sure yet what your face shape is, start by reading my first post in this series: how to find out your own face shape. Long faces … Continue reading How to Find the Perfect Hat for Your Face Shape – Part 6: All Square