Category Archives: General News

Anyone for tea???

Being from the U.K .. afternoon tea is a custom which I adore !! When I was asked by Eddie Shanahan from the CIFD (council of Irish fashion design )to be involved with a collaboration with the westbury hotel in Dublin for a art of Millinery afternoon tea extravaganza!!excited was not the word !!!! Five established milliners Aiofa Kirwan,Davina Lynch,Margrett O Connor Leonora Ferguson and myself Wendy louise knight were asked to create a hat each ,which was given Read More...

Be on Trend with a Fedora Hat!

Fedora Hat My new block of the season is the on trend fedora hat, made in wool or luxurious peachbloom felt ! Everyone looks good in a fedora hat !!! Slightly larger than its sister hat the trilby, the fedora takes hat wearing to another level. When we think fedora we think men’s hat !! We think rat pack , frank Sinatra, dick Tracy and 1940s gangster! Now in this day of casual dressing a fedora hat is a hat of choice for Read More...

Nominated for Enterprise Award

The highlight of enterprise week was rounded off with an evening in the Longford Golf Club for the County Enterprise Awards. The three finalists were Wendy Louise Designs , Shipmytribike and N&E precision. I was delighted to be announced runner up at the event  with a prize fund and fabulous bowl from Thomas Lynam ceramics. The awards are an annual event which highlight growing and established entrepreneurs within the county , the prizes were awarded by Micheal Nevin, head of the Read More...

Winter felts – New shapes!

New shapes … French fancy!!! This new hat block is a quirky vintage inspired pill box I have named it French fancy as it reminded me of adorable French patisseries!!!! It is a small oval shape with a nice deep crown. The detail on the crown is a swirl indentation which gives the hat definition and shape. This style looks amazing and rich blocked using a soft peachbloom wool felt. Making this hat I first heat the aluminum block up so Read More...