Anne Tomlin

Handmade Flowers & Bespoke Accessories


Anne graduated in 1983 from West Surrey College of Art (now part of UCA) with a first-class Honours degree in Textile Design, before studying Millinery at The London School of Fashion. She began designing and making hats in 1985 and started to make a name for herself in the fashion world.

Bailey Tomlin Label

By the end of the 80’s she had founded Bailey Tomlin with textile designer Bridget Bailey, and for nearly 20 years they made hats under their own label, as well as collections for many prestigious stores and designers; including Harrods, Liberty, Mulberry, Saks 5th Avenue and Mitsukoshi.

Anne Tomlin Label

Since then, Anne has been rediscovering her fascination with the natural world, and now makes bespoke accessories; handmade flowers and hair adornments inspired by the wild flowers (and bumble bees!) that surround her West Sussex home.


Millinery silk flower making: Roses

Short course: Friday 19 May 2017 – Monday 22 May 2017
West Dean College


West Dean Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday 3rd June 2017: 13:30 – 15:00 and 15:30 – 17:00

I will be running two short workshops making silk rosebuds on the Saturday.

When booking select Saturday 3rd on the calendar and scroll down the list to Millinery flower making – silk rosebud; please ensure you have a valid admission ticket for the Festival prior to booking (available on the same page).


I’m also exhibiting at the Festival from the 2nd – 4th June, so even if you can’t make the workshops, it would be lovely to see you there.

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