Each unique Anne Tomlin creation is lovingly hand-made, using a combination of age-old techniques, together with methods she has developed over the many years spent as a milliner and flower-maker.
Anne has been fascinated by the natural world for as long as she can remember; childhood walks in the countryside with her father, who helped put names to the curious plants and insects they found.
Still in awe of the intricacies of the natural world, and inspired by the couture-quality and craftsmanship associated with the great designers and makers, including Christian Dior and Elsa Schiaparelli, Anne reinterprets the flora and fauna around her, creating exquisite objects that are part adornment, part jewellery and part sculpture; valued heirlooms for years to come.
Anne graduated from West Surrey College of Arts, with a degree in Textiles, before going on to study Millinery at The London College of Fashion. For over twenty years she designed and made hats for many of the leading stores in the UK, USA and Japan. Now, away from the hectic world of fashion, she focuses on her love of wild flowers and the insects that visit them.
Taster Day: Monday 25th February 2019
West Dean College
Learn to make delicate realistic silk daisies using traditional French and Japanese heated millinery tools, dyes and sewing.BOOK NOW
Saturday 6th April 2019 – 10am-5pm
London Hat Week
The London Hat Week 2019 schedule is now live and I will be running a silk rose masterclass focusing on the really special abaca silk fabric. Come and join me and learn loads of techniques from dyeing and colouring to flower making skills and finish. Plenty of tips using tools and plenty of information to take away and a beautiful silk rose. The exact location is to be confirmed but it will be in the London Bridge area. Click the button for more information and bookings.BOOK NOW
18 – 21 July 2019
West Dean College
Learn to make couture millinery lilies. You will experiment with traditional French and Japanese heated tools to manipulate the fabric and shape the petals, create authentic colours with dyes, make stamens, bond silk layers, disguise wire and bind stems. Study the construction of your flowers by observation and drawing.BOOK NOW
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