Anne Tomlin

Handmade Flowers & Bespoke Accessories


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.

Greetings Cards

Pack of six cards with envelopes:

  • Silk peony
  • Silk roses and peony headpiece
  • Silk flower garden
  • Silk orchids headpiece
  • Silk and beaded acorn and oak leaves brooch
  • Silk bluebells headpiece

Size: 148 x 148mm. Cards are blank inside. £10 (+ p&p) per pack.


Millinery flower making – velvet rose corsage

14 – 16 December 2018
West Dean College

Learn how to make couture millinery silk and velvet roses. Experiment with traditional French and Japanese heated tools to manipulate the fabric, shape and dye the petals. Make stamens, bond silk layers, disguise wire and bind stems. Learn about the construction of flowers through observation, before assembling as a brooch pin or hair accessory.


Millinery flower making – a silk orchid

10 – 13 February 2019
West Dean College

Learn how to make couture millinery orchids using different types of silk. Experiment with traditional French and Japanese heated tools to manipulate the fabric and shape petals. Dye your own petal colours, make stamens, bond silk layers, disguise wire and bind stems, and learn about the construction of an orchid through observation before assembling.


Make a silk daisy chain – millinery techniques – a taster day

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.


LHW Masterclass: Abaca Silk Roses

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.


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