Claire Spooner is a professional freelance milliner with a studio at Newby Hall, North Yorkshire.
Under her label “Quaintrelle”, Claire designs and makes for private clients with special occasions and period hats for theatre. Claire enjoys sharing her passion for hats through talks, demonstrations and workshops.
Some feedback on Claire’s teaching: “inspirational”, “relaxed, informal, great demonstrations”, “easy to understand and help was always at hand”.
Tuition for private groups at a suitable venue of your choice:
“Marvellous Millinery” an introduction to blocking a cocktail hat
“Fabulous Fascinators” sinamay and feathers on a headband or comb
“Feather Corsages” feathers mounted on a broochpin/croc clip
“Silk Flowers” French silk flowers using flower irons & tools
“Shoe clips” feathers, fabric and/or ribbon designs on shoeclips
Workshops, demos & talks for venues hosting workshop programmes or linking to themed exhibitions/events, previous clients include:
ArtisOn, Masham 2012-18
York Theatre Royal 2017
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond 2017
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 2015-16
Lincs Inspire, Hats & Bonnets – Victorian Fashions 2016
Lincs Inspire, 150 years of Alice in Wonderland celebrations 2015
Leeds College of Art & Design 2014
Rural Arts, Thirsk 2014
Festival of Vintage, York Racecourse 2011
York Castle Museum “Heads Up!” 2010.
Leeds City Museum, Heroes & Heroines 2010
Quaintrelle, 15B The Stables, Newby Hall, nr. Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE