Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery

Contact Name: Margaret Woodliff

Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery
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About Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery

I am a professional milliner, making hats for formal and informal occasions - weddings, ladies day racing, bridal headpieces, fascinators and contemporary accessories etc.

Millinery classes for students interested in exploring heritage techniques, making their own headpieces etc. were delivered pre-Covid in person exclusively for Craft Courses in my NE studio, as well as for a number of local organisations, and galleries.

Please get in touch if you are interested in a 1:1 class via Zoom.

Courses, kits & gifts

Craft kit
Craft Kit – Make your own handmade Tartan flower with a Petersham Bow
Craft Kit – Make your own handmade Tartan flower with a Petersham Bow
(3)
£25
Have you ever heard of The North East textile technique of proggy or clippy? No! If you would like to learn a new craft, then this new craft kit designed...
Gift
Hand painted silk and leather leaf brooch - Beech
Hand painted silk and leather leaf brooch - Beech
£30
Hand-painted silk and leather leaf brooch, with jewellery clip. The leaf measures approximately 10cm x 5cm, 4" x 2", each leaf is individually hand-painted so they vary slightly in colour...
Gift
Hand painted silk and leather leaf brooch - Field Maple
Hand painted silk and leather leaf brooch - Field Maple
£30
Hand-painted silk and leather leaf brooch, with jewellery clip. The leaf measures approximately 8cm x 8cm, 3.25" x 3.25", each leaf is individually hand-painted so they vary slightly in colour...
Gift
Hand painted silk and leather leaf brooch - Japanese Maple
Hand painted silk and leather leaf brooch - Japanese Maple
£30
Hand-painted silk and leather leaf brooch, with jewellery clip. The leaf measures approximately 9cm x 9cm, 3.5" x 3.5", each leaf is individually hand-painted so they vary slightly in colour...
Gift
Hand painted silk and leather leaf brooch - Oak
Hand painted silk and leather leaf brooch - Oak
£30
Hand-painted silk and leather leaf brooch, with jewellery clip. The leaf measures approximately 11cm x 5cm, 4.5" x 2", each leaf is individually hand-painted so they vary slightly in colour...
Gift
Jubilee - union flag fascinator headband
Jubilee - union flag fascinator headband
£39
Jubilee - union flag fascinator headband is an easy to wear headband, featuring red white and blue layered bows complete with a Union Jack button decoration. This patriotic headband will...
Gift
Tartan layered handmade brooch - Lochcarron of Scotland
Tartan layered handmade brooch - Lochcarron of Scotland
£25
Tartan layered handmade brooch - Lochcarron of Scotland - the brooches feature four curated tartans each with four petals layered with crin to give a "tutu' like appearance. The tartan...

Reviews

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Introducing winter millinery - evenings - Newcastle NE1 (Course inactive)

In-person
Helen Collinson - - #19980

I am so delighted with the quality of work I have been able to achieve with expert coaching from Margret. The friendly atmosphere in the small group really gets the creative mood going and means participants can bounce ideas of one another about how they intend to decorate their head piece. 1st class course giving participants skills to go on to other projects and become immersed in the world of millinery

Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:

Thank you Helen for your review.

It's very fulfilling teaching The Introduction to Millinery course - guiding interested and enthusiastic "newbies" through the basics of millinery. I love watching my students as they grow in confidence and realise that with the support and guidance that my small classes offer they can create headpieces they will proudly wear to their next special event!

Now I'm looking forward Helen to seeing the images of you wearing your latest piece - your lovely emerald green trilby!

Thanks again - Margaret

Introducing winter millinery - evenings - Newcastle NE1 (Course inactive)

In-person
Judith Anderson - - #20074

Margaret is a most generous tutor: with her time, expertise and materials. She is very patient and excels at explaining all concepts at just the right level (neither condescending nor highfaluting). I have no hesitation in highly recommending this thoroughly enjoyable course which was held in such congenial surroundings. I look forward to wearing my creation at Cheltenham.

Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:

Thank you Judith for your review - the class was great fun and I love it that everyone has plans in mind for wearing their headpiece! I can’t wait to see the photos from Cheltenham, and hear that there are plans afoot for your headpiece to have another significant outing too, later in the year.

Thank you again for your lovely review of the winter millinery class - Margaret

Introducing winter millinery - evenings - Newcastle NE1 (Course inactive)

In-person
Marilyn Martin - - #20095

I have done two courses with Margaret and thoroughly enjoyed both. I would highly recommend her. I made a felt button and a sinnamay hat. I wore my felt button at a W.I. function where quite a few people complimented me on the creation. There were four members of the WI who signed up for one of Margaret's courses and we all had a good time. For anyone with a special occasion I would definitely recommend you try Margaret's courses.

Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:

Thank you Marilyn for your review - it was a pleasure to teach you and the other members of the Belford WI group. It is always interesting to see the variety of makes that are acheived using similar materials.

I was delighted to learn that you had worn your felt headpiece to a WI event and do hope to hear that your sinamay piece will have an outing too, now the summer is coming. I am looking forward to seeing the images!

Thank you again for your lovely review of the winter millinery class - Margaret

Introducing winter millinery - evenings - Newcastle NE1 (Course inactive)

In-person
Charlotte - - #20107

In 3 sessions, plus some homework, I have made a wonderful, felt button, trimmed with a beaded felt flower, curls and a feather. I am very proud. Margaret guided me to make the hat even better for a first attempt than I could have imagined. I'm going back to Margaret to learn about using sinamay for the spring and summer.

Response from Margaret Woodliff Wright Millinery:

Thank you Charlotte, for your review of my course Introducing Millinery. I too, am delighted with the results of your course. Your spectacular lined mustard yellow felt contemporary headpiece features an individually pieced mustard “dahlia” style felt flower and is trimmed with a contrasting marroon peacock feather quill.

I know you will wear your headpiece with pride next autumn. Now I am looking foward to teaching you and your mother about summer millinery, in advance of this Spring’s racing season! See you very soon!

Thank you again, Margaret