Katie ValeSo it all started in 2004, when the fashion was to have sleek, straight, neat, long hair. The exact opposite to what I have! On a daily basis I was getting fed up with the mass of uncontrollable curls before me and so I began making "things" to pretty my hair. I say "things", because in the start I was just experimenting with anything and everything around me.

Having realised that I was not only loving making these items, but also I was starting to get stopped to be asked where I had got them from; and I decided to go back to school......well evening school! Something I didn't think I would ever end up doing again.

I have carried out over 2 years worth of courses in wire work and have spent several years training with Rose Cory, Milliner by Royal Appointment to the late Queen Mother. Through this training I have learnt the traditional art of millinery.

Katie ValeI pride myself on all items being designed and hand made fully by myself. Not only do I believe that this ensures the consistent quality of the items, but also because I love doing it.

Now on a daily basis if I've not got pliers in my hand, it's because I'm sat at my sewing machine. What started out as a retaliation against high street fashion has turned into my daily passion.

Thanks for reading,


Katie xx

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