Dawn's Shop And studio workshop
My studio is based in the small shop space in the White Hart pub on Church Road in Crystal Palace, London. I have a large shop window which enables customers to see me working and pop in. The shop is accessed through the pub which is great if you fancy lunch and glass of wine after hat shopping!
I use a mixture of vintage, traditional and new hat blocks and work in wool felt, straw or fabric, often on commission.
Studio consultations are usually a chat over a cup of tea about the specifics of what my client wants. We discuss shapes, materials and colours using sketches, swatches and ribbons. Often clients bring items of clothing for colour matches.
We take measurements, then stay in contact over the process of hat making, which can be anything from one to three weeks depending on complexity and existing demand. Please get in-touch if you have any questions. I'd love to hear from you. Or if you're in Crystal Palace come and see me!