Mad Hattie

Hats, Vintage and Jazz

News from Mad Hattie H.Q.

News from Mad Hattie H.Q.

Aln Valley Railway Performance

Sunday, 06 May 2018 22:28

Mad Hattie and the Eclectic Guitarist will perform at the Aln Valley Railway Music Festival as part of Northumberland Weekend.  Catch us at 2.30pm on Sunday 27th May.

Would you love to sport a headpiece you'd made yourself to match a special outfit?  Make a bow fascinator in a day at our beginner's millinery workshop with Norma on Saturday 07.04.18 10am to 4pm, in our upstairs craft room at Amble Pin Cushion.  Learn how to handle sinamay and work on a three dimensional project.  Lunch and materials included in the cost of £45 (£10 deposit).  Basic sewing and pressing skills advantageous though not essential.  No sewing machine needed.

Knit and Natter at Amble Pin Cushion

Thursday, 21 January 2016 08:13

Monthly Knit and Natter session at Amble Pin Cushion 10.00am - mid-day, £4.50 including refreshments, raffle ticket and 10% off in the shop.  Every third Friday of the month.  Drop-in session, no need to book.  All standards and ages welcome!

Mad Hattie no longer at Artique

Sunday, 27 September 2015 21:42

 Although we have now closed at Artique, Mad Hattie millinery and dressmaking orders continue to be taken at Amble Pin Cushion, 20-22 Queen Street, Amble-by-the-Sea NE65 0BZ, which we have owned and run since September 2015.  Other services offered by our high street shop include alterations and repairs (with fittings booked as required); dry cleaning; haberdashery; wool; fabric and courses.  New lines are arriving all the time, so please keep an eye on our dedicated Facebook page and Amble Pin Cushion website

Mad Hattie marries in Tbilisi!

Saturday, 09 May 2015 12:05

After twelve years, Brian has made an honest woman of me!  We've made a blog of our Georgian wedding trip.

That Ole Devil Called Love on youtube

Monday, 08 December 2014 00:00

We hope you like this Mad Hattie and the Eclectic Guitarist clip of That Ole Devil Called Love on youtube!

The Perfect Gift

Saturday, 02 August 2014 00:00

Why not give a Mad Hattie or Amble Pin Cushion gift voucher for a special present? Use the contacts page to tell me how I can tailor this to your requirements e.g. for millinery, dressmaking or the Vintage Emporium.

If the hat fits...

Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00

Mad Hattie features in the Spring / Summer 2014 Sanderson Young magazine "If the hat fits" article on weddings and race meets.


  • I spent a fantastic couple of days making my first hat. Norma was full of fun and boosted my confidence all the way through. I ended with a hat that I was really proud of. Thank you Norma.

    Marjorie Carline

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