Mad Hattie

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News from Mad Hattie H.Q.

News from Mad Hattie H.Q.

James Bond Night at Acklington

Monday, 15 January 2018 20:48

Come along to Acklington Village Hall on Saturday 3rd March in your fab-est Bond, Bond Girl or Bond Villian garb and enjoy a themed evening to raise funds for Indian Orphanages.  Canapes, spoof Bond Murder Mystery, fun casino, cocktail, mocktail and cigar bar, phot opportunities, raffle.  Admission by £5 ticket only, available from Amble Pin Cushion.  

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!

New Acquisition for Mad Hattie

Sunday, 27 September 2015 21:42

Although continuing at Artique, Mad Hattie millinery and dressmaking orders can now be taken at Amble Pin Cushion, 20-22 Queen Street, Amble-by-the-Sea NE65 0BZ, which has been purchased on 14.09.15 by Norma and Brian Arthur.  Other services offered by the high street shop include alterations and repairs (with fittings if required); dry cleaning; haberdashery; wool; fabric and courses.  New lines are arriving all the time!

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.

Mad Hattie now at Artique in Amble.

Monday, 16 March 2015 23:57

Mad Hattie is now operating from Artique, Amble and looks forward to welcoming customers old and new for both the vintage emporium and for millinery.  

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 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.

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  • Fancy a fascinator? If so, spend some time with Norma at one of her workshops. I had a fantastic day working with her. Norma is a great teacher and unbelievably patient. She offers loads of advice, but does not do your work for you. At the end of the day everyone's work will be their own and different from the person next to you. Thanks Norma, I had loads of fun and friends have admired my work.   



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