Mad Hattie

Hats, Vintage and Jazz

Mad Hattie no longer at Artique

 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

Various courses run, with a new programme every quarter.  Sign up for our APC newsletter here to be the first to know (please scroll to the bottom of the page).  Monthly Knit and Natter (3rd Friday morning of the month), Stitch and Bitch (4th Wednesday afternoon of the month), and courses all enjoy a 10% discount in the shop.  The upstairs craft room where these take place is also available to hire by tutors, community groups, or simply for anyone requiring a large table to cut out their dressmaking or curtains.  Contact us here!


  • Earlier in the year I had the great pleasure to witness Norma working in her studio as part of the Crossing Borders festival. She had on display some amazing creations varying from the traditional wide-brimmed wedding hat to party fascinators, all of which Norma can tailor to meet her clients’ specific needs. Each hat has a wonderful quality and you can see the attention to detail with which each has been created. On meeting Norma you are immediately aware of her passion and eye for style, and her sense of fun. She provides a professional and very personable service in the surroundings of her purpose made studio. I must find an occasion to go to with one of her hats!

    Lisa Wakeford

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