ABOUT THE BEVERLEY HAT COMPANY
Our hatter and milliner Anna Hodgson qualified in all aspects of bespoke millinery at Leeds College of Art and Design in 2002 and was taught by Peter Kingston Youel who was one of the lead designers for many years with Liberty's of London. She won a place in an International Millinery competition whilst still studying at College.
In the following years she also completed master classes in feather dyeing, tiara making & working with crystals from top class milliners from around the world including Rose Cory MBE who was milliner to the late Queen Mother and is a royal warrant holder.
Anna has specialised in working with leather and fur products, particularly farmed mink from Denmark and went to Copenhagen twice in 2014 to work with the designers in this city.
Anna has since produced many 'one off' bespoke designs for customers attending Ascot and Royal Garden Parties, and has made hats for ladies going to royal weddings. Anna can design and make silk hats, Winter felts and sinamay, parisisal and fine Italian straws by commission.
The Beverley Hat Company is equally happy to add and dye feathers to match the customers outfit to an existing hat, giving it a new lease of life.