|West Berkshire & North Hampshire Open Studios
Wilton, Wiltshire (shared studio)
(6th-7th, 20th-21st, and 27th-28th)
|Marlborough Open Studios
Abigail Holgate Millinery is based near Marlborough in Wiltshire. Abby has pieces that are ready to wear, suitable for all seasons and occasions, as well as providing a bespoke service to design and make individual pieces.
All hats are available for hire and purchase – click here for more info.
“Playful, intriguing, different, colourful, exciting, intelligent“
In Abby’s words: “I am of the opinion that you don’t have to be fashionable in order to be stylish – being who we are is by far the most interesting thing a person can be. I don’t seek to look the same way as others do so I would never create something that would have you blending in with the crowd.”
“I’m thrilled to be able to offer you not just hats, but an environment free of any stress and pressure in which to enjoy them – and to find the right piece just for you. My hats are about finding that missing piece, that little bit of extra something that makes you feel gloriously confident and authentically you.”
Following a degree in social anthropology, and building upon a City & Guilds level 2 in fashion millinery under the tutelage of Louise Pocock, Abby has extended her knowledge and techniques under other leading milliners such as Judy Bentinck, Dillon Wallwork and Jenny Roberts. Her work has been seen at events ranging from vintage rallies to country weddings and everything in between.