ABOUT THE BEVERLEY HAT COMPANY
Our hatter and milliner Annabel Anderson 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.
In the following years she also completed master classes in feather dyeing, tiara making and working with crystals from top class milliners including William Sharp, Gertrude Rainier the leading Australian milliner known for her free-form designs at the Melbourne Gold Cup and Rose Cory who was milliner to the late Queen Mother.
Recently Annabel 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.
Annabel has since produced many 'one off' bespoke designs for customers attending Ascot and Royal Garden Parties, and 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.