Meet the Maker: Wendy Louise Knight
Originally from Oxford, Wendy is a bespoke milliner using traditional skills to create hats and headwear, her grandparents were milliners in Luton. She has been making hats since 2004 and specialise in off custom designs.
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
My day differs on if it’s a making products or seeing clients. If l am in the studio which is at my house l tend to start work on customer orders early in the morning. I have a showroom in Longford town, so l take appointments to see clients there. I am often in and out for appointments and collections. On busy days l can often sew until quite late as l am always on a deadline for clients events.
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What do you like most about your work?
Designing and making my custom pieces
What do you like least about your work?
What’s your favourite craft item in your home?
My hat blocking machine
What other maker in your discipline do you most look up to?
Stephen jones milliner
How do you start your day?
Yoga and a walk
What’s the first thing you do when you leave the studio?
Tidy I hate to leave a mess for the next day.