Block of the Month May 2015 – CB163

Every month we offer a discount on one of our popular designs and this month it is the crown block CB163. Guy and Ann Morse-Brown came across a collection of old black and white photographs amongst a milliners collection who had ceased trading. No one knew who they were in the pictures or even who made the hats, but there are some stunning designs and photographs amongst them. They have been the inspiration for a few of our styles and here’s a good example.cb163photo2

We also received some pictures from Karen Back of The Heritage Milliner which show how we interpreted the top of the block as a gentle pork pie style.


Karen Back

You’ll receive 15% discount on the price below when you quote ‘Block of the Month’

CB163 Beret Block



We love this block but it’s not quite what you expect until you take a look at the vintage photo that was the inspiration for this block. It can be made to any size but as in the photo, to make it perch well, we suggest 21″. At this size it measures 22cm x 25cm.

Ex VAT £123.33




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