Gemma Sangwine


Gemma has been designing and producing an exclusive range of fashion accessories since 2001, specialising in millinery and headwear for the last 6 years.

After graduating from Winchester School of Art with a degree in Textiles & Fashion in 1999 she developed her own individual style, working with vintage, recycled and natural materials to make wearable and beautiful accessories.

More recently Gemma has been trained in traditional and couture millinery techniques by studying with and working for Denise Innes at The British School of Millinery. Denise was taught by Rose Cory – former hat maker to the Queen Mother – so she feels privileged to be part of that lineage!

Products available include tiaras made with vintage jewellery, bespoke bridal fascinators made with feathers, antique lace and jewellery, and hats made with vintage fabrics. The emphasis is on using natural and vintage materials as much as possible, thereby making each piece ethical, sustainable and unique.

All pieces are designed and made by Gemma in her studio here in the Cotswolds. You, as the client, are involved every step of the way, ensuring that the finished piece is totally unique and tailored to your requirements – regardless of whether you meet Gemma face to face or are miles apart and complete the whole process remotely, via email, phone and post!

For an extra personal service, Gemma can incorporate materials of sentimental value into your head piece, if you have a scrap of fabric from your dress, or a piece of heirloom jewellery from a loved relative. She has even used lego people (in a bridal keepsake bouquet) duck feathers collected by the bride-to-be from a location important to her, and a brooch from a client’s great aunt’s jewellery box.

Find out more by viisting Gemma's website.

Jan Knibbs

Jan Knibbs offers a variety of luxury, handmade designer garments and accessories ranging from earrings to complete wedding outfits. Her designs allow clients to buy into new luxury and enjoy a unique range of garments, accessories and statement jewellery reflecting on the past whilst looking to the future.

Weddings

Jan's designs are perfect for vintage fantasy themed or boho weddings. Jan likes nothing better than getting involved in the overall styling for your special day to make sure everything co-ordinates. Her designs are vintage inspired, perfect for the modern, discerning bride.

Exhibitions

Jan has taken part in many exhibitions, including Unexpected Excesses at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. She also curated an Alice in Wonderland inspired exhibition at the Art Couture Gallery in Painswick. She also exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries in London with the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

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  • Atelier 19
    19 Suffolk Road
    Cheltenham
    GL50 2AF

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