Claire Spooner

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Claire trained in millinery at Leeds College of Art & Design, and has been making hats since 2009. She runs Quaintrelle, her own bespoke millinery business from her studios at Newby Hall.  She specialises in designing elegant and distinctive headwear ideal for special occasions – each piece is made by Claire using couture millinery techniques. Claire is also great teacher, passionate about hats, she makes the complex processes straightforward and she is keen to share her skills.

“Claire is an amazing and inspirational tutor.  Enjoyed the whole day.”

– Rachael