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 studio. She specialises in designing elegant and distinctive headwear ideal for special occasions – each piece is made by Claire using couture millinery techniques. Claire also loves theatrical millinery and produces a whole variety of hats for theatre and pantomime. Claire is also great teacher, passionate about hats, she makes the complex processes straightforward and she is keen to share her skills.