About Me

Woody and Blue was established by artist Haroun Ray, with an academic background in both mixed media arts and architecture.

"I was looking for a new direction in my career, where I could draw on my academic background but also get close to my materials in a time-established craft and chose millinery as the one.

"So in 2013 after an amazing introduction from master milliner Karen Shanon and a full year under her studying contemporary millinery there followed a brilliant second year with master milliner Sarah Lomax and I had found my profession. I stick to old school couture techniques with lots of needle and thread to create unique hats for any occasion.

"I’m based in Dalson, London and I have a spot in Jubilee Market, Covent Garden where customers can visit me and try on my creations."


Woody and Blue is proud to be a member of the British Millinery Association.