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