Kats Hats Historical Headdresses, Costumes and Accessories are individually
hand-crafted to order and customised to suit existing outfits or a new
ensemble for any historical setting be it Re-enactment, Music and Dance.
Kats Hats Historical Headdresses, Costumes and Accessories cover the 13th, 14th
and 15th Centuries and each one is accurately researched for the period and is
uniquely designed to suit the wearer and their requirements.
"Opus Anglicanum" with Goldwork
Individual quotes available on request.
In c.1351-/3? there was a French King and the Dauphin's Hat maker called
'Kathelot the Royal Hatter' who was also milliner for 'Jeanne de France,
Lords of the Exchequer, 3 Treasurers, a Treasury Clerk' and 'Jean de
Fol' the Royal Fool.
"every chapel d'or made for Jeanne de France by Kathelot la chapeliere was approved directly
by her treasurer and enterd among the Jewels". One such hat was "embroidered
with Cyprus gold thread, set with pearls and garnets and flowers mainly
composed of pearls".
I started making headdresses because as a re-enactor, I couldn't find the
headdresses that I wanted to buy at re-enactor markets. There was nothing
specifically tailored for medieval noble women, apart from a few bits
here and there.
After making a few headdresses for myself in my original society, other
ladies in the group asked me if I would make headdresses for them.
From there, at events across the country, ladies from other societies
asked about my headdresses and if I would make a headdress specifically for
In October 2004 I had my first stall for Kats Hats at David Smith´s
National Living History Fair, at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.
Since then I have been commissioned to produce High Quality Bespoke
pieces of work for Re-enactors and Medieval Interpreters in the UK and
Worldwide, English Heritage, CADW and Museums.
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