Carrie Kintore has a background in Psychology but has always been creative and interested in various crafts. Millinery has become a great passion and Carrie's knowledge in the subject has been extended by the completion of a variety of courses.
Study at Edinburgh’s Telford Collge resulted in the award of a City and Guilds in Millinery and Advanced Millinery. Carrie has also studied flower making for millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College in summer 2009, followed by a course at Edinburgh College of Art under renowned milliner Jeanette Sendler. This was followed by study under the world famous theatrical milliner Jane Smith and then Eugenie van Oirschot, renowned designer and winner of The Hat Magazine ‘designer of the year 2001’.
All of Carrie’s work is handcrafted and completed to traditional techniques; this means hand blocking each piece and the majority of work is handstiched. Carrie particularly enjoys working with sinamay, felt, straw and buckram but also uses a number of other materials. When creating a bespoke piece she likes to work closely with the client to find a style to suit the wearer in terms of colouring bone structure and also their personality. Carrie does all of the work herself so you can be assured you are getting a genuine piece not one that has been handed to assistants to finish off as many milliners do.
Carrie is available for private commissions and works from her atelier in Eskbank, Midlothian where she lives with her husband James, the 14th. Earl of Kintore and their son Tristan born in May 2010. As well as Millinery Carrie also works with James to manage Keith Hall Estate in Aberdeenshire and they both take a keen interest in Clan Keith their family clan.
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