This is detail from Mandy Smiths wedding dress, showing the special label made & the hand beading (by Louise!) You can't really see much of the detail of the real dress here. It was printed with a special design which was created specially for the extended train

This is an enormous dress!

One of Louises fabrics is in the Victoria & Alberts Collection of Twentieth Century Textiles. Louise & John have a small selection of (mainly) their early work in slide form at the Index of Selected Makers at the Crafts CouncilCrafts Council, London. (Though, unfortunately, I think you will have to visit to see them:-( ) (Louise Hamlin-Wright, Ma, Ba, John Chapple, Ba).


All pictures © John Chapple, all dresses©Louise Hamlin-Wright

For further information please contact Louise Hamlin-Wright, orJohn Chapple,