A lover of hats, Ulka learnt traditional millinery techniques at the Hat Works in Stockport. She works from a studio in her home in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Ulka loves working with a variety of colours and materials to create unique stylish hats and fascinators using a combination of traditional and modern methods. She works with customers through her bespoke service to create hats and fascinators that truly complete their outfits.

As a vegetarian, she doesn’t use fur or leather in her millinery and the sourcing of ethical materials is important to her.

Ulka keeps herself up-to-date through membership of the British Millinery Association, online training with other milliners, and subscriptions to millinery magazines. She’s also a member of a Magic Milliners group that meets regularly to share knowledge, techniques and ideas. She finds inspiration from many sources, such as the arts, architecture and nature.