The Chronicles

Are you feeling a little frazzled and jaded

Are you feeling a little frazzled and jaded i. These ever changing time? I know I feel a little disappointed that all our events have been cancelled. However it’s important that we all keep calm and follow the government guidelines for our own safety. Keep well and safe everyone and we shall meet up on […]

ornamentology is having a revamp……

This will be the fifth year of trading and now is the time for a pop up shop overhaul, to that end with the help of the trusty man servant who has joinery skills I can only dream of, he has revamped some old tea chests I’ve had in store for ages and with some […]

A Little Revamp…

It’s been a little while since a  friend and all round good egg Steven Thompson at BigDaddy Digital  suggested I make a few changes to make this site more viewer friendly. Now as we all know my Tech skills are a bit ropey but with a bit of encouragement and assistance I’ve had a go […]

Off to Haworth this weekend

This weekend is The Haworth Steampunk Weekend we will be trading in The Methodist Church Hall both days so please pop along for some gratuitous hat wearing and selfie frame indulging Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/events/760049284359990/?ti=icl There will also be this: And many of these too… So climb aboard you transportational devices and join the […]

A little creative endeavour with goggles

Whilst I have be recovering from the enormously grand Asylum I took the opportunity to adorn some Airsoft Goggles and here is the results. They will be making their debut at The Hastings Steampunk circus of curiosities at the weekend

It has started Asylum and we are ready

I will be going down the runway modelling one of Alice Hartshorne’s creations this evening at BGU but before all that here is today’s hat and quote. “A person carries off the hat. Hats are about emotion. It’s all about how it makes you feel” Philip Tracey milliner and hat maker We will be trading […]

The eve of Asylum is upon us..

Well some of you will have landed already but the main event will start tomorrow with the arrivals and admin stuff. Safe travels everyone and here is a hat to tempt you and a quote to inspire you “The personality of the wearer of the hat makes the hat” Philip Tracey hat designer

Not long til Asylum now folks…

As promised a hat a day til Asylum here is todays offering with a hat quote for your delectation “I can wear a hat or take it off but either way it’s a conversation piece” Hedda Hopper. American Actress and gossip columnist circa 1950′  

The countdown to Asylum has begun

Todays offering for your delectation from the countdown to Asylum collection I thought I would offer a hat quote of the day too.. This one is from the late Isabella Blow fashion editor and muse “I don’t wear a hat as prop I wear it as part of me”    

Asylum is just about up us….

The largest steampunk event in Europe and we are trading on Saturday &Monday in Bailgate Methodist Church Hall

Breaking great news we are trading at Asylum again this year…

Yes it’s that time again and we are excited and pleased to announce that we have reserved our place on Saturday & Bank Holiday Monday at The Bailgate Methodist Church Hall near the Newport Arch in Lincoln get your requests for that new hat in soon to avoid disappointment… Hope to see you all there […]

Next weekend 15th &16th June we are in Peterborough

We will be joining the Clockwork Infirmary in the museum in Priest gate for the usual mayhem. Pop along there will be lots to see and do as it is the heritage weekend in and around Peterborough Cathedral. Here  are a couple of hats to inspire you.

Nat in her Hat

Here is the lovely Nat in her time police woman hat,  in Morecambe at the weekend. I love it when a commission comes together. Image from Eric Mercer. Nat in her Hat

Ready for Steamageddon at the weekend

Where there is light there is dark to this endeavour I have created these two Top hats for your delight. The wonders of this amazing genre…. We hope you will come and join us at the weekend.

Ready for the passengers…

We are ready to set off this weekend at Nene Valley Railway this is the view from my pop up shop window this time. come and find us in the Pullman carriage on the platform this weekend 10am til 5pm

Tomorrow we will be at Cambridge Museum of Technology

Hope you can join us at The revamped Museum. Oh I will be nipping off to give an interview with Cambridge Radio with the lovely Christina Fernandes on the Sunday Brunch Show, you can find it on Cambridge 105 on Facebook. On Twitter we’re @cambridge105. Look forward to catching up with you all there here are some hats […]

Setting up day t Chatham Dock Yard

We will be busy setting up here today in readiness for you all tomorrow . Stayed over last night what an amazing venue. Here are a few new hats to tempt you along…

Getting Ready for our Next Adventure, Chatham Docks

This is the first time we are setting sail for Chatham Docks and we are very excited to be joining the fun. There will be hat images to follow so keep the wind in your sails for more info.. 21st & 22nd April Steampunk Village 2019: Chatham Dockyards!    

Time Quake this weekend in Manchester

We will be joining the mayhem of the second Time Quake, hope you can join us over the weekend, here are a couple of post apocalyptic hats to wet your appetite…

We are trading at Time Quake 2

We have booked our place in Time Quake 2 and are making some post apocalyptic headwear for your delight. More images to follow….

New Bag design

After years of plain brown paper bags I have embossed, painted and metal brushed my own design onto the plain bags. All in keeping with my colour way I love a little embossment…..

What a fab time at Whitby

Well the first event of the year at Whitby, what an amazing time we all had meeting new friends and reconnecting with the usual suspects. Thank you everyone who joined in and was a good sport.

Its Whitby time again at the weekend in the Pavillion…

We are ready to go for the start of our steampunking year, kicking off at Whitby at the weekend, are you ready to join us? New year, new hat me thinks, come and have a look, try some on get in on that selfie frame action… Oh and a little hat tease too….  

What a vlogtastic accolade

Thank you, I think you are awesome and your service is second to none 🙏🏻💯 #steampunk #CustomerService #outstanding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/mOdHonxett — Steven Thompson – Founder @BIGDaddyDigital (@MrSteThompson) December 5, 2018

The Twelfth hat for Christmas

We have arrived this is the final hat for Christmas. Well it not quite a hat but it is sparkly and that’s important…. We at ornamentology thank you for your continued support and kindness and we wish you all a very merry Christmas and peaceful and prosperous new year xx

The penultimate Hat for Christmas

Here we are then the Eleventh hat for Christmas my word December has flown past, enjoy the run up to your big day…

The Tenth hat for Christmas

We are on the home stright now in the quest to complete The Twelve Hats for Christmas, here isthe latest offering for that trip to the country. The hat elf can still get this to you for that after lunch stroll into the countryside.    

The Eighth Hat for Christmas

We are well on this journey through the Twelve hats of Christmas. Here is todays offering, enjoy The usual rules apply if you wish this atop you very fine head.

The Seventh Hat for Christmas

Here is the seventh hat in the Twelve Hats of Christmas story, available in time for the big day, just contact the hat elf in the usual way, gail@ornamentology.co.uk

The Sixth hat for Christmas

Continuing on our journey though the Twelve Hats of Christmas here is the Sixth offering, remember if you love this Pith Helmet the hat elf can still get it to you before the big day £60 including Uk p&p enjoy

The fifth hat for Christmas

From The Twelve Hats of Christmas collection, this Steampunk pirate hat is just what you need to Swashbuckle in. Just let our hat elf know and we can get it to you in time for the big day. £70 including p&p in the UK.

The Forth hat of Christmas

Here is the forth hat of Christmas from the chosen twelve, hope you are singing along to these!?…Who cannot resist a little tartan over the festive period? £58 +p&p in the uk Also featuring My glorious Ossington award for best trader awarded by Newark Steampunk Society.

How to stretch a hat… A little vlog

If you have a hat that is a little to small or you may have a boney lump on your head or your hat needs a reshape this is one way to tackle this difficulty. I offer a hat stretching service, hope this helps, you will never need to have a hat that pinches your […]

The third hat of Christmas

Here is the third hat in my twelve hats of Christmas, just get in touch and let the hat elf arrange a delivery for your special day… £58 +p&p in the UK

The twelve hats of Christmas thro December.

A little twist on the twelve days of Christmas, I have compiled a selection of hats to brighten up those dark days of December. All are available for your delight

What a busy and fabulous end to this years trading…

Well, what a busy last weekend. Haworth, we thank you and it wasn’t to cold! Steampunks in Space we also thank you and all those lovey folks organised these two amazing events also those fearless souls who popped by our stall and tried on, purchased and generally mucked about. We will be back to trade […]

The Rushden Steampunk Spooktacular Saturday 10 til late

The link to the lovely details https://www.facebook.com/events/383635302129631/ for your navigation devices: Rushden, NN10 OAW Come and join the spooky Steampunk fun with us all but wrap up warm there will be a chill in the air… Here are some little temptations for you

How to measure your head…

Well here is the long awaited vlog from the ornamentology team about how to measure your head to get the correct hat size.

In readiness for Saturday…

On Saturday we will be venturing to The Frame Knitters Museum in Nottingham. We hope you will drop by and see us from 11am til 4pm, here are a few from the new batch of #steampunktophats for your delectation…

The next outing to the Framework knitters Museum 6th October 2018

I’ve missed this little gem of a venue off the tour list, so a post is in order. We shall be bringing our pop up hat shop to this fab place Framework Knitters Museum https://www.facebook.com/events/118533478785378/ more new hats will be showcased here watch this space  

Well that’s it for another year then…

BIG thank you everyone who came, saw, chatted, tried on and even purchsed our hats. It is always good to see youallfora catch up and making new friends. Here we are on Sunday our soggy day off.

Asylum is here at last……

  Well we all made it… ornamentology will be trading at The BAILGATE METHODIST CHURCH HALL on Saturday and Monday, please come and join us there for the usual merriment..  Oh and hats of course! 

Readying for Asylum

ASYLUM is just a week away, so shiver me timbers some Pirate hats for your delecation…                          

New dates for all our diaries….

A large cup of tea and new tour dates listed for your delight. We hope you will be able to join us too. Commissions are always a treat, so get in touch and we can chat about your ideas and make them a reality. Here are some I prepared earlier:-  

Bressingham Steam Gardens, put a little steam into your weekend…

We are full steam a head for Bressingham Steam Gardens at the weekend, this is an amazing place and well worth a visit run by a dedicated team, camping is available so you can immerse yourselves in the steampunk madness.  And a few hats from us too…

Bracing ourselves for Skegness Church Farm on Sunday

Our first time at this lovely local event hope to see you all there in this fab weather, maybe not so bracing this time eh?.. se the link in ornamentology on tour section. A Little someting to temp you #tophat

More about Ashleigh-ellan’s fashion collection

Ashleigh-Ellan asked and it was a great honour to come up with a little something to assist her final year fashion collection.  Some of you know these models they walk amongst us. The clothes from her final year collection are amazing.      and finally the designer herself with her splendid models

Off to time tomorrow

On Sunday to very morrow we will be here, with these jolly new hats…   

STOAT on Saturday 12th May

It has been a little while since The Nene Valley Railway entertained steampunk traders on their lovely trains but on Saturday  this will be addressed. There will be  a fashion show as well, so come and find us and try on hats look at the interesting & unusual too. A little link to help with […]

Home and unpacked from Time Quake

Well that was a great but chilly start to this new event. It was great to have all the zones together under one roof, together with a mix of creatives. Here area few moments from our stall. Thank you to everyone who popped by and to the hard work and efforts of the organising team.

More for Manchester

The sun shone & the images are done. A crop of fascinators with semi precious stones. Pop in for a look over the weekend.    

Well the Time Quake is upon us at the weekend.

At the weekend in Bowlers Manchester this new and exciting event. We will be in the steampunk market area with our new branding and lots of new hats for your delectation. Come by for a chat…

In other news…

The Beehive in St. Martin’s Square Lincoln is where you can find this months collection of jewellery, pop along and check it out   

A little tease for Whitby at the weekend

We are all getting ready for the first Whitby Steampunk event of the year and here are a selection of the hats on parade for your delectation.      

All change at The Beehive Lincoln

It’s all change for my little selection of jewellery at The Beehive in St. Martin’s Square Lincoln. Come and take a look.

Great News

Great news we are trading at Time over the Easter weekend, here is the link  http://timequake.co.uk/                        

Getting ready for Surrey Steampunk Convivial on Saturday

Well here we are making new hats for your delight for this weekend, we trade on Saturday. Hope to see you all there… The link https://www.facebook.com/events/411299729260149/ More Piths for the Pith Helmet Project, more to follow later in the week…                  

Off to a wedding fair

Tomorrow we are at The waterside shopping centre showcasing some of our #alternative wedding headwear. Pop by and take a look

The start of something new..

Great news, today I took some of my handmade jewellery to the Beehive in Lincoln in St Martin’s Square the link:  https://en-gb.facebook.com/thebeehivelincoln I have a shelf and will be adding new things as I go. As ever commissions are greatly encouraged.