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Boatwoman’s Bonnet Kit

Contains ready-cut fabric, lace and cording with full instructions for making a traditional Boatwoman's Bonnet.
Only thread has to be supplied.

Choose from the fabric colours and designs shown below.

N.B. Whilst every effort has been made to reproduce the colours, there may be slight variations.

Bonnet Kit © B. Ripley 1989 (Retro-Repro 2000) All rights reserved.

BK04  Blue and cream floral design

BK05  Purple and white floral design

BK08  Pink gingham with large check

BK03  Teal with white dotted design

BK06  Pink and white floral design

The Boat Child’s Bonnet Kit contains fabrics and full instructions for making a traditional Boat Child's Bonnet.

This kit is one size only (to suit a larger child) and in cream only

Boat Child’s Bonnet Kit

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BK10  Cream with Turquoise floral pattern

BK11  Pale green with dark green sprig pattern

BK14  Purple, lavender & white flowers with green sprigs

Note: the colour reproduction here may not be an exact match and should be considered a guide only.  A square of approx. 3 inches  is shown for scale.

All fabrics subject to availability - see the drop-down list on our ordering page for the choice we have in stock at present.

If you have any queries please email us at Sales@lhcrt.org.uk

Dave and Kay Murray at Little Venice in May 2016 winning the IWA Vic Trott Trophy for the Best Traditional Boat Costume.

Kay’s bonnet was made from one of our kits by May Brown.