A year ago, if you had said that we would all be wearing face masks as an everyday thing, most people would have thought it madness. However, that being the world we now live in, face masks have reached all the people of every industry. A short while ago, we were approached by a very thoughtful lady, Rose Nugee, who wanted to commission an extravagant mask for a special occasion.
Her father, the now Judge Nugee, was having his judges swearing in which the judges wear their wigs and ceremonial robes but in these times of covid, they also need to wear a mask. Rose asked us to design and make a mask to compliment the ornate details of the robes which feature the chancellor’s lace and robe ornaments, and this is what we came up with.
The mask features 3 shades of gold thread stitched on black silk, with 2 internal layers and a black silk lining also (all washable). We added a little momogram to the side as well to personalise it even further (and so no one could possibly mistake that it was theirs other than Judge Nugee)
It was lovely of them both to share these photos from the big day with us, with them both looking so proud.
The Lord Chief Justice, ‘Ian Burnett’ even mentioned the mask in his speach during the swearing: ”Might I also congratulate him, or I think moreappropriately his daughter, on the splendid face mask he is wearing.”
We were delighted with how the piece came out and it was a really lovely project to have worked on.
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