Kay Ribbens Hats

Kay Ribbens, Mochrum Park, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart DG8 0BY

About Me

After studying at the London School of Dramatic Art, I spent several years working in theatres around the UK and sold and exhibited drawings and paintings while my children were small.  


In 1990 I set up a textile studio in rural Galloway in South West Scotland in the design of wearable sculpture and headwear.

I now concentrate specifically on designing and making textile hats.


As a textile designer I am totally committed to the concept of good and innovational design in contemporary living and attempt to create a continuous collection of original and distinctive textile hats of universal appeal.

Painting DJ’s portrait live on stage at Top Rank ballroom

‘Summertime’ 2014

Early headwear

Early bodywear