Eloise founded her award-winning hat making company ‘Moody and Farrell’ in London eight years ago. She has made seasonal collections shown at Fashion Weeks in London and Paris which have been featured in a wide range of international magazines such as Vogue, W Elle, Grazia, Harpers, Crafts and Selvedge. She has also collaborated with designers Meadham Kirchhoff as well as creating hats for television and films including the iconic hat in the recent film Paddington. She has spent the past five years working with straw, using ancient techniques and processes to create very modern marvels. Eloise is currently undertaking exciting new projects as an artist, using her skills to create finely crafted objects
For Harvest, Eloise is making ceremonial loaves of bread for the 500 dinner guests at the Meal. Working with renowned chef Lee Clarke, she is baking into each an envelope containing a series of ‘provocations’ to stimulate conversation between the diners. Four special loaves will contain finely crafted hand carved replicas of the archaeological finds from the twelfth century food market which originally took place in Cathedral Square. The diners who find these relics will get to keep them as a commemorative souvenir, Eloise has also been giving masterclasses on straw plaiting techniques, working with the community to create beautiful napkin rings for the Meal.