After working many years in the hi-tech corporate world, I decided to follow my passion, which is the textile arts. I love to create things, especially hats!
I attended the School of Fashion Design in Boston, where I first learned the lost art of fine millinery. My training has also included self study of books, from the turn of the century and from the 1920s and 1930s, where I have mastered the techniques of the early couture milliners of days gone by.
My hats are hand blocked (steamed, pinned, and molded) on wooden hat blocks. Many of my hat blocks are antique and vintage, dating back as far as the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. In addition, according to traditional millinery techniques, the edges of the hat brims are hand wired to properly shape the brim and allow it to hold its form…
- Born on March 12
- Joined December 14, 2009