Dinah Makowsky's Profile
I learned to sew in grammar school on a non-electric sewing machine using a foot pedal to power the machine. By the time I had entered grammar school, I was constructing all my clothes and all my sister's clothes. When I entered high school, my Home Economics teacher taught me advanced sewing skills as well as how to do alterations. I began getting alteration requests from other teachers and their friends, and thus began my creative sewing in the public realm.
As a painter needs to paint a canvas, I need to be creating with textiles. I took up hat making quite by chance ten years ago. I like to say it began when my husband went out of town and left me alone for too long! I found a teacher with whom I still study yearly. I look back and see how my millinery skills have vastly improved, and I hope I continue to improve and experiment with different techniques and materials…
- Born on April 22
- Joined February 17, 2012
I gather my materials from the US and worldwide and made by other artists, Incredible handmade flowers and hand dyed silk ribbons in many widths and textures, Only the best qualities of fur felts, wool felts and straws, Vintage and new wooden hat blocks which actually look like wooden hats for shaping the raw materials