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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…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 22
  • Joined February 17, 2012

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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

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About

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.

My millinery shoppe has a retail area and is open to the studio where clients can see the raw materials and trims, what is being worked on that day, and how each is constructed. I offer a full service shoppe, doing sizing and repairs, retrims, etc. When was the last time you heard of a full service millinery shoppe?

My love and passion of millinery is incredible; every hat feels like "one of my babies". I try to find good homes for all of them. Love your hats and treat them well; they will give you a lifetime of pleasure!

I have recently hired a part time employee who mainly does machine stitching, packing and shipping.

Welcome to my ETSY Shop, you can there by clicking here: www.etsy.com/shop/MakowskyMillinery

Visit my website here: www.makowksymillinery.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/makowskymillinery

Makowsky Millinery Shoppe
737 N. White Station Road
Memphis, TN 38122

901 412-3697

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