Nancy Rood's Profile
I grew up in a home where many of our clothes were hand made. Learning to sew was like learning to tie your shoes. My mother, a seamstress and mom of 7 was always busy with custom sewing and alterations at home, as well as the many items that she made for the family. There were sometimes bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses hanging in her sewing room in various stages of completion.
I started making hats in 1994 and have been making them in my Lincoln Vermont home ever since. I have no formal training or fancy degree. Most of my designs come from a lot of trial and error. My home is my studio. Each hat is individually cut (on my kitchen table). I work out of a small sewing room bristling with feathers, fur, trims and shiny things. My basement serves as storage, piled with bolts of fabric and tubs of velvet and hats cut and ready to be stitched…
- Born on March 12
- Joined October 31, 2010