I took my first millinery course five years ago to learn how to make hats for myself, then loved it so much I wanted to make them for others, too! Since then I have trained both privately and at craft schools and millinery conferences with wonderful instructors from the US, Australia, the United Kingdom and Spain. One of my hats was included in an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery in New York City in the Spring of 2019, a huge honor and a big thrill!
I enjoy the meticulous quality of hand-stitching and make all of my hats by hand, only rarely using a sewing machine. I use the absolute best-quality materials I can find and love to mix vintage items with both modern materials and a modern sensibility. I absolutely swoon over the detailed pattern of a vintage French silk veiling, the plush texture of a high-quality velour felt, the suppleness and sheen of a Japanese ribbon, and the intricacy of a carved Bakelite buckle. It is my great pleasure to share these beautiful materials with others in my handmade hats.