Designing Collections: don’t you love a bumpy hat?

Designing collections of felted millinery — I’ve been designing collections for the past year or so since learning that customers and shops respond better to a cohesive look.     When designing collections one is supposed to have 10-12 items. … Continued

Looking Back and Under the Hat: what happened

Out with the old and in with the new: looking back on 2015 so that 2016 will be better – Small confession: I’ve been making hats a few years now, but I’ve never gazed over the accomplishments of the previous year. … Continued

Trying on Hats: pop-up shop in The Strip District

Customers trying on hats offers information – This past weekend I was fortunate to have a sidewalk pop-up shop in front of Penn Avenue Pottery, located in The Strip District, in Pittsburgh. Ceramicist Tracey Donoughe invited myself and another textile artist, Kitty … Continued

Visiting Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse: Let’s go again!

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse –   Before moving to Pittsburgh I was told that the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse (PCCR) should be one of my first stops. My husband’s colleague, heard that I made hats and said that I ‘must … Continued