A Little About Me…
As a kid, while my friends were interested in playing games like ‘children in the corn’ or ‘bloody mary’, I was far more interested in digging for treasure, trying to make little ‘clay’ dishes painted with dandelion paint, or searching through antique shops with my Grandparents. Looking back, that all makes perfect sense.
I am primarily a milliner who focuses on straw plait millinery. While I started with mid-nineteenth century bonnets and hats, I have branched out to other eras and occasionally the theatrical, cosplay and steampunk piece. I also have an interest in domestically made winter bonnets.
A Mini-Tour of My Blog
On the right, you will see a section called Pages. Here you will find pages of information on my current and upcoming publications as well as resource pages covering some of my favorite topics – Shawls, Straw Millinery, Millinery Ribbons and Social Movements. Scroll down to the categories on the right to find regular blog entries. This includes seasonal millinery, sewing cases and various research topics. There is a search box to help you find what you are looking for.
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To learn more about my program development as well as my books, articles and workshops, please visit my portfolio site.