My new Etsy page is up and I am moving forward with my name change and bold plans to take my hatmaking to the next level. Readers (who I thank gratefully for your interest), there will me many changes and redirects within the next month but I hope you will see it through to the … Read more
Leather bow and found material fascinator for my fall collection available at the end of September.
I was looking through photos of some old Emily Carr projects I documented and came upon my first attempt at blocking felts hats! I named all of the hats after women from classic movies that I liked, and did a photo shoot with my best friend and photographer Lindsay Dakin for a textile class. Linds … Read more
I began this hat six months ago and only recently put in the lining, a tag and deemed it worthy to be shown off. The choice to make this hat was with mixed emotions because of the material; fur felt. The majority of my hats are made with 100% wool felt, a material that conjures … Read more
Hello! This post I have a nice sewing tutorial for you. This semester I’m taking a textile based flexible sculpture class and for our first assignment we’re required to create our own instructional project. So! I thought I’d finally put my pattern-making down on paper as opposed to just wing it like I’ve been doing … Read more
The Talented Ms. Lindsay Dakin photographed my prototype hats made for an Emily Carr University textiles class project. The proposal for this class was to create hats with a 1920′s silhouette- the deep crowned low brimmed bell cloche- with modern details. The hats are “prototypes” because they are my first experiments in mastering the blocking … Read more
Well, I guess this is what happens when designers run out of new ideas. JC/DC’s Fall 2009 collection of, and I quote, “Ready to wear” clothing bowls me over. Designer Jean-Charles has also given us collections full of Disney characters, royals, rock-and-rollers and anything else he can scoop out from the big vat of pop … Read more