Making hats is a very challenging undertaking and without a doubt the best part of the process has been the wonderful people I have been meeting in my millinery quest...
|Jasmin Zorlu steaming a hat for blocking|
I was fortunate to take a very informative hat blocking class is San Francisco with Jasmin Zorlu. She really knows hat making and is now living teaching and pursuing her millinery dreams in NYC.
|My fellow hat blocking students|
|Joan Goodspeed modeling a student's fascinator|
My only other formal millinery education has been a 16 week millinery class at Saddleback College with Joan Goodspeed. She is an extremely entertaining teacher.
|Seeds Studio in Jerome, Arizona|
Learning about millinery skills is very interesting but, what is really inspiring is finding artisans who are actually practicing the millinery arts.
|Sawdust Festival Laguna Beach, CA|
|New York Milliner Guild Hat exhibit|
But, of course the best part of ANY creative endeavor is the hilarious, fabulous meeting of fellow wacky wonderful people who totally understand a hat obsession :)