but that’s soooo far from the truth that I risk being struck down by lightning. In fact, I actually discovered the art of millinery and making hats and fascinators quite by chance.
In a far, far away galaxy
So, a while back I received a FIT catalog in the mail and was intrigued by a millinery course. At the time, I had an internet-based First Communion business and wanted to add communion veils to the line. The idea was to make them instead of purchasing them from a third party. Unfortunately, the bridal course was an upper-level course with several prerequisites. After looking into the millinery prerequisites, I decided to sign up for the first course and I fell in love with hat making.
Before I knew it…(2 years in real time)
I obtained my Millinery Certificate and was well on my way to making vintage style hats and fascinators using advanced millinery skills. I apprenticed under a milliner in Hudson and learned the logistics of managing a retail shop. Recognizing that I had only touched the surface of millinery techniques, I continued studying under other milliners, including the amazing Anya Caliendo, (who studied under Stephen Jones.)