I am excited to invited you to join us for a 2 day workshop in Joseph, Oregon at Prairie Mountain Folk School where you will have the opportunity to learn how to build yourself a custom designed and custom fitted lifetime quality hat. Participants will learn basic hat making skills using original, early 1900s hatters equipment and using methods that have been passed down from generation to generation of hatters.
I have had the distinct honor of apprenticing with several master hatters over the course of my development as a hatter. In this workshop I will be teaching you the fundamentals of hatmaking which I have absorbed over the years, and the unique techniques I have developed through my own trials. The workshop is limited to 5 participants each session so that I can give proper one-on-one instruction and attention to each participant. Together we can create the hat of your dreams which will last you not only your lifetime, but will be passed on to the next.
Each participant will get to choose the color of their 100x Premium beaver felt, what they would like to stamp on their sweat band in gold foil, the color of silk liner, style of hat shape they will be creating, and participants will build a custom leather hatband to adorn their handcrafted creation. Participants will also be taught basic hat maintenance tricks and at home DIY skills.