Rosehip Hat Studio - Shari Reid
RoseHip Hat Designs are classic, modern and reflect the prevailing mood of fashion. Each hat is made one-of-a-kind and features sustainable fabrics: re-invented vintage textile treasures; earth-friendly fibres such as hemp and organic cotton; and a variety of natural fibre 'upcycled' materials.
I’ve been a Granville Island market day vendor since 1997, and a hat designer forever, or thereabouts – my love for the art of millinery came about from a life-long passion for the expression of personal style through fashion.
My grandmother (Nana) was an expert seamstress, and at a wee age I begged her to teach me to sew. My first lesson included making a coordinating hat from the project's leftover fabric! Many more lessons followed. As a young creative type during the 60's & 70’s, I began experimenting with a variety of traditional textile techniques which became popular from a renewed interest in the Folk Arts. Then, simply, one thing led to another. Formal fashion design training in the 80′s helped to hone my mostly self-taught skills as well as introduce me to a variety of surface design applications.
Today I continue to explore new ways of designing with textiles as tools and technologies evolve, inspiring fresh design ideas and excitement for my craft. Each hat is a new expression of my story as a designer – the tale comes to life when the hat is worn.
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RoseHip Hats market dates, contact information and website are listed along the right side of this page.
For a complete listing of shows and events please see the Event Page on my website.
If you'd like to keep in touch, please email or click on the Social Media icons to the right: RoseHip Hats on Facebook and /or twitter
Thanks for visiting! ... Shari