Call Us: 318-792-5757
or write me Kay Durden
P.O. Box 18664
Memphis TN 38181
Today is July 25, 2017. This update is to inform those buying products through my websites that all sales go through Paypal secure checkout pages. These pages have a green security lock symbol at the top left corner of each page indicating your purchase is secure. Those not wishing to use this format may also call me at 318 792-5757, or email me email@example.com to place orders.
If I am not available, please leave a message and I will call you back at my earliest convenience. During the return call I will create and email and e-mail you an invoice. When received you may pay using whatever form of payment you wish, once your payment has cleared your order will be mailed. As with all my orders you will also be emailed tracking information.
I am still offering a limited number of hat making classes until the end of August 2017. Anyone interested in bridal parties, redesigning hats, or creating fascinators are invited to join me Sunday afternoons 2-7:00 PM at the EpiCenter in the Cooper Young area. Those planning to attend must RSVP by e-mailing me using the link below.
My name is Kay and I am a milliner. My designs have been sold in numerous US states and I taught millinery classes. Over the years people often ask how I became interested in the millinery art, the fact is I started making hats after being inspired by Princess Diana who was a hat wearer.
Today when we think about milliners otherwise known as hat makers, we automatically visualize women with lots of hats and hat blocks as they sit blocking hat bodies. Personally I was very surprised to find the Art of Millinery was originally practiced predominant by men hatters and hat making was their only source of income.
For many years fur felt and leather hides dominated the hat industry and were designed to be worn during the winter and fall seasons. Straws were designed to be worn during summer and spring months. Then a few decades ago, the old buckram material that had been used primarily for costumes and dated hats reentered as a new player in the hat business.
For those unfamiliar with buckram, it is woven cotton fabric that has been stiffened and can be molded into to numerous shapes. It was easily accessible because it could be purchased almost anywhere sewing materials were sold. Buckram could be covered with any type of pliable fabric for any season. Needless to say, it could also be coordinated to match almost any wearing apparel. Many of the older vintage hats still being sold in antique stores were made from buckram and are more than 50 years old. More recently; in the past few years a new material was created called FOSSHAPE(R) which also may be used for hat making. These two materials in addition to others are used for my designs and are also offered for sale. I look forward to serving you, in the meantime make this the very best day you can.
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