Mary Jo Stockman

Hat Trix

Hampton, MN

2017 booth #.

As milliners, we have the privilege of working with a wide palette of luxurious materials. Fabrics like silk, lace and velvet are used to cover the forms created from buckram, wire and a variety of straws. The fascinators and small to medium hats are blocked in our studio over wooden blocks just as they were 500 years ago. The larger hats are blocked to our specifications by 2 milliners in the UK. They are then sent to our studio where the design is completed by hand. The flowers that we do not make we source around the world. We particularly like the handmade silk roses from France. We also use ribbons, beads and crystals to add to our work. The final touch is feathers and quills. We source our feathers as close to home as possible and the feathers that are not used in their natural colors, we hand dye.


©Mary Jo Stockman

©Mary Jo Stockman