Tag Archives | Sydney Hats

My house of straw

In the lead up to the summer hat season I fill my studio with a range of straw hats in a myriad of colours, textures and patterns in preparation for designing my new summer styles. I take delight in the variety of fibres, their properties and counties of origin…. then delight again when the right […]

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Cabbage Tree Hats

Rosie Boylan, Sydney hat maker, talks about  Australia’s first cottage craft, the Cabbage Tree Hat. Woven in Australia by first settlers and convicts to protect themselves from the hot Australian sun, the Cabbage Tree hat became the symbol of the ‘new chums’ of  early colonial Sydney. As a milliner for stage and screen, I have […]

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