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Hats of Distinction Index; Product of Kay's Art of Millinery
Welcome you are on the Hats of Distinction Introduction and link Page. This website is one of three generated through Kay’s Art of Millinery a business which started in the late 1980’s. The original website for Kay’s Art of Millinery came about 2000 and from that website came Buckram Hat Frames, Hats of Distinction, and FOSSHAPE® Hat Frames a few years ago.
For those who don't already know me, creating hats and accessories has been my passion more than twenty years. Various lines of hats came as I found myself using different fabrics to create year-round hats. Those year-round hats turned out being covered hats which I consider my specialty.
I offer a line of fall/winter covered hats which includes velours, brocades, wool fabrics and handblocked wool felts and velours. The warm weather hats are made of lamae, sheers and other light-weight fabrics. The other hats offered are straws and Sinamays which are all are available year-round.
Regardless to what material I use to design my millinery art; they are all labors of love because I get great pleasure from creating every piece. A few years ago I taught millinery classes but the main focus of Kay's Art of Millinery has always been designing and selling.
All my designs are created from scratch allowing me to create hand blocked hat frames in various sizes and shapes. The felts, straw, and Sinamay along with the buckram and other hat frames are created using my personal collection of hat blocks.
This means my hats and hat frames go far beyond the few shapes almost everyone offers. The fabrics and other materials used are consistently being obtained during my travels meaning you will not likely see your hat duplicated. Occasionally while traveling I see something I love and purchase it all, which means you will sometime see that fabric or material used in different designs.
A few months ago, I started carrying some fur pieces, so if you're looking for unique designs, quality and personal service you've come to the right place. At Kay's Hats of Distinction you will be given the attention and personal service you have come to expect whether you are buying ready made hats....or having one custom made. My hope is you appreciate the millinery art shown here and see something you want to add to your wardrobe. Have a great day and I look forward to your business.