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Come by Fine Arts Optical, 888 Valencia St. @ 20th to see the new hat selection. A blend of all my favorites…local artists, my recycled Cashmere hats, fine men’s retro felt hats, women’s designer hats and specialty scarves.

Hours:
Monday-Saturday 11-7
Sunday 12-6

I’m there Friday through Sunday  to help you with your new glasses and hats.

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Join me at the historic and beautiful Firehouse 8 for weekend pop up shops.  Saturdays and Sundays 11-6.

1648 Pacific, between Van Ness and Polk.

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  The move out of 418 Valencia went smoothly. I’m so grateful for the help of a few wonderful friends. It means a lot to have support through such a major transition. My customers have been so kind and encouraging, it means the world to me.

My work studio on 16th St is not new. I’ve had it for about a year and a half, but never really had the time to enjoy it or use it. Since the move, I have been sorting fabric, decorating, and “moving in” into the space. It is small, cozy, peaceful, and has the most incredible natural light. I’m not used to having an enormous window with sunlight streaming in, so I’m kind of feeling like a vampire. It is an amazing place and I’m finding myself blissed out as I’m starting to make the Fall/Winter collection for Fine Arts Optical at 888 Valencia St.

In the studio

Fine Arts Optical is a gorgeous, 4000 sq foot store/gallery space on Valencia St. specializing in hand made eye wear and vintage frames from the 1930’s through the ’70s. With over 4,000,000 (that’s right, FOUR MILLION) vintage frames in their collection.

I’m proud to announce that I am the Milliner and Hat Curator for Fine Arts Optical. I’m creating an extensive hat collection both for the Valencia St. store, and for the Store on Polk Street, Optical Works 2217 Polk Street. I am also curating a Hat Show called “Art of Felt” featuring some of the best Milliners in the country.
The show will take place at Fine Arts Optical, 888 Valencia St. on Saturday, November 3rd, 6-8pm.

Read about the amazing stores, by The Bold Italic

News of the store opening on Yahoo News

Take a look at their website, see the gorgeous frames, and read about their History.

Art of Felt on Facebook

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I’m hoarding Cashmere sweaters in preparation for the new season. My Cashmere hat and scarf production starts again at the end of May. I found the most beautiful browns, greens, and burgundy sweaters.  They will be transformed into the coziest hats and scarves!

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Just arrived, gorgeous little Fascinators / Cocktail hats for weddings, Derby,  and special occasions.

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Crochet tam with Mum flower is the latest addition to our  “Crochet novelty” collection.  Now available in our online store. Perfect for chilly spring days and freezing San Francisco summers.

Rainbow, the lovely customer in the photo, bought the first one I made.

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Read the story “Making hats on Valencia Street” by Leslie Rabine, in MissionLocal.

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