Holiday events

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Art show and new hats!

I will be at Hangr 16 tonight, Friday 28th, to introduce the new collection of caps.

Art show, DJ, new fall collections, hats!

Hangr 16
3128-16th St @Valencia St
7-10 (I’ll be there at 7:30)

In the studio

  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

Thank you…

…for the most amazing 18 1/2 years of  community, connection, inspiration, creativity, mutual admiration, and hat making bliss.

Stay tuned for news of my next adventures…

3458- 18th  St  –  9 years

758 Valencia St.  –  over 3 years

418 Valencia St  –  6 years

notice all the 888?

Starting in October, find my hats at 888 Valencia St.

I will be closing my retail shop Alternative Design Studio – ADS hats by the end of August. I have great opportunities to sell my hats through other amazing retailers. So, I got stuff for sale: cash/wrap counter, display case, shelving units, vintage 1950’s adult trike, small fridge, microwave, misc stuff. Come on by 418 Valencia and check it out.

Lots of hats on sale!

The big Summer sale starts today. 30-50% off most summer hats.

Shop will be closed Sunday, July 22-Friday 27.


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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