Welcome to The Phoenix Files!

This blog is a collection of papers and how-to articles I have written over the past 25+ years, as well as my travel journals and announcements.  Scholarly works from "The Library" on my old website, are labeled here as "Historica Tractatu." 

My travels have had heavy influence on my work and are the 'back story' behind many of my designs. Some of my older journals are revised from the original, and most link to photo albums on Facebook.  


I won't be at this show, but don't let that stop you!  Several of my artisan hatmaker friends will be at Phinney Center on Saturday, with new hats just waiting to go home with you ... 

Wayne Wichern is a master milliner who crafted this warm woolen cloche with sculptural leaf trim.  

Carol Campbell handcrafts her artisan wearables at her studio near Ballard.  She learned her craft from Wayne Wichern over a decade ago, and continues to learn and enjoy every minute of the process. 

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Laura Clampitt of Arcadia Millinery, uses processes and techniques that are organic and emergent.  After blocking her hats, she continues to manipulate the wool and stitch them by hand, until they achieve her desired effect, which is often quite sculptural.  She is a student of Ann deVuono, who will also be participating in this show.

For more hatmakers and details for this show, please see the Millinery Artisan website

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