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.  


Posted by Heather Daveno, Artisan Hatmaker on 10/5/2016 to News & Miscellanae
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 ... 

A Requiem for a Hat

Posted by Heather Daveno, Artisan Hatmaker on 10/2/2016 to News & Miscellanae
It is with a mix of nostalgia and sadness that I announce end of line for the hat that started it all ....

But it also means some good news for the collector's market!