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East Village Hats

East Village Hats

Art
East Village, New York, New York
(32 Reviews)

Julia Emily Knox is a English Milliner, trained in New York, who heads up a small team of milliners at East Village Hats, where they hand craft the hats on the premises, using traditional tools, methods and materials. Julia was trained as a milliner at FIT and joined Barbara Feinman Millinery in 2012, taking over the business when it moved to it's current location in 2016. 

Barbara Feinman Millinery, which was established in 1998, became East Village Hats in 2016. East Village Hats is carrying on a valued tradition of local independent business in a world where this is ever more rare.

In the store workshop, surrounded by an incredible selection of felts, straws and trims, the work is done on a sewing machine which dates back to the industrial revolution. The block collection, on which the hats are molded, has been built over a period of 25 years since Julia's predecessor, Barbara Feinman, first started her career as a milliner, and includes blocks from more than a century ago, as well as from every decade since. Julia has continued to grow the selection, adding blocks of her own design.

East Village Hats offers workshops aimed at sharing hat making skills with the community. The classes are taught for all levels, absolute beginners can take introduction courses while more experienced craftsmen and milliners will find all kinds of skill building workshops by a variety of teachers.

Reviews of East Village Hats

(32 Reviews)
Wet Felting

10/7/2019
Maria M.

Attended: Wet Felting


This was a totally enjoyable experience. Tierre Taylor is an excellent instructor. It was a fun day in every way...and I made a beautiful cloche.

Make Your Own Straw Hat

6/30/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Make Your Own Straw Hat


A really interesting class and fun to walk away with a wearable summer hat

Make Your Own Fedora

5/13/2019
Philip M.

Attended: Make Your Own Fedora


Amazing all-round!!! Julia Knox is the best!!!!!!!!

Make Your Own Fedora

2/11/2019
George R.

Attended: Make Your Own Fedora


Lot of fun - creative experience, excellent teacher, personal attention given to each student. Will,do it again.

Fascinator Workshop

10/1/2018
Renee B.

Attended: Fascinator Workshop


The class was great! The instructor walked us through the steps while allowing us to be creative.! Nice claas. I can’t wait to do take another class.

Sinamay Draping Masterclass

9/27/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Sinamay Draping Masterclass


The class was very informative, but it could have been a bit more organized. There was limited work room. By the end of the class we had all bonded and it was a very nice experience. Cost was slightly high.

Flower Making

7/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Flower Making


I love the class, the teacher was nice !

Turban Making

4/22/2018
Amelia R.

Attended: Turban Making


Wonderful class. I really had a lot of fun and the instructor provided practical easy to remember ways to take what I learned in class and repeat it on my own at home. Looking forward to taking her additional classes.

Sinamay Masterclass with Bridget Bailey

4/2/2018
Catherine Z

Attended: Sinamay Masterclass with Bridget Bailey


I love this shop! Not only do I own numerous hats from here, but I have also attended many workshops on millinery construction that have been so helpful in my work as a costume designer. The workshops are small so the individual attention is great! Some are taught by the talented shop owner, Julia Knox, and some are taught by guest milliners from all over the world. If you get a chance to attend the workshops, you won't be disappointed! It will also make you appreciate the amount of work that goes into making a custom hat versus the price.

Sinamay Masterclass with Bridget Bailey

4/2/2018
Kate P

Attended: Sinamay Masterclass with Bridget Bailey


Sometimes a lady is in need of a hat. And this classic millinery shop located in the heart of the East Village is my go to spot when I in fact do need a hat!‰Û_ I always feel like I've stepped into a different century when I go to visit. And I feel like more than a lady when I place her unique master pieces on my little head.

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80 E 7th St, New York, New York 10003
East Village Hats
East Village, Manhattan
80 E 7th St
Btwn 1st & 2nd Avenues
New York, New York 10003

Upcoming Classes at East Village Hats

Headdress Creation
Headdress Creation
Next start date:

Monday Oct 21st, 1pm - 5pm

Make Your Own Fedora
Make Your Own Fedora
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 9am - 12pm

Make Your Own Straw Hat
Make Your Own Straw Hat
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 3rd, 10am - 1pm

Fascinator Workshop
Fascinator Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 3rd, 3pm - 6pm

Turban Making
Turban Making
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 10th, 3pm - 6pm

Draping in Felt
Draping in Felt
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 8th, 1pm - 4pm

Leather Flower Taster Class
Leather Flower Taster Class
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 21st, 9am - 12pm

Leather Flower Masterclass
Leather Flower Masterclass
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 22nd, 10am - 5pm

Japanese Silk Flower Masterclass
Japanese Silk Flower Masterclass
Next start date:

Monday Mar 23rd, 10am - 5pm

Teachers at East Village Hats

Barbara Feinman Bridget Bailey Debra Rapoport Denise Duong Galina Kofod Jane Stoddart Janet Linville Jasmin Zorlu Jaycow Jill Humphries Julia Knox Lisa Shaub Maor Zabar Orli Nativ Tierre Taylor Veritee Hill
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