Monday Oct 21st, 1pm - 5pm
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.
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.
A really interesting class and fun to walk away with a wearable summer hat
Amazing all-round!!! Julia Knox is the best!!!!!!!!
Lot of fun - creative experience, excellent teacher, personal attention given to each student. Will,do it again.
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.
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.
I love the class, the teacher was nice !
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.
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.
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.
Monday Oct 21st, 1pm - 5pm
Saturday Oct 26th, 9am - 12pm
Sunday Nov 3rd, 10am - 1pm
Sunday Nov 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
Sunday Nov 10th, 3pm - 6pm
Sunday Dec 8th, 1pm - 4pm
Saturday Mar 21st, 9am - 12pm
Sunday Mar 22nd, 10am - 5pm
Monday Mar 23rd, 10am - 5pm