If you don't mind me asking...where are you in the midwest? There are a few of us scattered through the MW. We (The MIlliners of Etsy) did a great fashion show in Three Oaks, MI this past June.
I'm always looking for others to…"
They're unique, under appreciated, and an art. I was lucky to study in London for millinery and continue since.
I studied at Western Michigan University for a B.S. for Textile and Apparel Design. My program took me to AIU, now Regent's University, in London where I had my first millinery course with Prudence, a wonderful instructor and mentor.
My first studio was in my small hometown of Pentwater, Michigan, USA. A lovely quaint resort village on the shore of Lake Michigan. I spent many nights creating and days managing a seasonal restaurant.
I now reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan and work as a Trim Engineer in the automotive industry. My studio is now a 'nook' in my apartment, smaller...but, great things are still being created.