Philip Treacy Hat

A bit about Philip Treacy | Modern Millinery

Millinery Operations with Kristin Silverman

After last month’s post, I’ve received a lot of mail from extremely helpful and concerned people regarding the Etsy situation. (and yes, it is a situation) I have much to share and many questions to ask the rest of the millinery and crafting communities. I even received a letter from Etsy HQ.


I’ve just had the most exhausting weekend that was the end of the most exhausting two months of hat-making that I have ever experienced. I had a trunk show yesterday at Goorin Bros., which was lovely and they were very excited to have me. Unfortunately, the public was not so interested. So I’m a little bit down in the mouth and my brain is full of fuzz. There were days and days of 13 hours of straight stitching which extended back through a series of projects that have just completely overwhelmed me.

Phillip Treacy Hat

So I’m going to plead exhaustion and repost a really great video about, arguably, the greatest milliner of our generation, Philip Treacy. Set apart the fact that it has something to do with Camilla Parker Bowles. Whatever. Watch the process of a master of his craft.

And drool over those hat blocks.

I promise that soon, possibly even sooner than next month’s Millinery Operations post, we will begin a conversation about the ways that we can fix The Etsy Situation.

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Philip Treacy millinery from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.


Emily Moe is a milliner who, since 2007, has slowly been taking over the world of Millinery and captains the Milliners of Etsy, a collective of artistan hat-makers from around the world. She lives with her husband in Minnesota and gets up to all kinds of creative mischief.

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