Margaret Smit

Artists Statement

Millinery, Felting, Silk and leather flower making

My interest in millinery started in my late teens she I would make a hat to match the new dress I had made.  This was a time when everyone wore a hat to church, a wedding etc.  Times changed and it wasn’t till the late 80’s when I learnt to make felt and especially hats.

As hats have become more popular I have enjoyed using other materials, trims etc., so I have participated in many different workshops, forums and conventions to learn varying techniques.

I enjoy mixing and matching colours and making something which is decorative and practical.  I also make silk flowers, leather flowers and hat/dress pins to use on hats, scarves etc.

If you would like to purchase one of Margarets hats you can contact her on 0429 154 268