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© Christiane Englsberger
© Christiane Englsberger
© Christiane Englsberger
© Christiane Englsberger

Christiane Englsberger

Christiane Englsberger Milliner
Contact
German, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 (0)1709197799
© Christiane Englsberger

The nature of hats

  • • Christiane is completely self-taught
  • • She draws inspiration from the structures of nature
  • • She practises and revives traditional techniques

Christiane Englsberger has had an affinity for all things textile from an early age. “When I was only five years old I was allowed to use my grandmother’s sewing machine, so I have been sewing all my life. At some point I got into hats and that's what still keeps my attention today.” It started around 1997 with very simple sewn hats. Over the years since then Christiane has taught herself well known and almost forgotten techniques, and acquired the skills of her craft through continuous practice, trial and error, without attending a single course. In 2014 the Bayerischer Staatspreis honoured her persistent work with textiles, a prize followed by national and international recognition.

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Works

  • © Kurt Salhofer
  • © Kurt Salhofer
  • © Sarah Heuser
  • © Kurt Salhofer
  • © Kurt Salhofer
Photo: © Kurt Salhofer
Ayana

This dark coloured headband is handcrafted from feathers, antique silk flower stamens and wires. The feathers and silk flowers have been arranged loosely around the headband, creating a sense of playful lightness.

Photo: © Kurt Salhofer
Soffree

Soffree is an elegant headpiece handcrafted from cut feathers and antique silk flower stamens which are connected and held together by an intertwining network of wires. The feathers, flowers and wires are attached to a handwoven black straw headpiece.

Photo: © Sarah Heuser
Farah

This elegant headpiece is handcrafted from shaped feathers attached to black felt.

Photo: © Kurt Salhofer
Farah

This elegant headband has been handcrafted from crin (horsehair) and felt shaped into leaves and loops.

Photo: © Kurt Salhofer
Legerte

This elegant headpiece is handcrafted from shaped feathers attached to felt.

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