When did you first gain interest for your craft?
There was a dressmaker who came to my grandmother's house every year when I was a child, and I wanted to sew clothes for my dolls too. Becoming a milliner was due to my interest and joy in experimenting with other materials than dress fabrics.
Is your work more traditional or contemporary?
I work with both classic and modern hat shapes, a mix of traditional and contemporary design and know-how. I still use traditional, tried and tested techniques from a hundred years ago for the current, contemporary design.
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What do you love most about your profession?
I love playing with the hat making materials, especially the high-quality, supple rabbit hair felt that forms the basis of my unique hats. I love the natural, casual elegance of these finishes, the comfort of wearing them, their longevity and easy care.
Do you think your craft is endangered?
Yes, many crafts are in danger today because mass production tempts most people to buy cheap products without noticing that the quality is no longer right. As a result, crafts with their good quality are economically marginalised.