IMG_1914“Rosehip customers love finding their perfect hat – a hat with a comfortable fit, a flattering shape and colour, and one that quickly becomes their favourite. Whether hats are a passion for you, or you’re entering ‘unfamiliar hat territory’, I love helping you find a hat to suit your needs and lifestyle; one that ‘fits’ perfectly – both your head and your personality.” 

Rosehip styles are modern, classic, and filled with originality and charm. Hand-made and finely-crafted, each hat is a new expression, a story waiting to be told – the tale comes to life whenever you wear it!

About me ~

Millinery is the art of hat-making – I have designed and hand-crafted one-of-a-kind hats in my home studio since 1993.

My love for Fashion Arts, and hats in particular, grows from a life-long passion for working with textiles, along with a special intrigue of historic costume. A hat surely expresses one’s personality and individual style sense quite unlike any other clothing item.

As a child, visits with my DIY-er grandmothers were adventures in creativity. My favourite times were learning their needle-crafts and using the tools of sewing mending, embellishment, knitting and crochet. It followed that as a young creative type during the 60s and 70s, I tried my hand at many traditional textile techniques – made popular during that time due to a renewed interest in Folk Arts. Formal Fashion Design training in the 80s helped hone my skills and introduced me to a variety of surface design applications.

Then, simply, one thing led to another. With practice and passion, it seems I have made my life (and living) using needles and threads.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.    Rumi

Welcome! … Shari

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Training:
University of the Fraser Valley – Fashion Arts Diploma/Textiles
British Columbia Institute of Technology – Venture Program (business start-up)
Vancouver Community College – Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (instructor of Textile Science and History of Costume)
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Team Rosehip:  Shari & Kalisha Reid  (Filberg Festival 2010)