“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 do-it-yourself 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shari & Kalisha Reid – Filberg Festival 2010
Shari Reid – Granville Island Market 2018
*photo by BJ Clayton Photography