Saturday, April 19, 2014

Calling All Milliners: Huge Supplies Sale 4/25-26

House of Nines Design is moving to NYC this summer and before we go, we're teaming up with 3 other milliners for a huge sale of millinery supplies and materials.

Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26, 10:00 - 4:00
Wayne Wichern Millinery Studio

Felt & Straw Hoods - Cartwheels
Fancy Straw Braids
Big bags of good felt scraps, for you drapers
Millinery Flowers, Ribbons, Trims, Buttons, Fabrics
Feathers, Veiling, Netting

Millinery sewing machines: Straight and zig zag stitch
Millinery and hatter's tools
Antique pinking machines
Sample Sale - Blocked Felt & Straw Hats
Vintage sewing manuals
Sewing patterns



Home sewing machines, all recently serviced and fully loaded with tons of feet and accessories: Singer Featherweight freearm 222K, Husqvarna Viking Rose, Husqvarna Viking Designer 1

Hat Blocks

And more!


Four milliner's combined overstock and closeout supplies!

Location:
Wayne Wichern Millinery
Peninsula Museum of Art / Peninsula Art Institute - Studio 7
1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
650 369 4336

Directions:

From Highway 101 take the Millbrae Avenue exit and go west on Millbrae up and over the train bridge. Turn left (south) on El Camino Real to Trousdale Drive. Turn left onto Trousdale Drive. On your right you will see a sign for the 1766 El Camino Real Building and feather banners for Peninsula Museum of Art. Turn right into the driveway/parking lot and you will see the new entrance for the Peninsula Art Institute and the Peninsula Museum of Art at the back of the building. A new address and entrance were created for PAI/PMA because we share the building with the Mills Peninsula Hospital HR Department. The new address is 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010.

From Interstate 280 take the Trousdale Drive exit and follow down the hill to El Camino Real. Cross El Camino Real, on your right you will see a sign for the 1766 El Camino Real Building and feather banners for Peninsula Museum of Art. Turn right into the driveway/parking lot and you will see the new entrance for the Peninsula Art Institute and the Peninsula Museum of Art at the back of the building. A new address and entrance were created for PAI/PMA because we share the building with the Mills Peninsula Hospital HR Department. The new address is 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010. Google Map http://goo.gl/maps/rR2w8 

The building address on El Camino is 1766. 1777 is on the back side of the building. Driveway on California or on Trousdale between 1766 and the Burlingame Police Station.

Wayne’s studio number is 650 369 4336 if you have questions or need additional directions.

Big News: Move to NYC

Lots of big news here. My husband John & I have decided to try our luck in New York- we are currently packing everything we own into storage, including the entire House of Nines Design workshop, and renting a short-term sublet in Manhattan for June and July. If everything goes well and we decide to stay (the likeliest outcome), we'll find a more permanent home and send for our things in August.

In the meantime, I can't take any more orders until I have the new House of Nines Design studio set up, either in NYC or San Francisco, sometime in August or September.  Ready-to-wear House of Nines hats will still be available through the summer at all of our other retailers- see the list under the 'Shop' heading on the right side of this page.

I'm thrilled to be spending the summer in New York! First on the long list of things I can't wait to do is to attend the Charles James show at the Met. Without hats to make, I'll have more time to post about that show and other things we do and see in NY, as well as House of Nines news, so watch the blog, facebook or twitter for news & updates.  


Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Retailer: Portobello Hats

We're very excited to announce yet another new shop carrying House of Nines Design hats in California- Portobello Hats in Santa Rosa.



They carry vintage, classic, and hand-made hats for both men and women, and also offer classes in hat construction and design.


Here are a few shots of the interior of the shop.





Here are the first batch of our hats that they've got in stock now.

'Maxima' ladies cocktail hat in hunter green velour-finish felt with peacock feathers.






'Pluff' mini pillbox in pacific blue tones.





'Bird Series: Peacock' mini top hat in navy blue fur felt with blue and green ribbon trim, vintage silk veiling, and a big spray of peacock feathers.


'Una' petite mini top in camel long-nap felt with chocolate brown trim, silk veiling, and hand-curled pheasant feathers.



Be sure to check the shop out if you can make it in for a visit- they carry the work of a number of talented milliners!



Monday, December 16, 2013

New Hats at Mystery Mister

Just delivered several new hats to Mystery Mister in San Francisco, including:

A special 'Tilley' ladies soft bowler. This one in tweedy red felt with black and red ribbon trim. Not sure I'll be making more of these unless I hear good feedback on the style, so if you like it let me know.


A mini pillbox for the holidays, this 'Polly' in black with a big cockade, rooster feathers and veiling would look great with a little black dress for holiday parties.



 

Friday, December 6, 2013

New Retailer: Metis Makers in San Francisco

Yet another new retailer for us. Metis Makers, a new collective on Grant Street in North Beach, carries a range of hand-made products made by local designers and artists, including hats, leather goods, hand-made clothing, and jewelry. The shop is gorgeous! Be sure to check it out soon.


Their website doesn't have much on it yet, so see their facebook page for photos of the store, events, etc.

Yesterday, I took over a dozen new hats to the shop. Here are quick snapshots I took of some of them before they were delivered.

Just finished moments before being packed up for delivery, our very newest style, 'Cheri'. It will probably change a bit before its official release in 2014, so most likely this is a one-of-a-kind piece. Black velvety velour-finish felt with chestnut brown trim and a huge gilded glass button.


Here's 'Mattie' in navy blue fur felt with black trim and a spray of exotic feathers. I only had one of the antique buckle, so this hat is one-of-a-kind.


And 'Mrs. Belzoni', our newest cocktail hat style, in black and in hunter green with matching feathers and black trim. 



Head over there soon- they have lots of things that would make great holiday gifts, and Edwardian Ball-ready hats galore.







New Retailer: The Hatbox in Austin

So excited to have our work included in The Hatbox in Austin, Texas.



The Hatbox offers a wide selection of styles for men and women, stocking everything from fancy fascinators for special occasions to cowboy hats. They source hats from all over the world, from popular mass-market suppliers like Stetson to independent designers like us. And they're super nice people, so if you're in Austin be sure to stop by!

New Retailer: Hippik-Hippique

Our retailer Hippik-Hippique specializes in equestrian-related and -themed products, including:
  • Hats! and other accessories- gloves, whips, etc.
  • Elegantly tailored, bespoke riding ensembles and equestrian corsetry and apparel
  • Perfume
  • Art
  • Antiques and vintage curiosities
  • Jewelry
  • Luxury horse care products and other things for the barn
They have an online store, but most of their business in conducted at horse shows, competitions, and events through the US and Europe. Their event schedule will start up again next year, so check their website in 2014 for upcoming events.