Kay's Hats of Distinction
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Today is December 8, 2017, Happy holidays and thank you for your continued support. My websites (1)Kay's Art of Millinery,(2) Hats of Distinction, (3) Buckram Hat Frames and (4) FOSSHAPE hat frames have all been combined into one website www.kaysartofmillinery.com. You are invited to visit the new site, save it to your favorites, like it, and pass this information on to others. The old websites including Kays Art of Millinery Calif Style www.kaysartofmillinerycalifstyle.com will be phasing out. My hope is customers find the new one-stop shopping website more convenient, less time consuming and more sales will be generated. Also please keep checking the new website www.kaysartofmillinery.com for new products, designs, and materials that will soon be added.

All remaining hats on this website are are 50% off the price shown, to make room for new designs and encourage visitors to the new site. This offer is effective December 8, 2017 through January 31, 2018 and DOES NOT include unfinished hat frames or new soft hats. Some hats are already available at Mustard Seed Studio Pop Up Shop, 1679 Jackson Ave, Memphis TN, 38106, December 8-10, and 15-17, 2017. However all the products on the website are not there so if you are interested in a particular hat email me; kaydurdenusa@aim.com or call 318 792-5757. If ordering online you will be sent a purchase order for the discounted price plus shipping. Those in the surrounding areas may also meet me during pop up hours 11:00AM-7:00PM to complete your purchase. Shipping charges will be added to all orders, in addition sales tax for Tennessee residents are also required. 

 During the pop up I will be offering a limited number of mini hat making workshops creating fascinators and the $25.00 fee includes hat bases and some embellishments. Hand sewing is required to complete the projects. Lastly other Midsouth Creative Artist will be onsite offering items for sale along with other workshops and we look forward to seeing or speaking to you soon. Once again Happy Holidays.
Kay Durden  
Hello my name is Kay and welcome to Kay's Hats of Distinction. To those who do not already know me, creating hats and accessories has been my passion more than twenty years.  Over the years I taught millinery classes, but decided to go back to my original art of creating millinery for sale. All my designs are created from scratch using materials such as buckram and the recently created FOSSHAPE(R) for covered hats. 

Using these material allows me to create hand blocked hat frames in various sizes and shapes. The felts, straw, sinamay, leather, feather, fur and flower hats along with the buckram and other hat frames are created using my personal collection of hat blocks. 

This means my hat frames go far beyond the few shapes almost everyone offers. The fabrics and other materials used are consistently being obtained during my travels meaning you will not likely see your hat duplicated. Occasionally while traveling I see something I love and purchase it all, which means you will sometime see that fabric or material used in different designs.   

So if you're looking for unique designs, quality and personal service you've come to the right place. At Kay's Hats of Distinction you will be given the attention and personal service you have come to expect whether you are buying readily designed hats....or having them custom made to your every specification and expectation.

I consider all my hats art because like many art pieces they too start with canvases such as flat buckram, sinamay, hat bodies or yards of other flat or softly sculpted materials. 

My canvases are hat blocks, hat bodies and yards of carefully chosen fabric and other blockable mediums. Each adornment is methodically thought out before being stitched, not glued on. Stitching items on means they may be changed to create new looks or removed without destroying the hat. 

My millinery art pieces range from simple to flamboyant depending on the season. I am constantly creating new items you will love, which are added frequently as they are designed.

My hope is you appreciate the millinery art shown here and see something you want to include in your wardrobe. Have a great day and I look forward to your business.

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