My name is Sarah Padgham. I am a hat designer. I have a degree in Fashion Design from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Development from the University of Phoenix. I became interested in hats when I took a hat making class at a local community college. I ended up taking the class over and over again. I loved it!

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The Art of Felt

My hats can now be found at a gallery/store called Fine Arts Optical in San Francisco, CA.  They are located at 888 Valencia Street.  Currently the gallery is featuring hats made out of wool felt.  Here are a few of my hats that can be found at the gallery.  Enjoy!...

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Wool Felt Hats, Free-Form

I love blocking wool felt. It is easy to work with and I especially enjoy making free-form shapes. For this I use a plain wooden head block and form pleats and tucks in the wool felt. I let it dry to shape and then I usually go back and stitch the shapes I have made...

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Discarded to Divine 2012

It's time again for the Discarded to Divine show in San Francisco. This event is put on by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. Designers are invited to spend a day digging through the donation bins in...

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New wool felt hats….

I have been working on some new handblocked wool felt hats. All three are great hats for the fall and winter months. All of my wool felt hats are lined in a soft cotton twill with a Petersham ribbon band. I've also added them to my Etsy site..  ...

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Discarded to Divine 2011

In April I participated in the 6th annual Discarded to Divine show that is put on by the St. Vincent de Paul of San Francisco. The St. Vincent de Paul invites designers to visit their warehouse of discarded items and pick out and cart home...

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