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Emily Moe

Duluth, MN
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Emily has been a milliner and haberdasher for close to ten years. She learned her trade by apprenticing under Master Milliner, Eva May, in Chicago. She is captain of the Milliners of Etsy, a global group of over 300 milliners. She has been active in a dizzying number of artistic projects from knitting to radio drama, tango to bead embroidery, and has been a piano teacher for 18 years. She loves hat-making because she can use all of her experience with other media. She believes that what one wears is a person's purest form of artistic expression and that it is good to be comfortable in both stilettos and Carhartts, but probably not at the same time. She and her husband, Adam, an embroidery artist, are the driving forces behind Moe Sew Co--fine millinery and hand-embroidery for the discriminating weirdo. They have shown their work together at craft fairs in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Nashville. 

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Current Courses Offered by Emily Moe

2 Days
Teaser image for Beginning Millinery & Haberdashery: The Blocked Felt Hat

Beginning Millinery & Haberdashery: The Blocked Felt Hat

Minnesota's history is interwoven with the history of hat-making. Europe's hunger for beaver-felt top hats drove the voyageurs into the heart of fur country. Most of the fur traded at Grand Portage eventually became felt hats. There is no softer, warmer or more pliant fiber than fur-felt. We will use…
Sat, Dec 7th, 2019  –  Sun, Dec 8th, 2019
Instructor: Emily Moe
2 Days
Teaser image for Millinery: Blocking the Straw Hat

Millinery: Blocking the Straw Hat

Stylish, cool and durable, these are a far cry from a farmer's straw hat! Craft your own personalized straw hat using millinery parasisal or Panama straw blanks. Over a two day period, you will block and finish at least one straw hat. Starting with a “blank,” finely woven straw that…
Sat, May 16th, 2020  –  Sun, May 17th, 2020
Instructor: Emily Moe

Past Courses Offered by Emily Moe

North House as Music: Playing Campus and Placemaking with Music