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What: Hat Camp 2013
When: Thursday-Sunday September 26-29
Where: Camp Burton, Vashon Island/Seattle WA

Dear Milliners, Felters, Theatrical Milliners, Millinery Students

Hat Camp 2013 is scheduled for 4 days – Thursday-Sunday, September 26-29 at Camp Burton, Vashon Island, Seattle, Washington. Camp Burton is a lovely retreat center located on Puget Sound just a short ferry ride from West Seattle. www.campburton.com

At present we have 95 people who plan to attend.

We are working on a great program which will be a mixture of technique demonstrations, topic discussions, recap of millinery events and industry developments during the year and more. A swap meet was suggested so be thinking of supplies, materials hats that you might like to trade away for other precious things or give away to a new home. If these things are too cumbersome to bring consider photos and ship to each other after you return home. Many of you have emailed ideas and interest in topics , demo or mini workshops and we will work as many of these into the program as possible. If you have additional requests please let us know.

We have received a questions from people who will be flying into Seattle about what time Hat Camp will start on Thursday. Our plan is to start Hat Camp by 10:30 on Thursday so it would be best for people from out of town to arrive on Wednesday. Camp Burton will not have accommodations available on Wednesday evening as they have a retreat ending Wednesday afternoon and will not be ready for us until Thursday morning. Maybe those people arriving on Wednesday can organize a group rate at an affordable downtown hotel and have a night on the town before Hat Camp or look into Bed and Breakfast near Camp Burton. Anyone willing to head up this task?

Registration and Camp Burton Accommodation/Meals:
Total expenses for housing and meals (from lunch on Thursday to brunch on Sunday) will be between $235 and $325 per person. Variation depends on accommodations. Please send a deposit check or money order for $135.00 (includes $35.00 registration fee) made out to Wayne Wichern to 2115 Harding Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062.

Please note: Camp Burton has a no alcohol/no drug policy. Please respect this request.

Housing Coordinator – We need a volunteer to coordinate housing. Anyone willing and interested? As soon as we have a housing coordinator we can organize your accommodations and let you know your camp balance which will be due in early September.

Vashon Transportation – Ferry – Van – Personal Car
Here are some basics for transportation and we will get more details as we go along.
There is a Metro express bus from the airport to the Vashon Ferry for about $2.00
Camp Burton is about 20 minutes away by car from the Vashon Ferry.
The Vashon Ferry is a drive on ferry so you are welcome to bring your personal or rental car.
We are looking into arranging a hired van service to provide transportation from the Vashon Ferry to Camp Burton on Thursday morning and back on Sunday afternoon.
There is a taxi service but it is considered rather expensive.

Any Seattle or Vashon locals who have additional ideas or information please let Wayne know and we will add it to the general information.

Best wishes for the new year and we look forward to seeing you at Camp Burton this fall.

Hat Camp 2013

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What: Hat Camp 2013
When: Thursday-Sunday September 26-29
Where: Camp Burton, Vashon Island/Seattle WA

Dear Hat Makers,
A quick post to advise you on the developing details for Hat Camp 2013. Many of you have contacted us about making your plans and we appreciate your patience.

First some organizational details and back story:

The Millinery Artisan Guild is more than 350 strong now and the interest in Hat Camp has increased as well. Hat Camp is an educational and informational forum for all forms of millinery and a celebration of the art of hat making. We welcome all professional, semi-professional and student hat makers. The first Hat Camp was held in August of 2005 and nearly every year since. Due to the current interest and the organizational demands for such a large group we have decided to find a permanent home and dates for Hat Camp as well as scheduling the event every other year on odd numbered years. Our hope is that regional events will be inspired on the even numbered years. Part of the charm of Hat Camp in the past, was that the event moved to different locations but this has become unwieldy now. We also need a venue with facilities for hands-on workshops and intensive demonstrations.

Hat Camp 2013 is scheduled for 4 days – Thursday-Sunday, September 26-29 at Camp Burton, Vashon Island, Seattle, Washington. Camp Burton is a lovely retreat center located on Puget Sound just a short ferry ride from West Seattle. www.campburton.com

Camp Burton has a variety of accommodations (mostly shared) and all meals are included. Approximate daily rate is $80.00. We can accommodate up to 125 people this year so we will need your to know your interest in attending by January 31. Please email Wayne at Wayne@waynewichernmillinery.com with your contact info. We will need to pay a deposit for Camp Burton in February so we will be collecting a partial payment in the very near future. We anticipate a nominal registration fee in addition to the Camp Burton accommodations. The registration fee is yet to be determined but we expect cost to be $100.00 or less per person.

Last year Hat Camp was held in Los Angeles in March and we had a fantastic time. Thank you again to Dave Temple for his event planning wizardry and Holly Garbutt for her communication skills, also to Louise and Lawrence Green and their staff for a wonderful and inspirational visit to Louise Green Millinery.

Best wishes for the new year and we look forward to seeing you at Camp Burton this fall.

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Millinery Artisan Guild
Mission
The Millinery Artisan Guild is dedicated to cooperatively preserving and promoting the craft and techniques of millinery.
Goals
To stimulate the sharing of resources knowledge, education, experience and opportunities.
To raise the profile of millinery in the commercial and art worlds by cultivating a better understanding and appreciation for its art and craft
To support our members – professional, semi professional and students representing many millinery and hat disciplines – fashion, theater, felters and fiber artists.

Millinery Artisan Guild – Hat Camp Steering Committee

Wayne Wichern – Cell: 650.346.8143 wayne@waynewichernmillinery.com
Jean Hicks – Cell: 206.914.4922 jean@jeanhicks.com
Daria Wheatley dghatsnw@aol.com