Hi! Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and learn more about me and my hats. My name is Susanne Scheepers and I am a Dutch milliner living and creating in Germany. About 15 years ago I needed a hat for my equestrian events day job and instead found a milliner from Czech Republic who was willing to teach me the secrets of millinery. Needless to say I was hooked from the first stitch! Ever since I have been making hats as it gives me great joy to see my designs finding the right head wether it is for a special occasion or every day life.
A Hatsbysusanne hat is handmade by me and a unique piece. I have an excisting "ready made" collection that can be purchased or I can make a design for you for a special occasion or everyday life. The excisting collection can be an inspiration for your special piece or I can create something especially for you. The materials I work with are mostly natural fibres such as felt, silk, sinamay, leather, buntal, straws etc. It is my pleasure to give new life to existing materials or repurpose pre loved items. Any natural fabric you have can be taken into consideration.
Hannah Hnalickova was my first teacher in the art of millinery. Learning is a continuing process as there is always room for improvement, inspiration, exploring new techniques or working with new materials. I was lucky enough to also study with Rose Cory, Marianne Jongkind, Catherine Ellen, Jane Stoddart and most recently with Catherine Kelly and Louise Macdonald. Excited to keep creating and developing in this wonderful craft and to make people happy with the @hatsbysusanne they choose to wear.