All Krystyna’s creations are made at home with love, integrity, and purposefulness, not with sweat, hate, and duty!
After twenty years Krystyna has decided to hang up her 'Hat' for the last time at Easter 2011 .
|Milliner of the Month: Krystyna Schweizer This month we had the pleasure of interviewing Australian Hat Maker Krystyna Schweizer. Krystyna is a NON TRADITIONAL Hat maker/Milliner of a different kind! A true Mad Hatter from the Outback! A little voice from the Wilderness! Working from her HEART! Read more.....|
Hats pictured below on right and left panels are just some samples of my work. Some date back as far as 1992. Others are somewhat surreal with a political twist.
My thanks to Stefano de Pieri (Gondola on the Murray) for modelling hat top right corner.
"Hats are the Expression of a Person's Soul" Lilly Daché
Play is the fertilizer of the Brain!
Frugality is the mother of invention. Nothing gets wasted. - KS
"In difficult Times Fashion is always outrageous." - Elsa Schiaparelli ( Friend of Salvadore Dali )
All Australian Crafts should be handmade at home in Australia. NOT Machined In CHINA!
Krystyna Schweizer can make
This website is 'home made' with technical help of my husband Ian and my daughter Naomi.
aims & objectives, testimonials,
biographical stuff and
Only a small portion of my creations
are on display on this website
Workshop consists of an old Railway Carriage in
Hat stands are made from old PVC Pipe and old coat
hangers. Stock is stored in Vintage Suitcases!
Only a small portion of my creations are on display on this website
Workshop consists of an old Railway Carriage in my Backyard.
Hat stands are made from old PVC Pipe and old coat hangers. Stock is stored in Vintage Suitcases!Hats are constructed from Clean Vintage and Salvaged materials by Krystyna in her Hat Crafter Home Studio.
Since 1992 I have created many thousands hats with my own hands. I don't sleep much. This is true labour of love and diversional therapy! Obsessive/Compulsive! I used to sell my hats at Maleny & Woodford Folk Festival, Womadelaide, Adelaide Fringe, Victor Harbour, National Folk Festival Canberra Port Fairy Festival and others.
Due to Drought/Flood related consequences, competing with cheap imports, rising costs of stall fees, insurance, fuel, materials etc. makes the livelihood for an artisan increasingly difficult, jeopardising the future of GENUINE Home Made Eco Ethical Fashion!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
(Updated: 4th July 2012)