(Hinton) World class milliner Tatiana Rakhmanina’s work is on display at Lee Street Studios through April 27th.
The Russian-born milliner says she started hat making with her grandmother when she was a 12-years-old. When she visited West Virginia 30 years ago Tatiana said she just never left a state, which ended up encouraging her craft. The West Virginia Department of Culture and History awarded her a grant to go study with Mrs. Rose Cory who is a milliner by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen Mother.
Tatiana’s work has been on magazine covers, even showing at the Smithsonian Craft Show.
Tatiana said of her hats, “I like to create that kind of positive thing in the world. Even from the outside in. If someone feels good about themselves and smiling that makes them feel better and that makes them be a better person.”
Tatiana’s hats are for sale at Boho in Hinton. You can contact Tatiana to inquire about millinery lessons or custom hats through her Facebook page Hats by Tatiana Rakhmanina.