Waltraud has been an artist as long she can remember.

Having grown up in country Austria she has a strong sense for improvising and seeing materials out of context.

She lets the fabric show her what it is willing to do and she trusts her hands and heart in the exploration of her hats. Her skill is firmly grounded in traditional millinery techniques which she breaks to achieve the out comes which seam important to her at the time. Hat making for Waltraud is an expression of her heart and she deeply believes that hats are the art of the HeArT.