Our Mission


To bring the art of hat-making to people across Australia
by running mobile millinery classes and providing supplies
to Australians in remote and local areas.

Our Vision

Through the medium of hats, we aim to reach out and connect people with others and with themselves. Through our classes and tours, we aim to aid emotional well-being by providing space, skill and opportunity for people to express their feelings through colour, texture and shape.

Art can be a powerful form of emotional therapy, and we believe that the hat is the art of the HeArT.


In 2010, our rural workshops were the subject of a documentary film called 'Hats Off to Farming Women'. It focused on a workshop in Coleambally, NSW, sponsored by South West Arts.

It was opportunities like this that inspired Waltraud to launch the Hatmobile as an ongoing project two years later.