A real craftswoman at work.

Rose Monzyk is a passionate artist with decades of experience as a seamstress, fine artist, and especially a hat-maker.

Old-world milliner techniques meet modern vibrancy.

Rose started with a hat block and some gumption. With research, time, trial (and sometimes error) she is now known for creating award-winning wearable pieces of art.

Ranging from dainty to daring, every piece has a unique style of its own. No factories, apprentices or short cuts here. Just wearable pieces of art, made only once.

Recognition & Awards

In the media

On May 2, 2017 Rose was featured on a local CBS affiliate's morning program, Great Day St. Louis. Check out the segment where she shows her Derby-inspired millenary leading up to the big race at Churchill Downs.

She can create something just for you.

Interested in commissioning a unique piece with Rose?


Fabrics, colors and textures brought to life.

When Rose sits down to create, she often starts without a fully baked vision of the end-product. The materials inspire the work, and the piece appears from the elements in front of her.

Famous for her wax-resist, hand-dyed silks, mixed media fine art and her inventive use of materials in hat-making, Rose has cultivated a style that is unique to her.

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Upcoming Classes


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Blocking a Wool Felt Hat

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

Rose Monzyk Millinery, Washington, Mo

This class will include the basics of blocking, so that from here you will be able to block almost any style you wish. You will learn to line and finish the inside of your hat with grosgrain ribbon. We will explore various trims and embellishments.

Your supplies will be included in the price. However, if you have a block or felt you wish to use, you are welcome to bring them.

You will have access to my steamers and other tools.you are welcome to bring yours or things you have questions about. 

The class will be held Nov 2-3 from 9;30 a.m. until 4:00 pm.

The entire cost will be $169 and you will have a hat that I sell in the $95 or more range. A $30 deposit will reserve your space.


I live near Washington, Mo, just off I-44. We are about 45 minutes west of St Louis. There are a couple of nice motels within 5 miles of here. We could send out for sandwiches or you may bring lunch or refreshments. You may want to bring a thimble, reading glasses, notebook or other things you may need.



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