Juliane Gorman graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in textiles. Afterwards, she took millinery classes at Fashion Institute of Technology. However, like many graduates, her interests hibernated while she pursued jobs and family.
A few years ago, she serendipitously saw a felted bracelet at a craft fair. Looking for a DIY book on the topic, she instead found one devoted to felted hats. This discovery was her eureka moment: finding a craft which combined her love of colorful fiber, with her passion for hats.
Now energized, Juliane creates ArtHats that are comfortable, flattering, and with a touch of whimsy. Her work is sold under the FeltHappiness label and is exhibited locally and internationally, with hats in private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America.