My name is Amy Zischke, a third generation member of a family of Milliners. I am based in the Lockyer Valley, South East Queensland, Australia (an hour out of Brisbane CBD).
I have a passion for millinery and all things hats, love the racing scene, and love to see my hats and fasinators finish off a fantastic outfit when I see them trackside. I also have a huge collection myself, of hats I've made to sell, but just can't bear to part with!
All my hats are hand blocked and mostly hand stitched, and I do my utmost to ensure a high standard of workmanship. My designs are inspired usually late at night, unable to sleep due to creative thoughts running through my head. I hunt for unique trims to base my design around and to ensure you have an original piece. I love to create headpieces and hats that complement individual styles and looks.
Having Millinery as part of our family tradition, I was keen to learn the trade of my grandma Eva, a highly skilled, sought after and trained milliner. So since the age of 16, I have been taught by her, soaking up her valuable talent & skill. Years of practise and a keen eye on the fashion trends has helped me develop my skills over the years.
I have also participated in many additional tutorials and seminars with some of the UK and Australia's best milliners to learn the latest millinery techniques.
Please do not hesitate to email me if you have bought a dress and have no idea of what kind of hat or fascinator to wear with it. It would be my pleasure to custom design a piece for you.