Anderson Alley Artists Studios
250 N. Goodman St., Rochester, New York 14607

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

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Raina's Textile House

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About the Artist

Short Biography

I evolved into a hat maker/milliner over years of theater/performance, hand-felting, and surface design. My hats are unique because of my use of nuno-felting, botanical printing, and/or dyeing with rust and indigo.

Performance taught me the rhetorical lift a hat will give you, like an elevator into the art of living. When I craft a hat I create context: I allude to history through shape and details, such as veiling…I can reference nature, film/art, and history - adding expression to the function of hats.

Please call, text or email for an appointment. I do also have some hats on my Etsy shop at For the most up to date info please follow me on Instagram @rainastextilehouse


2021 Clothesline Festival Merit Award

The Artist’s Studio