Tootgarook VIC 3941
About Jo Maree Millinery – Jo Peterson
Jo is an emerging designer of multi award winning classic millinery based down on Melbourne’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula. She has a love of vintage fabrics, lace, pearls and beads and enjoys mixing them up with modern materials to create headpieces with a unique flair.
Under her label, Jo Maree Millinery, her headpieces have gained recognition at local race days and at industry events. Her recent achievements include ‘Top 10’ Finalist in The Millinery Association’s Design Award 2018, ‘Best Millinery Exhibit’ at Royal Melbourne Show 2017 and 2016 as well as’Top 20′ National Finalist at the Oaks Day Millinery Award 2015 and The Millinery Association of Australia ‘Best Hat’ Student Encouragement Award 2015.
As a keen race goer and racehorse owner, Jo developed her passion for all things millinery initially studying millinery at the Melbourne Fashion Institute. Later gaining her Certificate II & III in millinery at Kangan Institute in Richmond. Under the watchful eye of renowned Milliners such as Louise Macdonald, Lynette Lim, Rebecca Share and Serena Lindeman, she often undertakes workshops and short courses to refine specific techniques.