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Hat Maker Gene Baldwin


Using old-fashioned techniques to create custom hats began as a retirement hobby for Gene Baldwin. Now it’s a full time business. His cowboy and other styles of hats are often colorful and sometimes decorated with beads or braid. He sizes hats made of rabbit or beaver fur felt by hand, customizing them to individual customers’ heads.

First Broadcast: 2009
Producer: KC Cowan
Videographer: Tom Shrider
Editor: Greg Bond

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Hat Maker Gene Baldwin; Kids Ballroom; Lifecasting Artist Peny Wallace

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1103
Original Broadcast: October 22, 2009