Amy Johnson is a crafts artisan and milliner at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Her journey to become a “mad hatter” started at a very young age. Her grandmothers made certain she could sew as soon as she could grasp a needle. Millersville University of Pennsylvania helped feed the sewing addiction, along with theaters and operas of the area. Those all led to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire where she drew on her costuming expertise (and patience), clothing everyone from peasants to jousting knights (and even their horses). Well respected for her work there, Renaissance Magazine featured her costumes on several covers and presented a feature spread of the work. Her work has been seen at Vermont’s Weston Playhouse Theater, New York’s Chautauqua Institution, and several independent films in Philadelphia. When not trying to devise fabulous costumes for her traveling herd of pugs, she enjoys spending time exploring local historical sites with her husband.