Monday, September 13, 2010

Galactic Headgear

 

 

 

 


This is the second of two projects that I made with Elis Vermeulen...

...at the Creative Felt Gathering several weeks ago.

Making this hat was an all day affair...

...and I really learned a lot!

With Elis, you always start out with sketches...

...and it's amazing to me what quickly drawing out design ideas does for your 'process'!!

I did a lot of needle-felting on this hat...

...putting planets into orbit all over the surface of my pre-felt.

I liked the way the purple and orange colors interacted...

...so I added a couple of orange dreads, too.

Since I made it on the final day of our week...

...I didn't have time to finish it in Michigan.

Recently, though, I removed the pins and took some scissors to it...

...pulling the front flaps and some of the dreads through the hat to hold it closed.

I added three orange beads to help keep the dread-closures fastened...

...and found a display head to wear it...on the rare occasions that it's a bit too much for me!! Grin.


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11 comments:

HADIAH SCHUMACHER said...

That`s a very nice and funny hat you make. I love it!
Hadiah Schumacher

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks so much, Hadiah!! It IS funny, isn't it?!?!?

Dawn said...

Hi Heather,

So good talking to you this morning...Made my day...As does your hat. Love the way you've finished it...Whooo-Hooo!

Hugs,
Dawn

Kelly said...

Wow! Now that's a hat! I love the colors. :)

Jackie said...

My goodness thats incredible.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies!!

GalaFilc said...

FIne!!!! Interesting hat!I like it!

elisvermeulen said...

:) good job Heather! yes, a lot of needling went into that piece.
it shows.
it was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you a bit.
x

Little Miss Adventure said...

Wow, I didn't know you could do that with felting!

Heather Woollove said...

Elis--It was AMAZING learning from you and so much fun getting to know you and Rachel!! I can't wait for next year and the 'interesting' conversations that we'll share!! :) XXO-

Rebecca--You'll have to visit on your way home and we'll do some felting!! You may find a new 'thrill' to replace the...shiver...COLD!! :)

Trudis Felt said...

What a funky hat! Wonderful! And learning this from Elis Vermeulen...fantastic!
See you, Trudis