Monday, July 15, 2013

Feltfull 2013 Hats- Part 1 of 3 (Plus A Flag!)

A piece of flat felt was requested from each of the participants.

(I made mine using pencil roving in several different colors.)

 
These pieces were then stitched together to form flags...



...and flown, proudly, during our workshop week.

(The 'flying flag' photo credit goes to Truus Huijbregts, NL)

 
Making a cord for hat number one...

 
...a rather bright, 'helmet-y' affair...

 
...which I dulled down a bit with a thin layer of brown roving.



The cord...

...pinned into a coil and drying.
 
The finished hat.

 
My hat class with Judit Pocs was really quite remarkable!

She is an exceptional artist...

...and a devoted and energetic instructor.

This was the first (of three) hats which I made during her three-day class.

Next time: a 'telescoping' hat...

...made with silk bits.

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13 comments:

Rachel said...

What a great hat - full of fun!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-Thanks! The next two are even more interesting! :)

FeltersJourney said...

Ooo Heather.. lovely hat! The colours are great (the fine layer of brown made the colours so subtle and pretty) I LOVE the multicolourd cord and you know I'm loving the ear flaps :)
xoxo

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Piękna czapka i flaga. Twoje prace są super!!!

Sandie Lynne Knapp said...

More fun times being shared, I see. Very interesting hat too. Not too wild, but not demure either. LOL

That flag was a cute idea for a fun filled week of felting too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--I'm glad you like the ear flaps! :)
Karolina--Thanks!
Sandie--Yes--it was a lot of fun!

Felting Sunshine said...

I love how you used the brown to tone down the color. What type of wool is this? I love the finished look of it. :)A
The flag that was made is such a fun idea too!

takinagaturn said...

These photos bring back happy memories of Feltfull. Can you tell me how many layers your hats with Judit had as I am just about to start making hats as part of my felting course :)

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--Thanks! I agree...Truus had a great idea when she asked for the 'flag parts' from all of the workshop participants!
Jane--6 layers. Good luck!

Loco Lindy said...

Another great one! The flag idea is brilliant :)

Heather Woollove said...

Lindy-I agree! The flag is a great way to include the work of many feltmakers in one project.

takinagaturn said...

Thanks. Far to hot here at the moment to contemplating making hats but it will not last long.

Heather Woollove said...

Jane--Let's hope not! It's been pretty disgusting here lately! :)