Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Feltfull 2013 Hats- Part 2 of 3

Laying out hat number two...

 
...using merino roving and irregular pieces of hand-dyed silk.

 
The red side, mid-way through felting...

 
...and the blue side.

 
The fully felted red side (finally!)...

 
...and the blue side...

...whew! :)

 
The finished hat...

 
...after hemming and blocking.

 
As you can see from these process photos...

...Judit Pocs "Does not play!" Grin.

What do I mean by this expression?

Simply, that she is an exacting and attentive teacher...

...who encourages you to focus on your work and keep at it...

...until a perfectly felted, completely realized project is in your hands...

...and you are left with a real sense of pride and accomplishment!

Next time: the weirdest (and most complex) hat of the three! :)

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13 comments:

Алевтина Калинина said...

looks very positive, bright and original! Great job, Heather :)

Kathleen said...

Heather, those hats are simply amazing. Gorgeous colors, elegant designs. A rich workshop for you and the other fabulous felters. Kathy

Heather Woollove said...

Alevtina--Thanks so much!
Kathy--I'm glad you like them! The next one will be really interesting! :)

Sandie Lynne said...

I have to say, I was surprised when I saw how you finished that hat. It came out really well. It's just a shame how the colors fade as much as they do, after the felting process is done. They start out so bright and exciting, and end up very muted. Does that ever bother you, or is that what you were actually hoping would happen? Just curious. :)

Loco Lindy said...

Fabulous, Heather, I can't wait to see the next one!

Fiona Duthie said...

So beautiful, Heather!
Love the colouring and shading, and shaping, of course!
You have me dreaming of saving up a fun felt fund to go on an impulsive fibre trip to Europe one year!
What a trip! Are you a hat person?
As in the wearing of, as well as the making of? I love them to look at, but hate having anything on my head...maybe I can be saeyed by gorgeous creations like yours! xoFiona

Terriea Kwong said...

Great hat, cheerful and unique. The technique of laying silk scraps is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie-Hahaha! For me ,the hat is plenty bright as it is, but to your point, I used layers of multicolored, variegated wool under the silk and when the piece was felted, the wool fibers came through the silk and muted it.
The colors of the silk could be brighter if I used a corresponding bright wool under each section of silk.
Lindy-Thanks!
Fiona-Until this year, I wasn't even a hat maker! :)
...and I'm like you...unless it's really cold and I'm walking outdoors, I don't wear hats much, either.

WonderWhyGal said...

Love the colors and the overall hat.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--My pleasure! :)
Andrea--Thanks so much!

FeltersJourney said...

Oh Heather..
this is G O R G E O U S!!
I absolutely love it.. how will you decide which hat to wear?!
xoxo

Rachel said...

What a wonderful hat, the folded crown makes a wonderful statement!

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--So glad you like it! :)
Rachel--I had one like this which shrunk, so it's good to have a nice one again.