Friday, April 4, 2014

'Rocky Mountain' Hats- Part 1 of 2

                                                  Tylar...happily wielding a pair of scissors...

                                         ...as she lays out bits of subtle, earth-toned silks.



                                          Cathy chose bold colors and prints for hers...

                                        ...(and yes, there was a bit of arm-twisting involved!)...

                                        ...but they muted down beautifully in the finished hat!



                                                   Beginning the layout for my own hat (front)...

                                     

                                                                       ...and back.



                               While felting with friends, there's always a lot of laughter!



                                Covering the silk pieces with a layer of corriedale pre-felt...

                           ...plus additional roving donated by a sheep named Moochi! :)



                           Two of the four finished hats, and bittersweet smiles all around...

                                      ...as we head for the airport and home!



                                           Next time: close-up photos of my hat.

6 comments:

Rachel said...

I hope Moochi was pleased with what you did with his fleece!

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I love how all three hats look laying out prior to felting. Super Sassy! I can't wait to see your finished hat.

FeltersJourney said...

Beautiful hats! Love the shape and the muted colours.
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Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I'm afraid that Moochi has been gamboling in the 'great pasture in the sky' for some time, now (through no fault of the fleece collection, however!!) :)
Andrea--They were a lot of fun to make!
Deborah--Thanks! Using the aggressive corriedale roving pretty much guaranteed a muted result...that's why I asked the girls to start a bit 'brighter' than they usually would. :)

Felting Sunshine said...

Love the patterned silks. I cannot wait to see your hat!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly--I hope you'll like it! :)