Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wet-Felted Jewel-Tone Hat- Part 2 of 2

Mid-way through felting...


                                                               ...and again...


                                                          ...during fulling.


                              The finished hat was dried in this 'accordion pleat' shape.


                                                    The pieces of pre-felt...

                                           ...(because they were applied first)...


                                     ...show up distinctly on the surface of the silk.


                                               Working inside-out as I do...


                                                   ...I get a fun little surprise...


                                        ...each time a new project is revealed...


                                  ...and, here, the hand-dyed silk provides a lovely nubby texture...


   ...and jewel-like colors.

                               

                                     The brim was hand-stitched at a slight angle...

                                                    ...to provide a good fit.


                                                         A bird's-eye view.                                  


6 comments:

Mattie Versteegen said...

The hat looks fabulous, Heather. Nice with the prefelt on the outside.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Mattie! I like this one, too. :)

FeltersJourney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Heather! Love this hat!
xx

Rachel said...

What a lovely cheerful hat!

Sandra Knapp said...

Isn't it fun seeing it when it's loose and cloth like- and then shrinking down to something so thick, firm and able to stand alone? I think so. LOL

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Deborah! (Miss you!)
Rachel-Yes, I got a lot of nice comments when I wore it. :)
Sandie-Yep...the magic of felt! Grin.