Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Horned" Winter Hat- Part 1 of 3

Creating a cardboard hat pattern...


                                        ...and cutting a foam underlayment resist.



                                     Adding a strip of silk gauze, just at the bottom...



                      ...then covering the entire resist with layers of superfine merino...



                                           ...and at the top (horns part) only...

                    ...wool from a coarser batt studded with multi-colored cotton dots.



                                         After flipping the project to side two...



                                                       ...silk gauze is added...



                                     ...the wool 'rays' from side one are folded in...



                        ...and layers of superfine merino and batt are added, as before.



                                                 The project is wetted out...



                      ....and colorful bands of pre-felt are layered onto the wool surface.



                                      Next time: further embellishment and felting!

5 comments:

Vilt à la Kim said...

Seeing this makes me feel like felting too....

Heather Woollove said...

Kim- Maybe a quick and warm hat would brighten up the cold weather?!? :)

Rachel said...

Gorgeous - very festive-looking!

FeltersJourney said...

A horned hat.. I like it already :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Glad you like it, Rachel and Deborah!!