Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Needle felting a hat . . .























Last night I began the process of making a hat. I used the wool that I had previously cleaned and dyed which there are photos of in a previous post. I also used my new needle felting tool from copperpot on Etsy. It is fabulous, well constructed, and a breeze to use! I just got my new tool in the mail on Monday and couldn't wait to give it a try.

I had found this most excellent tutorial on craftster by FAST's very own glorioushats (a.k.a. GraceOblivious on craftster). It is a wonderful instructional feltalong on the basics of needle felting a hat with many photos and tips along the way. Using this for guidance along with my own creative spirit, I needle felted what you see in my photos. My husband says that my hat looks like a fluffy helmet, but I still plan to wet felt it as the last stage of finishing. It should shrink a little more and take on a better hat shape. There is also a photo of the hat form that I made out of a pillow bolster and my new needle felting tool.

I hope to post some photos of the finished hat later this week or early next week so stay tuned. And, I plan to make more hats now that I'm getting the hang of it.

2 comments:

  1. Yea! So pleased to see the tutorial on Craftster was helpful to you. So agree, the great thing about felt making - either needle, wet or combined is that we each "make it our own way" - using similar basics yet each adding our own style and ways of working.

    Fun hat, too.
    Hugs,
    Jane

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  2. I admire you, Shalana. I think needle felting requires more patience than I seem to have.

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