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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Felt hat
« on: December 24, 2013, 02:51:30 pm »
Thought I would show you a couple of pics of the felt hat I made. Its all wet felt.
The shape is a bit weird but for a first attempt I am quite pleased with it.
 
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Backinwellies

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Re: Felt hat
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 02:52:25 pm »
Fab ..... I  must have a go at felting
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Brucklay

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Re: Felt hat
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 03:15:56 pm »
That is something I would really like to do - well done Bionic - can we see it modelled!!


Really I think it's fab and with all the fleece I have I really need to do something with it - I don't think I would dye as I have various shetland colours and castlemilk so would provide a good natural set of base colours.


Did you go to a class or learn from a book - I've watched a few youtube video's but still not set suds to wool.
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Fleecewife

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Re: Felt hat
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 03:49:48 pm »
That's splendid Sally.  What did you use as a mould?
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Felt hat
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 03:53:31 pm »
No, you can't see it modelled. When it's on my head it looks more like a German helmet. All that's missing is the swastika  ;D .


I did go to one class where we made a wall hanging but since then have been dabbling, using the internet. I did mention to OH that a felting book for Christmas would go down well but I think I may have been too late with the request  :(
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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Felt hat
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 03:57:56 pm »
That's excellent Sally  :thumbsup:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Felt hat
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 03:58:26 pm »
That's splendid Sally.  What did you use as a mould?


A while back I bough an antique hat last from fleabay but not sure it's the right thing to use for welt felting,  but maybe I just need more experience. To make it keep it's shape I painted the inside of the hat with a mix of pva glue and water.
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Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Felt hat
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 10:31:33 pm »
I love the hat, Sally. I haven't done a lot of wet felting yet as it tends to make my hands ache but I want to do more.

Spinningfishwife

  • Joined Oct 2013
Re: Felt hat
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 11:05:25 pm »
Brilliant! The one and only time I made a felt hat it looked like something Wurzel Gummage would wear. It went in the fancy dress box.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Felt hat
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2013, 05:40:35 am »
I love the hat, Sally. I haven't done a lot of wet felting yet as it tends to make my hands ache but I want to do more.


Lesley, I have heard others say the same thing about aching hands. I don't have that problem but get fed up keep rolling it so when I have had enough I just cover it up and leave it wet until I want to do some more. I started the hat and then left it for a couple of weeks before going back to it. I just wet it some more and off I go again. It doesn't seem to make any difference. You might be able to the same. Just wet felt in short bursts when your hands are up to it.
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Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Felt hat
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 12:09:34 am »
I'll try that, Sally. It is the rolling that causes the trouble. I was making a bag and got so fed up theat I threw it in the washing machine. It's quite nice now.

luckylady

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Re: Felt hat
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2013, 12:51:05 pm »
..........but get fed up keep rolling it so when I have had enough I just cover it up and leave it wet until I want to do some more. I started the hat and then left it for a couple of weeks before going back to it. I just wet it some more and off I go again. It doesn't seem to make any difference. You might be able to the same. Just wet felt in short bursts when your hands are up to it.
That's the beauty of wet felting, isn't it?  Just walk away if you ache or have something else that takes priority.  Went to one class and hooked now.
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xillent

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: Felt hat
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 05:47:03 am »
My wife went for a straw hat and got felt.
 
 
i was raging
« Last Edit: February 15, 2014, 07:06:31 pm by xillent »

darkbrowneggs

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Re: Felt hat
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 09:45:38 am »
Thats a wonderful  looking hat.  Well done  :thumbsup:
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Re: Felt hat
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 11:55:21 am »
Think of it more as a Downton style Lady Mary cloche rather than a German helmet!

 

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