Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Doin' the hat dance!

I am so happy!  I have been wanting to make a hat.  Actually, watching someone make a felted hat is what drew me to this whole felting thing in the first place!  It has always scared me a little.  I don't have a fancy hat block and I don't like going through the whole test swatch thing.  Well yesterday some natural wool that I ordered came in.  It is the prettiest smoky gray color.  Perfect for a hat!  I made a resist using floor underlayment (awesome resist material)....it sorta looks like the shape of a bell.  After felting it, it looked like it really wanted a flower, so I made one.  Here it is!  I love it and it fits like a glove...I mean hat! ;)