This course is suitable for those with some felting experience.
We will be working with a resist to form the initial shape of your hat, and I will
show you the best way to lay out your fibre to achieve the best results.
Your hat will be a simple dome shape on top, but by stretching and pulling, or felting and shrinking, several different shapes can be obtained to form a brim if required, or you can add pleats in the body of the hat.
Initial shaping will be carried out on a hat block, but final shaping is best carried out on your head.
Day 1. Will take us through measuring your head to design your pattern and calculate shrinkage rates. Laying out your fibres, and felting your piece to achieve a basic shape, then leaving your hat to rest overnight.
Day 2. This is where we start to finalise our hat shaping, forming brims, pleats etc, and final shrinking. Your hat will still be wet at the end of the course, and will take a couple of days to fully dry.
Some people work quicker than others and if time allows, we can also fit in making a felted flower to add to your hat.
For those handy with a sewing machine, once your hat is dry, ribbon can be sewn around the brim if required.
You will need to bring Merino wool tops in your preferred colour choices. (full details to be given once booked)
When booking please select your start date and course will carry on to the next day.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Minimum of 9.5 hours of creative felting tuition.
Information sheet with useful tips on how to create your own hat pattern.
Use of hat blocks and felting tools.
Template and finished hat to take home.
Maximum of 2 students to ensure you get plenty of advice and attention.
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2 days (10:30am to 4:00pm)