Saturday, May 15, 2010

Great Wool Wet Felt Hat Class



Yesterday Bill and Andy came from Illinois to learn about making a wet felted hat on a Hat Shaper. Good thing they are both so energetic because Suzanne did put them through some fast paces.

They were so agreeable to try her technique that they didn't complain when we had our math problems designing a template for the resist, not even a grumble when we had to work extra hard for the brims to shape correctly. Actually, when all goes perfect I don't think you learn as much as when we work out a problem together.

The best part was today when the guys came back to show their trimmed and dry hats. They fit Bill perfectly, little large for Andy so he will use a size smaller Hat Shaper. They were obviously pleased with the outcome which Made My Day.

5 comments:

Clasheen said...
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Clasheen said...

Great hats! Any photos of the guys wearing them???

Barbara Marr said...

They are going to send me new pictures as soon as they get the bands on them. I will be sure to post them.

Heather said...

What wonderful hats. It's so cool to see some men felting, too!!

Barbara Marr said...

This was the first time I had worked with men felting and now I envy their strength, they had felt in a hurry (almost too quick).