Friday, October 30, 2009

Five Felt Hats

Here are the labors of the past two days. I am very tired, but I am liking the hats very much. What do you think?
The details:
The blue hat is made of merino with silk fibers on the surface. The burnt orange hat is made of hand dyed merino and has silk fibers on the brim, with silk fabrics in black and white on the surface fora very shadowy effect. The white hat is merino. The pink/red hat is made from merino with prefelts cut into squares and placed on the surface for design. Lastly, the multi-colored hat hat metallic fabric on the brim, with silk and metallic fabric on the surface


Monday, October 26, 2009

Hats and then some

I'm heading off to bed so I'll not write much, but these are the labors of my hands the last few days. Blew the bursa on my left elbow so this has been a somewhat painful process. I'll try to write more about these tomorrow.
Shalom and Peace,

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Slicing Felt-Felt Slasher

Ok, I have to admit I am loving the feel of cutting felt. I am using a rotary cutter and having a ball! (I know that this is not the norm, but that's never stopped me before.)

I am however going to stop and say I am sorry about using myself for a model..there is simply no one else around here right now except my beloved husband and he will not put this felt on! My eyes show my fatigue and I am sorry to share those tired eyes with you.

I made vertical cuts first and then let them become the fringe on the wrap. Then I made one horizontal cut so that I could use those "fringe parts" for a tie on the wrap. I found that the horizontal cut was too much, half a cut would have sufficed for the ties. Letting it drape with my arms through the openings serves it better than without.

Off to eat something wonderful and planning on getting to bed early this evening.
Blessings to each of you

Suzanne--the felt slasher!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Felt United Event and beyond

There is the photo of Barb Marr and me together after our day together, teaching and exposing folks to the wonder that is felt
We had some folks who were knitters only and have fallen in love with felt. YEAH! I think that eventually, we'll be teaching some classes on the joy of feltmaking!

I am making hats, but not nearly at the pace I need to be. I've got to get some cleaning done and lots of paper work needs to be completed before I can get back at it. Cleaning can be a great way to let the mind wonder and the thoughts play among themselves. So tomorrow, the brain gets to play while the house and paperwork get done. ....I wonder what the top of my desk looks like?

What are you making today? I hope it is filled with joy!
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