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« on: October 26, 2004 01:26:33 AM »

I do five million things.  one of them is handmake felt things.

today i made a hat





and yesterday i made (and installed) some double-ended dreadlocks and a fall.



i just started working with wool recently and it's incredible fun!
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2004 05:23:30 AM »

OMG!!!! That hat is AWESOME!!!! Tell me...how do you do it...what kind of felt is that and what technique is done with it...that hat is sooooo beautiful....wish I could make something like that...OHhhh could you post a tutorial or give me a link to where I can learn more about felt and different techniques...so far I haven't had much luck with felt, but I love it so much...

thanks for posting...hope you can get a tutorial up...

nessy (love that hat!!!!)
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2004 05:26:48 AM »

that is really really cool.  I'd been successfully avoiding needlefelting, but I don't know how I'll continue to resist it seeing such cool stuff!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2004 07:31:44 AM »

That hat *is* beautiful. Great shape and colors, kind of retro-futurist. And it looks so cozy!
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2004 08:21:48 AM »

that hat is so different, never seen anything like that before. Its great! Howd you do that?
the dreadlocks are so cool..Ive always wanted to get dreads just dont know where and how since its not too big here *pout* hehe but yeah, thas great stuff!
Tutorial or any tips or sites on felt would be good as NessaGurl said Wink

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2004 08:43:24 AM »

Your hat is gorgeous.  I'm assuming that you are needle felting the hat?  I need to purchase felting needles and roving soon!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2004 11:28:17 AM »

thanks for all the positive comments, guys!  Yes, the hat is needle felted.  the process is a little much for me to write a tutorial right now, but the bones of it are: you get wool.  some of it has been combed and wound into a loose "rope" - this is called roving.  This hat is made from a handpainted roving i bought from dudleyspinner on ebay.  Then, i poke it five million times with tiny needles.  I sort of taught myself the technique that i use - from what i can gather, most needle felters use foam forms.  I have an undersized glass head that i use as a stand, and sorta freehand shape the wool.

The dreads were actually super-easy.  The Quinnster site (quinnster.co.uk) has great instructions (or a link to them, i forget which) on how to make wool dreads - since i already had wool around, this was really really easy!  i followed the instructions vaguely, and there are only about five of them installed in my actual head - so taking them out won't be too much of a PITA.

The thing that i love about felting (well, one of the things!) is how easy it is to get started, and how little equipment you need.  Thank you all for the comments!
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2004 10:15:00 PM »

your stuff is so nice!! i really want to learn but keep putting it off...this is inspiration to start! oh yeah, did you get the glass head a pier I? i have one too..lol...mine is wearing a tiara
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2004 11:09:26 PM »

That hat is beautiful!  It looks like fire!
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2004 03:36:07 AM »

wow very cool. awesome job! =]
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