Sunday, November 5, 2017

Felting hats at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center

A small group joined me for hat making at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris, TN!  So much fun to make the hats in any colors you like, and in any style you like.                                                          
 Mary from Knoxville has the ball inflated , and started the first layer, coiling thin strips of merino/silk top onto the ball. This is the first time she is making a hat this way and it is going really well.
 Miriam from Knoxville has done this before, and she has a plan with decorating the inside as well. Nice fall colors.
 The second layer is draped from the top with shorter strips of the wool.  You want an even complete coverage all over the ball. Hippy hair. Lynn  from Knoxville blended white, grays and black. The colors will blend well when it is felted.
 Miriam's second layer is coming along really good, and making sure the layers are thin which will make for a comfortable hat. With all layers on the ball, it is wrapped with a few pantyhose tops to keep everything in place securely.
 Saturday was the perfect day to felt outside, so we bounced the balls to get the felting started

Here are the final results from a fun day. Different colors and styles make them all pieces of art, and art to wear! Thanks to the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, a wonderful place to have a workshop.

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