View Full Version : needle felting on a hat
12-26-2007, 11:16 PM
Hi everyone, I am fairly new I have not written very often, i usually post under wearable art (jewelry)---My passion is color and texture and I create new jewelry from old and I do hand needle felting. Here is my latest item... I have had this hat for over 20 years, i bought it in england, I decided to give it a new look. I have been looking for plain felted hats and they are not easy to find, which surprises me since I am in the cold midwest. I am trying to keep the price range around 10 -12 dollars --- I am still in the experimenting stage.
and here is my version of recycling a sweater into a purse
12-26-2007, 11:45 PM
Great job on both~ I love your hat-I'm a hat person! Have you tried looking for felt hats at the second hand store or Goodwill? Sometimes they have them at ours for a couple of dollars! I really love the look of your hat and it gives me ideas on ways to recycle some old felt hats I have! Thanks for posting!!
12-27-2007, 12:53 AM
I love them both, but the hat is really smashing! I hope you'll continue to post in the Fiber Arts forum -- we're the newest forum on WetCanvas, so do join us!
12-27-2007, 12:41 PM
Hello idesign! I grew up in the Omaha area...I see you are from NE.
Love, love, love the hat....I don't do needle felting yet, but it is so intriguing to me.
Hope you will share more of your creations:wave:
12-27-2007, 11:50 PM
Now that, is a hat! Love it!
I'd actually never heard of needle felting till now, but it looks sooo nice and sounds like fun. I'm looking it up tonight!
Dalhia, that hat is gorgeous! The purse is nice, but that hat!!!! YUM!!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap: Have you done many of those? I think they are worth more than $10-$12! What about your labor?
12-28-2007, 05:07 PM
Hi! Love the hat! I am new to needle felting and your quest for a reasonably priced hat made me want to learn more. When I googled the subject, it quickly became obvious that most felt hats were out of my price range. I did find a book at Barnes and Noble - Uniquely Felt by Christine White (Storey Books) that had a chapter on creating felt hats. It is worth a look-see when you have the time. I live in Alaska and find that materials are harder to access up here - lately I have been buying sweaters at the thrift store and felting them which is fast and cheap. Thanks for introducing the topic!
12-30-2007, 12:01 AM
Well, I Googled felting, and read some.
It's interesting, but like plummage above in Alaska, I have the same problem accessing materials here in Puerto Rico. It seems there aren't many thrift shops here, only the flea markets, and I've never seen real wool in any, but as soon as I can get my hands on some, I'm gonna try it.. :wave:
12-30-2007, 01:31 PM
That purse is great. Hard to find all wool sweater here to felt.
I LOVE the hat!!! I am a hat diva from way back! You did a fabulous job on that. Looks like a lot of work but I'd wear that with pride! Well done!:clap: :clap:
12-31-2007, 11:09 AM
Thanks so much for the support. I went to a number of thrift stores here in Omaha but did not find a hat. I was desperate to try another I have ordered a hat from eBay. I will have to keep my eyes open for estate sales. I heard that you can felt 100% wool fabric from fabric stores but have not tried it.:heart:
12-31-2007, 04:58 PM
This is a link to a video by humblebumbleb.com on making a simple pillbox style hat - it looks like she is using felt...wooooo! worth a looksee for ideas.
01-01-2008, 04:58 PM
What a fabulous hat! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I have just tried a few bits of needlefelting but this hadn't occurred to me! Tomorrow - I hit the charity shops!
vBulletin® v3.5.8, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.