Wet, cold walk. New Hat

Well, I don’t know what the weather is like in other parts of the world, but here in Ireland it is pure awful.  One minute you think lovely, the next it’s like winter never left. On Monday walking Stitch (our Lab) it was wet,cold and pure miserable, time to bring back out the Winter hats thought I and at this point I realised that I was actually missing creating them – so- out came a hat pattern.  This one was based on a pattern Robbin from Heartfelt Silks gave me, but I have changed to suit the type of hat shape I love.  I used 18micon black merino with some lovely silk hankies kindly given to me by Nicola Brown, I also used a prototype new washboard which Robbin left with me and I have to say it is brilliant, the depth of the teeth meant that the fulling was so much quicker and as it was small I could get it right into the shape. I also used the edge board for the pleat area and the brim.  I just need now to razor lightly in some areas where the silk has sunk too far into the wool to bring the colours out more and it will be finished.  Hope you all like. If you have any comments good or bad (yes even bad) please feel free to do so, I’d love to hear from you.  Until the next blog, take care.

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About Anita Marnell Fibre Art

My passion for wool and natural fibres has led me to fall in love with felting and spinning. Every item I create is a surprise, texture, shape and colour all blending into natural creations.
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4 Responses to Wet, cold walk. New Hat

  1. threadshedstudio says:

    I love the shape Anita, it looks fab.

  2. Lin says:

    Is the hat for sale?

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