The journey of a new designer-maker. A City and Guilds qualified felt maker, I love the magic of turning a pile of fluffy wool fibre into beautiful and functional fine felt and exploring new textile techniques.
This weekend I felt (pardon the pun) inspired to make a hat in honour of this being the year of the sheep, it was inspired by the curly horns that some rams display. I took a bit of artistic licence with the colours...
I think I will add a few discreet stitches to make sure the horns stay in place and I'm also toying with the idea of adding some fabric stiffener. I have some spray on ironing starch and some CMC but have been reading that milliners paint on a specific hat stiffener on their felt hats. What do you all like to use?