As promised.. Hobbit hat #3
I worked this one outside in. I found that I was more prone to getting ridges at the edge of my resist working inside out.. not sure why, probably just that I'm not used to working that way. The ridges were easily enough worked out luckily. I DID find that the cup and ring design incorporated very easily into the felt working outside in as opposed to inside out, maybe because it all goes slower inside the package.
Hat #3 was going to have silk caps and fibres to embellish the outside so I didn't have to worry about that, and the silk chiffon sari I planned to use is an easy one.. I've used it for nuno before and know the fibres travel through fairly quickly..
|Piece of silk chiffon in roughly the shape I needed to cover one half|
of the resist.. scarred a few whisps of merino ontop
|Then placed the resist and carefully folded the silk around the edges.|
Trimming any excess so it didn't bunch up or overlap anywhere
|Filled in the gaps|
|Adding whisps under the edges to veil them where needed|
|Layers of merino|
|Rays fold over, and centre gets filled|
|Silk caps, tussah fibre & mulberry fibre on top of final layer|
|After the resist was removed I worked it HARD..|
rolling, throwing, pummelling and rolling it with my ridged stick
|Before it was fully felted I used hat #2 as a template to mark my cutting line|
|I have a pack of tailors chalk in 3 different colours, red, blue and |
white so can pick whichever will show up best
Now I sealed the edges and worked it until it was fully felted.
|Not MY colours.. but I like the hat :)|
|And it suits me from behind lol|
Now that I had 'the Bofur' sorted my mind moved on to working out 'the Radagast' :) more on that soon!
Yesterday I showed you what my dogs were getting upto in the snowy weather.. here are a couple of my favourite snowy weather photos I took
|This lovely little finch spent ages here every day just feet from my living room window..|
Picking at the nettles and brambles, and eating from the bird table -he was funny when he found a seed he didn't like, he spat it over the edge
|Flooded woodland frozen solid.|
The woods and fields became very Narnia like, absolutely beautiful