This is the other planned hat project I mentioned :) A custom topper for regular customer / pen-pal Kyle - owner of 2 of my wizard hats.
This time he wanted a Top Hat.. similar to the Fin wool and Wensleydale locks one - but in GREEN.
|I used my 'traditional' resist with the flange at the top|
for this one
|Layers of natural black, brown and white Fin wool |
(the diagonal band is just sunlight)
|With lovely Wensleydale curls in white, grey and brown|
|Well on it's way to being felted.. throwing it.|
You can see how the flat top is forming really well here
|'healing' the edges|
|Checking the shape and size|
I was really liking how it looked at this point.. so the next step was a bit scary :) .. I had to take a deep breath before plunging it..
|In to the dye pot|
It took 2 dye baths to get the colour this deep
First time I struggled to dye it in my smaller pot (pictured) and it just didn't have the room to brew properly. So second time round I dug my HUGE cauldron out from the garage.. which seemed to work better :)