Hat Making Class
I thought a hat making class last saturday. We had a great time and everyone had a wonderful hat at the end. I forgot to take pictures till the end. After a year of blogging you would think I would be used to taking pictures of everything I do. However I do have some pictures from the class I taught last winter. They were given to my by Jan who is in the class. I lost most of my pictures in a computer crash. The hard drive is off hopefully getting my pictures recovered.
This is my trolley that I use for class. My bins of wool for embellishment and my tub that has the little buckets, pool noodles, bubble wrap, resist material and other odds and sods.
Here is Jan starting to cover her resist with wool and the 2 halves of her hat finished and ready to put together.
Here is another student who decided to do a pill box hat in cow print.
This is a red and white hat with a few embellishments to help it not look so Christmasy.
Getting the wool wet using a ball browser. It is a bonsai watering tool that felters are using now. It sprinkles the water just where you need it.
Sorry no pictures of the felting everyone was to busy to take pictures. They did some rubbing and then some rolling then some kneading and throwing.
This is Jan’s hat ready to do some shaping.
The 2 pieces of the cow hat are ready to sew together once they are dry. The sides are a bit floppy with being wet.
Jan modeling her hat form 2 sides. She did more shaping and ended up twisting the tale and inserting inside the brim.
and now the red and white hat
And last but not least is the picture of my student from last Saturday wearing their hats
Everyone had a good time and ended up with a hat that fit them in a style they wanted. Whenever I here someone saying their head is small or large of too round or flat or whatever I always say well come to a class and make a hat tat fits you. The best hat block you have is your own head. So give it a try on your own or in a class make the hat of your dreams.
11 thoughts on “Hat Making Class”
Hi! They look wonderful! How do I get on your mailing list so I can see when the classes are being held? Many Thanks! Debbe
thank you Debbe. They are in the process of making up the new schedule at the Ottawa Valley Weaver and Spinners Guild. http://www.ovwsg.com. I also have a website http://www.shepherdsspringfarm.ca. I will put it up there. I also do classes if outside of the guild if there is a group that would like one.
They all look quite happy with their hats Ann! Great job and I agree, making your hat is much better because it can be just what you want.
Thanks Ruth. I really enjoy teaching.
I take my hat off to you (forgive the pun – couldn’t resist) because it takes a lot of skill, confidence and organisation to run a successful class. And what a success – those hats are lovely!
Thanks Lyn. the first few times are the hardest but after that you have your notes and you you’ve done it before. It makes a big difference that the people want to be there and are there to learn not like a regular school class of kids.
They look great, Ann 🙂
I really should try it, I love hats and always worry I’ll lose my favourite one 🙂
Greats hats Ann, wish i could pop on over and take a class with you 🙂
That would be great. A long ay to pop though.
Except for knitting toques from my hand spun yarn, I never ventured into felting a hat. This is something I hope to get around to make when I get some time.
Its lots of fun andyou controle the proses all the way along. give it a try much faster then spinning the yarn and knitting it up and then felting it.