Teri Berry is offering a summer session of her popular hat class “Felted Concertina Hats” which will begin on July 20th. Registration will officially open on June 22nd. If you would like to be first in line for the class, please fill out our contact us form with your pertinent information and the name of the class in the comments section.
This four-week, hat making course will initially guide you through the different options for hat blocks (from DIY to the extravagant!) and choosing one to fit. Week 2 will focus on making a stylish or quirky concertina hat and will include guidance on how to create a resist for your head size, how to add a felted “pig tail”, creating a brim and forming sharp folds that remain in place. Teri will also describe how she blends colours and make the “silk stripes” used on some of her hats.
In week 3 we will make a super-cute snail hat. This tutorial is a must for anyone who hates rolling! Teri will provide her template for you to enlarge to your hat size. She will then go on to explain how to make the eyes on stalks and securely attach them to the hat as well as well as how to create the shell and shape snail’s foot to form a brim for your hat.
Week 4 will be an opportunity to catch up or make another hat, Teri will provide examples of other hats and their template designs that used the concertina method which you are welcome to copy or, if you prefer, she is very happy to help you design your own hat using this method. The possibilities are almost endless!
The content of this workshop is suitable for felters with some experience, you do not need to have made a hat before but if you are confident making felt pods, bowls, bags etc. over a resist you will be able to make these hats.
For detailed information and the materials list for the class, click here. If you would like to see testimonials from former students and the hats they created, take a look at the student gallery page. Remember that formal registration opens on June 22nd. But you can get on the list now by filling out our contact us form. Make sure you write Concertina Hat Class in the comments section. Don’t miss out on learning how to make these fun and creative hats.
For beginners, you can sign up anytime for our Wet Felting for Beginners class which has unlimited access.