The price for this four-week course is £50 GBP (approx. $66 US, $85 Canadian, €56, $88 AUD, $97 NZ) and the number of places will be limited to 30 students. Please see the schedule below for the 2020 course schedule. To register for the course, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page during open registration. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the next class, please fill out the contact us form with the class name and date in which you are interested.
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. Although this module is technically week 1, I will send it out on receipt of payment so you have as much time as possible to make or buy a hat block if you don’t already have one.
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. I will also describe how I blend colours and make the “silk stripes” used on some of my hats.
In week 3 we will make a super-cute snail hat. This tutorial is a must for anyone who hates rolling! I will provide my template for you to enlarge to your hat size. I 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, I 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, I am very happy to help you design your own hat using this method. The possibilities are almost endless!
Click on the link above for a PDF materials and supply list for the class.
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. If you have any questions about this course please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a Paypal invoice from Teri Hodgson. The price for this four-week course is £50 GBP (approx. $66 US, $85 Canadian, €56, $88 AUD, $97 NZ) and the number of places will be limited to 30 students.
2020 Class Schedule
Extra class date!
Registration for this class will open on 3 April 2020
The hat block tutorial will be waiting for you to download as soon as you register and the first felting tutorial will be posted on April 16th, with another tutorial posted in each of the following 2 weeks. The class forum will remain open for you to share your work and ask questions until 7th June 2020.
A second class will still run in July / August as originally planned. Registration for that class will open on 2 July 2020.
First felting tutorial posted on 16 July 2020 with another tutorial posted in each of the following 2 weeks. The class forum will remain open for you to share your work and ask questions until 27 Aug 2020.
Dates subject to change without notice.
To sign up for this class, please fill out the contact form below.
Registration for this course is now closed. If you would like to be notified of the next open registration, please fill out the contact us form here with the name of the class in the comments section.