The price for this four-week course is $100 NZ (approx. £50 GBP $70 US, $87 Canadian, €59, $93 AUD) and the number of places will be limited to 30 students. Please see below for the current course dates. To register your interest in this course or 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 six-week, hat making course will start with a walk 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 before the felting fun begins!
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 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 required materials 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.
2021 Class Schedule
Registration for the next class will open on Aug 4th 2021
The first tutorial will be posted on Aug 19th 2021, 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 Sep 19th 2021.
Dates subject to change without notice.
To sign up for this class, please fill out the contact form below.
If you would like to receive an email reminder just before registration opens, please fill out the contact us form here please add “hat class” in the comments section.
Registration for this course is now closed for the August 2021 session. 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.