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Registration Opens for Teri Berry’s Felted Concertina Hat Class on June 22

Registration Opens for Teri Berry’s Felted Concertina Hat Class on June 22

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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Online Courses

Upcoming Online Courses

It’s hard to believe but we are coming to the end of 2016. I hope you all had a great year. We had a great bunch of online classes this year and we have a tentative schedule for 2017. The first class available is my Experimental Screen Printing class. It will begin January 6, 2016 and is $45. For more information and to sign up for the class, click here.

Screen Printed Felt Journals by Ruth Lane

These are a few journals that I created with screen printed felt. You can also check out what some of my students created in the last screen printing class. You can also use these screen printing techniques to decorate your own silk fabric for nuno felting.

Fish 1

There will also be a Felting Fantasy Fish course with Galina Titova in January but we already have more than 20 students on the waiting list for this course. If there are any open registrations available once the waiting list has a chance to register, I will open the class for other students to register. Galina plans on having two more sessions in 2017, one in March and one in September. If you’re interested in a future class, please fill out our contact us form with the class name and month in the comments box. Take a look at the fantastic fish created by students in her first class.

Felted Concertina Hat by Teri Berry

Teri Berry will be repeating her Concertina Hat class in 2017 in early spring, most likely April. If you’re interested in taking her hat class, please fill out our contact us form with the class name in the comments box. You can see some wonderful hats created by her students here. Teri just completed another hat class so the student page will be updated soon with new student hats. Teri is also creating a new course in felted bags. Watch this space for more details. She hopes to offer the class in February or March.

aa wet felting FOR BEGINNERS 3 PART COURSE

Our Wet Felting for Beginners course is always available. There is more information here and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page to register.

These courses would make a perfect holiday gift. Let your loved ones know that you’d like to take one of these online courses and we’ll get you signed up!

 

Winner of Free Class Spot and Announcing the Next Session of Concertina Hat Class

Winner of Free Class Spot and Announcing the Next Session of Concertina Hat Class

Fish 1

The registration for the Felting Fantasy Fish online course is closed but we do have one lucky winner of the free spot in the class. Using a random number generator to choose of from the comments left on the class announcement post, the winner is:

Robin G.

Congratulations Robin, I will contact you shortly with details about the class.

And the other great news is that Teri Berry is going to have another session of Felting Concertina Hats which will begin November 3rd. You can see more information about the class and sign up here. Also take a look at the hats created by her first class of students here. 

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 provide a useful technique that can be used to enlarge items of clothing that you would like to make in felt but need to allow for the shrinkage). 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!

Sign up for the November 3rd session here. 

 

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