Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Printed little cards!

Theese are so lovely. I like the small squares. I like that they can be seen. Some of them are silk scarves I have painted in the past, others are drawings or other works. They are available for purchase in my shop. Click on them to go and buy some!

buy some cards 
 buy some cards

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Felt hats on the flat

Process pictures of making felt hats on the flat instead of using the big mould.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Natural dyes

Colours achieved with natural dyes. I used pomegranate skin for the ocre yellow, onion skin for the oranges and indigo for blues and greens (over the yellow).

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Adding spirals

I sewed these hats from felt I had already made using my kufi hat patterns. Then I stitched a piece of wool on and made it spiral around.

Unfinished felt hats.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Rounded kufi hats

These ones are rounded tops with no points. I have developped three slightly different patterns according to demands.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Six piece extra pointy!

Some one asked me if I could make a more pointy version of my kufi hats, so here it is. I just added an extra centimetre in hight to my six piece slightly pointy pattern. The one on the left features my hand dyed batik fabric.

Six piece slightly pointy

Trying to make that vertex a bit easier with a six piece pattern.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Four piece variation

I made this variation of the eight piece hat because it makes sewing the top easier. I combined the top straight bit of two pieces, reducing to a four piece pattern. The cons is that there is more fabric waste when cutting the pieces and the bottom rim can't allways be on grain. I used some of my hand dyed batik fabric for theese two hats.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Eight piece, slightly pointed kufi hat.

This slightly pointed hat is very nicely fitting on a variety of heads. It's made from an eight piece pattern, winch has evolved to find the perfect shape and fit. Although, depending on the fabric, the eight part vertex can sometimes make it quite laborious or difficult to sew. 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

On the big mould

Anyone who has ever felted will know how much felt shrinks. This means if I want to make a normal size hat I have to start off making it about three times bigger! So, I made a really big mould to start my hats off. And here it is covered with wool.

When it holds enough together I remove it from the big mould and continue felting without a mould. When I finish felting I put it on the real size mould to give it the final shape and size.