A Little Felted Flair for the Winter
Mary Ashmore created this wonderful, free spirited hat, and we think it will turn a few heads this winter!
Mary shares her technique, and says, “I wet felt a basic hood and then shape it on a plain hat block. I use sewing, needle felting, blocking, wire and anything else that may come to hand to create the shapes which I do free-form (wherever the felt takes me. This hat is a combination of merino and corriedale. I blend different types of wool and occasionally silk to produce felts with different properties.“
“I learned early on that Olive Oil soap is wonderful for felting and leaves the wool in great shape. I use your olive oil soap because it’s a good value and great quality, and I don’t just use it for feltmaking.“