Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dark Brown Felt Hat

This hat I used natural dark brown fleece from South Australia and a little courser than I use for most of my hats being 18 micron Merino, but I like a change and each fibre gives a different result.
I made this hat using the larger size resist and therefor a larger crown and brim.
I added embellishments of green/brown silk and two commercial yarns in those tonings to give it texture.
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Sapphire Blue Felt Hat

Wide Brim with embellishments of Silk, Rayon & commercial yarn are a feature of this Hand Felted Hat.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Erupting Volcano Felt Hat

Earth ,Water, Wind, Fire is the theme for this years Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2011. I am entering this in the competition and see if I have any luck but after being up at Alice Springs a couple of years back and seeing the competition entries I havent much luck, but I would be happy to sell it.
If have just finished this hat and have packed it away with other beanies and spun wool yarns.
I used pre dyed merino fleece and tussah silk and angelina (glitter) for embellishement.
It would fit a large size head but probably worn at a party or for a Fun event.

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Alpaca Suri Beanie

An earlier post shows me carding alpaca suri very dark reddish chocolate brown.
It wasn't long before I spun it up and knitted this beanie. I found this scorpian in a shop so sewed it on. Rather gruesome.

Below is the other alpaca I spun up and knitted a soft beret type beanie.
It looks like I have a strip of darker colour alpaca but it just happened that way

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