This is just a quick post to show off two new hats I completed this week. I have a load of purple on the brain as I have a custom order and I am doing 2-3 different styles and the customer will choose their favourite. So far, they are totally different!
The first one is hand-dyed Merino with dark purple Gotland curls on the brim. I carefully stitched the brim up and added grape-like clusters of purple glass seed beads.
The second hat I resist-felted and was trying to
develop the pattern into a cute style I saw online.
The side tail was supposed to collapse inward into a swirl on the side of the hat, but the tail is too long, so must adjust the pattern and have another try at it. I do like the tail, however, and I over dyed the hat which came out quite dark purple with hints of pink where the silk threads peek through. There are also pieces of silk habotai and Wensleydale curls felted in, but it so dark that its hard to see them by camera. I think I might do a sprinkling of beads on the tail...
Meanwhile, it's time to get myself ready to head back into the studio. Lots to do!