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Wet Felting Fantasy Hats
15th February 2018 @ 9:00 am - 17th February 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Magical Millinery – Felting Fantasy Hats
3-days with Kate Koprowski of HandiCraftKate
This February spend three days on-location in beautiful Austin Texas delving into a felting workshop that will introduce you to the art of millenary.
The focus of this workshop will be the construction of three different types of fantasy hats through the use of resist felting.
Each of the three hats that students construct will require a specifically shaped resist to create a seamless and hollow 2-D hat “blank”. In order to transform the 2-D hat blank into a 3-D wearable fantasy hat sculpture the students will learn several different blocking techniques and approaches. This workshop will give students the basic felting techniques at the core of every 3-D project by covering: resist making, measuring, shaping, thinking in 2-D forms to create 3-D shapes, shaping and finishing. This is an intermediate level class-for those with some feltmaking experience. If you are a beginning feltmaker you may find this class challenging but not overwhelmingly so.”
Possible Project One “Pixie Hood”
Possible Project Two “Fantasy Fedora”
Possible Project Three “Witch Hat”