Forest Witch Hat … Feathers Made of Wool
I made a hat using my friend Jenn’s gorgeous undyed Shetland roving. I started the hat shape by needle felting then moved onto wet felting.
The hat will keep me warm while I walk in the woods this winter, enjoying the magic that’s present when few humans venture out into the cold.
Jenn sells the roving at a great price. Go to her Yum Queen Facebook page and message her for info: https://www.facebook.com/theyumqueen/
I sculpted four feathers from her wool, using other wools to draw lines to make the pieces look more feather-like. Jenn’s natural wool gives an earthy look. I also blended her wool with another color for the feathers’ “down.”
Three feathers are large. I put one on the hat and sent another to a friend. The third is waiting til I figure out who it belongs to.
The fourth feather is tiny. Note the quarter next to it in the photograph for scale. You can see I beaded the end of the “quill” with bone-colored seed beads. I attached the “feather” to a barrette so I can wear it in my hair.
really like the feathers – the one on the hat reminds me of one I have at home. A wonderful feather from some hawk in my neighbourhood.
(one my cat is not allowed to play with)
Michaela, I appreciate your remark about the feathers because it took me a while to sculpt them from wool, and I wasn’t sure if they turned out well or not. Thanks! By the way, even though my feathers are made of wool, my kitty still tries to play with them. Argh!
Wowzers I had not spotted this hat! Such a lovely, soft, cat-grey color <3
Wow, thanks so much, Kathy! It’s the same wool as the vessel you commented on.
So beautiful! I love the hat and the feathers.
Thanks, Jenn. I love yr wool, IT is beautiful.