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.