After making vessels, hats were the next logical step to take. After all, a hat is a vessel for the head. Once you can make a vessel, you can pretty much make a hat. I started with a beret as it was supposed to be easy and the template is the same as for a vessel. I think I felted it too hard. I have made a total of 11 hats. Two of them are going to be made into bags and one will be made into a vessel. I will probably rework a couple of them. I have a couple of favorites, but I tend to wear the pink cloche with the flower brooch the most and it was the second one I made. I haven’t put any on Etsy yet as I have been a bit lazy on that front. I did one workshop and one online hat workshop.
As with the vessels, I have run out of room for storing hats. The next thing to make was scarves, especially as my husband made me a blending board and it is a good thing to make felting batts with.
I have made over 24 scarves (including neck warmers/cowls and shawls). So far I sold one nuno felted scarf. Scarves are very easy to store. Since I’ve upgraded my storage system for my wool, I have loads of plastic boxes for storage. I have made quite a few already this year and I don’t think I am ever going to stop making them. I need to finish off my shawls with yarns so they can be made into ponchos. I am still working on the online shawl course and have learned so much in a very short time.
I also made a pair of hand warmers for my daughter.
I shall be re-working the template on this one as I would like to make more. So, as you can see, I have been quite busy since I started in March 2019. As I work as a temp, my work is contract based. This year has not been so great on the temping front compared to other years, although I can’t complain too much. However, the down time has allowed me to make things and learn. The more you make, the better you get at things. So onward and upward.