The more I've been working in the studio, the more I WANT to work, especially with color. I got a bit daring today with felting a hat from some orange merino wool and embellishing it with the hand-dyed yarn and fiber I had left over from the project at this post. I wasn't so sure that it wouldn't be extremely tacky, but I do like the way it turned out!
Perhaps not just anyone could pull off wearing these colors, but my hats always seem to find "their" person. I plan to list this on Etsy, so you can check it out there if you think you may be "that" person!
Since I've been learning to sew, I've found that giving the hats a stitched edge adds a bit of professionalism, and it does help protect the brim a bit.
I haven't done a lot of felting with merino, which is one of the most popular fibers for hand felting. While it was lovely and soft to work with, I truly didn't find that it felts any faster than alpaca, so don't be misled by the fallacy that alpaca doesn't felt well. Move over, Merino... alpaca is here!
On another note, be sure to check out our farm visitor that we had today, over at our Seldom Scene Farm blog. Pin It Now!