This months obsession: hats. I'm walking, talking and making hats all day now.
Allow me to introduce you this weeks efforts...
Rescued-from-the-side-of-the-road-hat. It looked like a ball of dirty felt when I found it. I cleaned and restored it and added a Boy Scout Leader vintage leather band (also found). Completely Indiana Jones now. Judging by the oily crease at the front, this hat has seen some serious wear.
Remake-hat-project: Daggy-thrift-store wool felt hat I re-blocked (which is to reshape a hat with steam and wooden hat block).
I also reduced the brim and added a coffee-stained silk ribbon band.
Thrift store straw hat before.
And after being reshaped and found nylon cord band in place. Denise calls it my 'Brokeback hat'.
Although done last year, I should include this one here too- a nod to Rihnhart Plank. An old fedora with a reduced brim and destroyed crown. I used a blow torch and soldering iron. That's another Boy Scout hat band too.
Oh dear...need more room already!
Then there is the sewn hats to sell....
Wool newsboy cap.
Denim off-cut flat(or Ivy/Bocce/Dai/Golf) caps.
Combat canvas caps too...
Next week I will actually be making the felt to make a hat with- wet felting. It should be fun as I have never felted before. I did say it was an obsession!
How is your obsession?