Magical Millinery - Felting Fantasy Hats
3-days with Kate Koprowski of HandiCraftKate Class Full, please call to join wait list.
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: Feb 15-17, 2018
Time: 9am- 4pm Thursday- Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
The shop is supplying all of the wool for making 3 amazing hats! (up to 8oz per hat)
Students will use Kate's preferred combination of Living Felt MC-1 Batting and Merino Top
spend three days on-location in beautiful Austin Texas delving into a felting
workshop that will introduce you to the art of millenary.
The focus of this
workshop will be the construction of three different types of fantasy hats
through the use of resist felting.
Each of the three hats that students
construct will require a specifically shaped resist to create a seamless and
hollow 2-D hat “blank”. In order to transform the 2-D hat blank into a 3-D
wearable fantasy hat sculpture the students will learn several different
blocking techniques and approaches. This workshop will give students the basic
felting techniques at the core of every 3-D project by covering: resist making,
measuring, shaping, thinking in 2-D forms to create 3-D shapes, shaping and
finishing. This is an intermediate level class-for those with some feltmaking
experience. If you are a beginning feltmaker you may find this class
challenging but not overwhelmingly so."
One "Pixie Hood"
Two "Fantasy Fedora"
Three "Witch Hat"
What to Bring:
- We will email you a handout for supplies list.
- Food/ Snacks --( Coffee, tea and some snacks provided -- we will order lunch)
- We have a refrigerator, toaster oven, and an awesome popcorn machine!
About the Instructor:
Kate Koprowski - Art has been apart of my life since I decided in 6th grade study-hall to illustrate a little book I wrote myself about unicorns. I have always loved fantasy, and it has always been the focal point for all my art.. I wandered away from art in my undergrad years, but rediscovered my love of it In grad school, and that's when I began felting. I think I was searching for the perfect blend of art and functionality. Wearable-Art just seemed so absolutely perfect. It wasn't until I combined my love of fantasy with my developing felting skills that I created my first Wizard Hat. I now am a full time artist and make hats for my lovely customers everyday. Who knew I had the magic in me all along.
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