Theresa Kramer
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  • Cincinnati, OH
  • United States

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Wool Felt Sizing
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Hello everybody!I've been struggling for awhile now with sizing for wool felt hats. I've used an aerosol, which was okay, but eventually the hats lose their shape. I've also used a gelatin solution,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Lee Marshall Oct 15, 2017.

 

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Helen Lee Marshall replied to Theresa Kramer's discussion Wool Felt Sizing
"You may want to reverse that recipe. Three parts stiffener and two parts water. I made a batch of stiffener using the above recipe and even after stiffening it twice the hat wasn't stiff enough to wire and trim."
Oct 15, 2017
Theresa Kramer replied to Theresa Kramer's discussion Wool Felt Sizing
"Thank you so much! This is a huge help. And,I really appreciate the photo.Lovely hat, btw."
Oct 15, 2017
Helen Lee Marshall replied to Theresa Kramer's discussion Wool Felt Sizing
"Lots of people work with a variety of stiffeners. I use "Aileen's Fabric Stiffener" It is available at JoAnn's fabric in the US. I don't  know if it's available anywhere else but I do know that JoAnn's…"
Sep 20, 2017
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"Thank you for the helpful feedback.We stuck with one background due to very limited time constraints, budget, etc., etc. But, I agree the black doesn't do much to enhance a few of the piecesI'm so glad you shared a link for me to look…"
Dec 30, 2015
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Lil' John

"Love this style"
Dec 29, 2015
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Winter Garden

"Nice "Fancy" hat.  I would wear it!"
Dec 29, 2015
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Gray Gardens

"Love the ants!"
Dec 29, 2015
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1950s-Style Felt Cocktail Hat

"Beautiful color and such a fun shape!"
Jun 21, 2015
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Mainstage

"Thank you so much! I really enjoyed making this one and hope to learn more about working with feathers."
Jun 18, 2015
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Mainstage

"This is Lovely!"
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Elaine Mergard said…

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