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Painting on Felt

Started this discussion. Last reply by edith f Jul 28, 2016. 1 Reply

Hello fellow milliners,has anyone ever brush painted or spray painted on felt? I don´t mean to dye felt but to actually paint patterns on it or spray paint it using stencils. What kind of paint could…Continue

Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evelyne Wheeler May 15, 2016. 5 Replies

Hello everyone, I´m making long felt leaf shapes for a hat (which will probably be stiffened). I´m trying to figure out how one would press patterns into felt to give the leaves some veins. I guess…Continue

Hat elastic - avoid pulling of material

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susann Hinkel Jan 2, 2016. 2 Replies

Hello fellow milliners,I have a questions regarding hat elastic on felt hats. Quite often I face the following problem when I make a cap or a hat that needs hat elastic for secure fit: When I sew the…Continue

 

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edith f replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Painting on Felt
"I have! And I have used car spray paint and hand cut stencils to create pattern!  It lasts very well"
Jul 28, 2016
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt
"To answer your question Susi, needle felting is a dry method of felting using a special barbed needle for the job. It works because the yarn fibres become tangled into the other fibres near by. I bought my needles from a craft shop and they are made…"
May 15, 2016
Susann Hinkel replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt
"Ooooh, I´ll have to look that up! Sounds great! Thank you very much, Edith! Best wishes Susi"
May 14, 2016
edith f replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt
"Use fossshape to make the leaves and paint them with acrylic paint!  Great thing about Foss shape is that with hairdryer or steam it will make any shape you want!"
May 14, 2016
Susann Hinkel replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt
"Hello Evelyne,  Thank you so much for your reply and the ideas! I really appreciate it. I´m using Fur felt and have stitched veining on it before. It looked very sweet but is not what I´m looking for for this particular hat ;)…"
May 13, 2016
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt
"Hello Susi,what kind of felt are you using,wool or fur felt? If it is wool may be you could needle felt a line of a lighter shade of green yarn to represent the leaf vanes or for fur felt have you considered machine stitching the vanes in buttonhole…"
Apr 30, 2016
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Apr 25, 2016
Susann Hinkel replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Hat elastic - avoid pulling of material
"Hi Elaine, A happy New Year and a wonderful 2016 to you! Since I’m new on this platform I somehow missed your reply until now. Thank you for your help. The felt hats I usually have problems with are the ones that are not made to fit the head…"
Jan 2, 2016
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Hat elastic - avoid pulling of material

Hello fellow milliners,I have a questions regarding hat elastic on felt hats. Quite often I face the following problem when I make a cap or a hat that needs hat elastic for secure fit: When I sew the hat elastic to the insides of a felt hat, that I don’t want to stiffen too much, the moment I put the hat on you can see small dents on the outside from where the elastic is pulling the material. Obviously I’ve tried to make the elastic even longer/looser so that this doesn’t happen but that…See More
Dec 16, 2015
Elaine Mergard replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Hat elastic - avoid pulling of material
"Hi Susi, Are you lining the hat plus adding the Petersham head band? If the elastic goes into the headband it should not dimple the felt. Blocked felt hats usually fit so snugly & they do not require the hat elastic but can understand you may…"
Dec 14, 2015
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Hat elastic - avoid pulling of material

Hello fellow milliners,I have a questions regarding hat elastic on felt hats. Quite often I face the following problem when I make a cap or a hat that needs hat elastic for secure fit: When I sew the hat elastic to the insides of a felt hat, that I don’t want to stiffen too much, the moment I put the hat on you can see small dents on the outside from where the elastic is pulling the material. Obviously I’ve tried to make the elastic even longer/looser so that this doesn’t happen but that…See More
Dec 14, 2015

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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Susann. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

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