Hat with folded ornament Online Workshop

2 times 4 hours long online course with Judit Pócs, on Saturday and Sunday, the
25th and 26th of February, both days from 5pm to 9pm (Central European Time)

4 + 4 hours live sessions

Come and join me on a journey into the colorful world of Hats.

In this course we will make a classic asymmetrical hat reminiscent of the 1920s.
One side of the hat is made exciting by a protruding, folded geometric shape.
I will show you different templates to achieve different shapes. Many variations can
be made as desired.
You can play with the colors on this ornament, which will pop out nicely from the
basic color of the hat.
You can achieve the finest effect with 16 Micron wool, but if it’s not at hand, 19
Micron wool will also do.
I recommend this course for beginners and advanced alike.

What will you learn?

Besides the basics You will learn some special techniques during this workshop:
  •  the basics of hat design
  •  how to draw and enlarge a hat template
  •  application of a hollow folded form as a decorative element
  •  basic felting techniques
  •  color design and blending
  •  the right fulling method
  •  hat shaping

How much does it cost and what is included in the price?

The price of the workshop is 150 EUR, which covers the followings:
  • 2 times 4 hours long online felting live course with Judit Pócs, on Saturday and Sunday, the 25th and 26th of February, both days from 5pm to 9pm (Central European Time) in English, when I will guide you through the process, step by step.
  • You can follow the course with the help of ZOOM app, which you can download for free to both desktop and smartphone.
  • You will have an access to the workshop’s recorded material, which will be available for 5 months after the live workshop.
  • Access to a live consultation in Zoom, where you can ask questions and share your works with others if you like.
  • Access to a Facebook group where you can share your ideas or results with other workshop participants.
  • Some days before the live session you will receive the templates and a printable step-by-step PDF instruction about the project.

List of materials and tools

The weight of my Hat with one ornament is 100 g.
  • Fine Australian Merino Wool in Roving (Wool top), (Micron 16-19) a total of about 150 grams. You will need 8-9 different shades. There is a german company: Filzrausch, they have got beautiful shades of 16 Micron merino wool. Here is the link.  Wollknoll has nice shades of 19 Micron Merino wool: link 
  •  IKEA Mat Variera (with dots) it’s not an obligation, but might be practical to work on
  •  Two pieces of bubble wrap to turn the hat over, 60 x 100 cm each (24 x 40 inches)
  •  Bubble wrap for the template: 50 x 100 cm (20 x 40 inches)
  •  Bubble wrap for rolling: 100 x 160 cm (40 x 63 inches)
  •  Bubble wrap for rubbing (25 x 30 cm), (10 x 12 inches)
  •  Foam tube for rolling: 100 cm long and 5-6 cm in diameter, (40 inches long and between 2-2,5 inches in diameter)
  •  A mesh for covering the hat during the massage.: 50 x 100 cm (20 x 40 inches)
  •  One piece of cotton cloth for rolling: 100 x 150 cm (40 x 60 inches)
  • Synthetic kitchen cloth to absorb the water
  •  Towel for hand wiping
  •  Water spray
  •  Spray
  •  Liquid soap
  •  Hand soap
  •  Bowl for water
  •  Hat block in your size
  •  Pins
  •  Tape measure
  •  Sharpe scissors 
  •  Rulers
  •  Pliers
  •  Permanent marker
  •  Kitchen scale with a basket
  •  Chopsticks and wooden sticks of different sizes, with which we can reach between the folds
  •  You may also need some hemp cord
  •  Wooden tools for felting, like wooden mouse and other tools to work on the brim and the edges
  •  Starch to harden the hat and a brush. This is not absolutely necessary, but I will show you how to harden the hats. You can also buy a ready-made felt hat stiffeners or make your own from corn starch.