Bohemian double-sided reversible cap

8 hours long online course with Judit Pócs, on Saturday, the 19th of February, from 5 pm to 1am of the 20th of February (CET)

During this workshop, we’re going to make a lightweight cap that works well for almost everyone and is bohemian enough to be worn on weekdays. It’s a double-sided, reversible design that fits in a small space, making it convenient for travel as well. The basic template can be varied as required, longer or shorter, wider or narrower shapes can be created.

The lightness of the cap is given by the pierced pattern. Pongé 05 silk covers the wool on both sides, inside and out, so we can achieve two color effects at the same time, so a hat can be worn in two ways.

In fact, it’s a pierced, nunofelted light but warm headdress. A hat block is not absolutely necessary, because after fulling you can easily shape the hat on your own head.

You can achieve the finest effect with 16 Micron wool, but if it’s not at hand, 18 Micron wool will also do. Get ready for a relaxed, meditative workflow.

I recommend this course for beginners and advanced alike.

What will you learn?

Besides the basic felting techniques and using and blending of colors I will show you how to cover a curved shape with silk fabric so that silk is placed on both sides of the cap in and out.

You can learn how to achieve a loose, pierced nuno-felted surface with the help of the right fulling method. The goal is to get a lightweight but strong felt.

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

The price of the workshop is 150 EUR,
which covers the followings:

  • 8 hours long online felting live workshop on the 19th (Saturday) of February 2022 from 5pm to 1am of the 20th (Central Europien 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 3 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.
  • 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

  • Two pieces of bubble wrap to turn the cap over, 90 x 100 cm each (36 x 40 inches)
  • Bubble wrap for the template: 80 x 70 cm (32 x 28 inches)
  • Bubble wrap for rolling: 90 x 150 cm (36 x 60 inches)
  • Bubble wrap for rubbing (25 x 30 cm), (10 x 12 inches)
  • Foam tube for rolling: minimum 80 cm long and 5-6 cm in diameter, (minimum 32 inches long and between 2-2,5 inches in diameter)
  • Two pieces of different colored Pongé 05 silk fabric, 80 x 130 cm per piece (32 x 52 inches)
  • One silk strip (Pongé 05) for the hem is 3 cm wide and 120 cm long (1,2 x 48 inches) optional
  • Fine Australian Merino Wool in Roving (Wool top), (Micron 16-18) a total of about 50 grams.
  • A mesh for covering the cap during the massage.: 85 x 70 cm (34 x 28 inches)
  • One piece of cotton cloth for rolling: 75 x 110 cm (30 x 44 inches)
  • Synthetic kitchen cloth to absorb the water
  • Towel for hand wiping
  • Water spray
  • Spray
  • Liquid soap
  • Hand soap
  • Bowl for water
  • Hat block, but not absolutely necessary for this model
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Tape measure
  • Sharpe scissors
  • Ruler
  • Plier
  • Permanent marker
  • Kitchen scale

The finished hat is 70-80 g depending on the size and style.
Wool usage depending on size and style: 35-45 g.