Creating gnomes, dwarfs and other nature related beings from natural sheep’s wool fibres can be really fascinating and enjoyable. During the process of felting from fluffy wool into a firm sculptured shape the little being becomes more and more individual and eventually – with a pair of eyes looking at you – becomes a kind of person, a being, a character in it’s own way.
I love to felt berets in different colours and sizes.
This is my latest addition to the range of felted berets I’ve made.
Here I used turquoise merino wool in 4 very fine layers for every side, felted around a template.
This very light beret weighs just 52 gramm. It is very comfortable to wear: soft, light and warm.
The beautiful big Shetland wool beret below, with 40cm diameter was one of two berets made for stilts walkers in England.
In the last few years I have felted different sized berets. Most of them I made as customised orders. Customers from different parts of the world e.g. New Zealand, Continue reading The fun of felt berets