|Giant Shetland wool beret|
End of April I received an order to felt another even bigger Shetland wool beret: 48cm in diameter! Wow, what a great challenge!
Last Autumn I had felted a light brown Shetland wool beret with 38cm in diameter as a commission for The Beret Project in New Zealand.
|The 38cm in diameter Shetland wool beret |
for "The Beret Project" in New Zealand.
I love Shetland wool and was feeling excited. The resist for this 48cm in diameter beret was 57cm in diameter, as there is a lot of shrinkage for a felted piece.
I then felted my biggest ever Shetland wool beret with 48cm in diameter! I layered out 3 layers of wool for each side and felted the beret with warm water, soap and friction.
|The first layer of wool|
|Lots of rubbing to help the fibers to interconnect.|
|Felted, but still 58cm wide!|
|The whole for the head|
|So, get it to shrink! Rolling, rolling, rollng!|
|It's done: 48cm and a sturdy, stiff fabric !|