Fabulous Felted and Nuno-felted Hats – Nov 2023


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Instructor: Dawn Edwards
Location: Dunwoody North Shallowford Annex, 4470 N Shallowford Rd, Room 105, Atlanta, GA 30338.
Dates: November 11-12, 2023, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Days: Saturday, Sunday
Supplies: Please see tabs below for detailed lists of supplies.  Some supplies will be provided as part of the workshop fee.
Level: Suitable for all levels
Number of students: 8 – 12
Note: We will be rolling our felt, which requires some physical exertion. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. We will felt from 10 to 4:30 with a break for lunch. Please consider bringing a sandwich, or we can bring in lunches from a local restaurant.


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SKU: WKSP-2023-NOV Category:


Create and embellish one (and possibly two) beautiful hats with felt artist Dawn Edwards, just in time for cold weather! Dawn loves making hats, and likes to think of them as wearable works of art. During this 2-day workshop, there will be ample time for experimentation and inspiration using wet-felting techniques; that is, using just your hands, imagination, and a little soap and water. You will see her beautiful examples, choose from among many hat styles, and design your creation(s) using both open and closed resists (some using multiple resists), with focus on techniques, patterns, and concepts. Hats will be created using Merino wool tops, with the option of incorporating lightweight silk fabrics for nuno-felting. You will love the artistic possibilities, with functionality as an added bonus. For those weavers who are making apparel with their handwovens, why not make a matching hat? Dawn will also advise and assist with hat embellishments…such as transforming Merino wool into beautiful felt flowers. The possibilities are endless.

Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan who expresses her love of color, texture, and beauty in everyday life through felt. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions including Fiber Art Now’s “Fiber Transformed” and the 2021 “Reconnect” from the International Feltmakers Association; books including Ellen Bakker’s book Worldwide Colours of Felt, and magazines including Felt, Felt Matters, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, and Felt Fashion. Dawn is also a member of the Signature Artists’ Cooperative in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the co-coordinator of FeltUnited which unites felt makers from around the world, and she teaches extensively within the US and internationally. See her gallery at her website: Feltsoright.com.

Please review the tabs for materials and supplies needed for this workshop.

Student Required Materials & Supplies

  • Merino wool top/roving for up to 2 hats. Hats range in weight between 2.5 oz to 6 oz.
  • Optional embellishments: e.g lightweight silk fabric (chiffon, etc) for nuno-felted hats, silk fibers, silk hankies, beaded silk, cool buttons, brooches, feathers.
  • If you need wool and embellishing materials, LIVING FELT is a great resource
    and they have set up a special page for this workshop:
  • 3 old bath-sized towels
  • A large plastic bucket for water
  • A small bottle of basic Dawn dish soap, or your favorite felting soap
  • Very sharp, pointy scissors for cutting into felt (Fiskars are great)
  • Sewing needle, thread, tape measure, and stainless-steel straight pins
  • Long strips of old t-shirt material or stockings to secure your hat bundle during the rolling process
  • Waterproof apron, if desired
  • Notebook, pen and Sharpie marker

Student Optional Supplies

  • A wood hat block in your head size (just a simple crown block), covered in plastic cling wrap or plastic bag to keep it dry (we will provide a mannequin head in lieu of hat blocks)
  • A ball-brause-sprinkler (we will have some on hand)

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