Straw and Cotton Sun Hat to FedoraI don't have a ton of time, but it has been too long, and I am just so proud and happy with my hat making skills. I really appreciate my new friend and teacher Lee at www.hatstruck.com. If you want to learn Millinery or Hattery sign up for one of her classes. It is worth it. It is a lot of information for one day, so take it in two days like she suggests.
I like up-cycling and repurposing for the most part. So here are some of my latest finds and the end result.
Canvas Golf Hat to Fedora
|White had looked like brown hat when I started. Here it is stretched on to my home made hat block|
I have the idea to make my blocks a little shorter to see how the crown bashes with the shorter crown. I can always make them taller by adding some wood to the bottom when it's time to block the hat. I have a few more hats to block so I will keep you posted.
Go out and find something to keep you busy. I keep telling my friends that they spend too much time in their heads, swirling about things that happened yesterday, or things that may happen tomorrow, what he said, or what she said. Some drink to forget, or for inspiration or to hide. Fine hide, forget, what ever, but if you got nothing to show for it when your done you are wasting your damn time. Depression is something you feel. FEEL it! Express it! If you give in to it, you just sit around feeling sorry for yourself, then you are wasting valuable time! Find something to keep your Body, Mind and Spirit busy!