I’m still working on my Nomad rider piece although I’ve managed to seek a few landscape studies in as well. Trying to work on texture and detail. Portraying the felt saddle pad has been a blast although I’ll need to sleep on it and look again tomorrow with fresh, more critical eyes. Starting to work on the rider next then the background.
Hi, this is mostly photos. The technique is the exact same concept as making a boot, hat, or bag. Remember to allow for your hand being bigger then your wrist or you will felt it right onto your arm! The last one I did used 2.55 oz which was way too much and it ended up being cast like. This one used .55 oz and I’m sitting here wearing it while typing so it’s very supple and light while being soft, warm, and comfortable.
First make a pattern. Add for shrinkage. I typically add about 40% for the merino I use. I actually shaved this pattern down just a hair too much.
http://www.whiteoak.org/learning/furhat.htm Here’s a neat, succinct write up about how beaverfur hats were made.
Scythian Felt hat based on images of Scythian nomads of Central Asia.
Viking theme felt hanging made to exhibit at Scanfest 2007.