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User Image sccpgh Posted: Feb 21, 2018 4:13 PM (UTC)

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sccpgh 22h ago
Don't miss fiber artist Julianne Gorman's (@felthappiness) workshop "Wet Felted Hats" with us this Saturday! With soft and colorful merino fiber, you can make the hat of your dreams under the guidance of an experienced artist. Create a hat that fits with the season or your mood or the city you are living in. The possibility is endless!

Only a couple spots left in Julianne workshop, so sign up today at contemporarycraft.org/education or see link in profile.

This photo is regram from @felthappiness . Pittsburgh colors and bridges inspired one of Juliane's 2017 collections.

#wearableart #fiber #feltedhat #handmade #handsonworkshop #art #craft #artforeveryday #felthappiness #pittsburgh #cityofbridges #merinowool
User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 21, 2018 2:49 AM (UTC)
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Nothing could be finer, than opening lovely parcels filled with wool. Some of these pretties are going to my Felted Hat Workshop this Saturday at The Society for Contemporary Craft.
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Incidentally, these colorful bumps of roving come from Outback Fibers. They have 18.5-micron Merino wool in a wide range of colors. They are super fast too! These were ordered and delivered last week. Also, they recently redesigned their website and its great! Do check them out...I'm not sponsored or anything. Really.
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#felthappiness #unboxing #boxesofdelight #unbox #unboxingvideo #roving @sccpgh
User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 17, 2018 1:50 AM (UTC)
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Oh! There's a bit of a story to Reason #6! .
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Not surprisingly, there are many mysteries of retail. One of them is when a potential customer seems to adore what you make...but, then they walk away. .
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Of course, there may be many reasons for this. You don't get to purchase everything that you adore, right?
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However, another craft fair vendor painted a comforting picture for when this happens -- "They have "Hearts Flying Out of Their Eyes." Somehow, having this Anime-type cartoon image helps.
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Does that make any sense? After all, if ♥️s fly out of your eyes when you put on a hat, then it must be kismet...even for a moment! .
57 Reasons to Wear a Hat!
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#felthappiness #57reasonswhy #wearahat #heartsflyingoutofmyeyes
User Image 0325joyee Posted: Feb 16, 2018 5:34 AM (UTC)

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On Monday I was a participant at Focus on Felting which was hosted by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. These amazing vessels are the work of Rae Gold @fleurdili1943
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To read and see other members' wet and needlefelted works, visit link in profile or http://www.felt-happiness.com/blog/
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#felthappiness #blogger #blogpost
User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 15, 2018 3:01 AM (UTC)

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I really like the term Galentine's! Not sure who invented* it, but they have done a good deed! .
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There are many folks who tend to feel down during the traditional romantic interpretation of the holiday. Do, let's tailor holidays to suit our lives!!
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*In writing this week's Newsletter, where Galentine's is mentioned, thought that I had better Google. It comes from a TV program, 'Parks and Recreation' which aired in 2010. Oddly, the holiday as an actual event only took off last year (probably due to hashtagging)! Long but interesting article here - https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/02/each-day-is-galentines-day/516408/
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User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 14, 2018 2:40 AM (UTC)

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Give the gift of soft and stylish warmth for your Gal-entine (or yourself). It won't melt on your hands, either ♥️
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I know that a shop update is overdue. Sooooon, this hat and many others will be shared at my Etsy shop....but perhaps not in time for Valentine's.
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User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 13, 2018 3:42 AM (UTC)

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A Valentine's themed throwback from 2013 or 2014. It was adopted during the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios. .
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My! Those were fun - kind of like doing a craft fair, but with the added draw that visitors get to peek at an artist's home. Noseyness can be a good thing!
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Plus, after closing hours, those doing open studios would all troop over to one of the artist's, for dinner and cake!
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User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 10, 2018 2:42 AM (UTC)
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Inner or outer? Hats add sparkle to your being!Reason #5 of 57 Reasons Why.
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To illustrate: I wear my bumpy blue hat to shovel snow because it keeps me cozy and adds inner bling to my heart. .
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Do you have a hat that adds sparkle to your life?
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#felthappiness #57reasonswhy #innersparkle
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PS: the sparkle font is called Galaxy - very fun!
User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 9, 2018 1:38 AM (UTC)

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Check out the new blog post which includes the Mint Green Mermaid's Top Hat that inspired @marykollardolls ' clever idea of collaboration -- handcrafted art dolls & felted hats, a happy relationship!
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http://www.felt-happiness.com/blog/
Or link in the profile (tell me if you find the Linktr.ee easy or odd).
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User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 8, 2018 4:04 AM (UTC)

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The purple-est hat of the most recent series. Not quite UltraViolet...more plummy.
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Interestingly, the rayon scarf was dyed back when I was at art school - truly an ancient accessory! Glad that I've managed to hold onto it!
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#feltedhat #feltedhats #hats #purplehat #pixiehat #cloche #feltedfashion #arthat #wearableart #50plusfashion #timelessstyle #ageisonlyanumber #fashionblogger #advancedstyle #wearwhatyoulove #creativityfound #pghcreative #Pittsburgh #risdtextiles #risd #artschool
User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 7, 2018 2:25 AM (UTC)
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So nice to receive this text message from Jen, who adopted this hat at Art in the Wilds, last summer! Glad that she's having happy opportunities to wear it!
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User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 6, 2018 3:37 AM (UTC)

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As a creative person, I admire many other makers. Way back in August, @marykollardolls and I chatted about collaborating. .
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She creates beautiful sewn bunny dolls which have lots of loving details - from their noses to their toes! So, she mailed me a few unfinished heads to base my measurements on, AND lots of gorgeous completed dolls which you can spy in this video.
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Thank you, Mary for your talents and patience! It was a pleasure working with you!!!
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#felthappiness #collaboration #collaborativework
#marykollardolls
User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 3, 2018 2:11 AM (UTC)

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There are many reasons to wear a hat. One of my favorite is peacefulness. .
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While peace can be applied to worldly events, it can also be adopted for individuals. Think of a hat as a modified security blanket.
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Wearing a soft, warm hat helps give me a sense of calm and peace.
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How do you find this feeling?
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#felthappiness #57reasonswhy #57varieties
User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 2, 2018 1:03 AM (UTC)
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A photo from today's newsletter - January's hats. The purple one still needs it's threads buried and it's head band to be sewn inside.
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Also in the newsletter is some behind the scenes prep for the upcoming Felted Hat Workshop at Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh. .
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If you want to create your own art hat on February 24th, register online - http://contemporarycraft.org/education/
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#felthappiness #learnsomethingnew
User Image felthappiness Posted: Feb 1, 2018 2:13 AM (UTC)

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Happily, a bright day outside illuminates this purple hat better. It's the same one that I shared via video the other day. .
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The colors and textures are clearer don't you agree? (I used the 'real' camera and a remote - it gets easier with practice).
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User Image felthappiness Posted: Jan 31, 2018 2:27 AM (UTC)
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A large box filled with....Can you guess? It's not chocolate....
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They're polyurethane hat blocks from Frank's Cane and Rush Supply. All part of the preparations for my Felted Hat Workshop on February 24th at the Society for Contemporary Craft. I'm excited to try these!
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Learn more about the workshop via link in profile or http://contemporarycraft.org/education/
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#felthappiness #learnsomethingnew
#makeityourself #woolmagic
User Image felthappiness Posted: Jan 30, 2018 3:06 AM (UTC)

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More purple-y hat explorations: the most recent one 'knows her front from her back' so no need to wonder which way it goes. .
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That being said, there are no rules to how you wear your hat, here!
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User Image felthappiness Posted: Jan 27, 2018 2:14 AM (UTC)
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Reason # 3 was the most requested of the Reasons to Wear hats. What shall it be next Friday? .
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By the by, I did have absolutely wild-sticky-out hair, but editing the background proved digitally hazardous to my hair ✂️
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#felthappiness #57reasonswhy #57varieties #wearahat
User Image felthappiness Posted: Jan 26, 2018 12:53 AM (UTC)

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One hat shown in four views. There's a yellow-colored clover clip that you can see rotating about. Which 'front' do you prefer?
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To read more about this orbiting hat, subscribe to the newsletter or click the link. Then, scroll down to read most recent Jottings - http://www.felt-happiness.com/subscribe/
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#felthappiness #jointhejottings