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This is a RESERVED listing for Amanda.
The octopus hat will be made upon order and will be similar to the one pictured, but without the veil and a bit more like a beanie hat in form. It will still be detailed like the one in the photos. It will be completed in two weeks time from the date of my return to the states on November 1st, or two weeks from the date of purchase should that be later than Nov 1.





My main objectives are reviving the everyday wear of exquisite hats and elevating their artistic merit. I make sculptural yet wearable needle-felted hats which appear both as abstract forms and figurative creatures. The animal forms contribute to the sculptural quality of the hats and transform them from accessories into art pieces that evoke feelings of timelessness, whimsy and the bizarre. Inspiration for these singular creations comes from synthesizing research of vintage hats, couture hats, visual art, and animals. The goal of this series is to redefine the boundary between fashion and art and to push the needle-felting process beyond “craft” into the realm of fine art.

This octopus hat was formed using the needle felting process in which you stab loose wool repeatedly with a barbed needle until in mattes together into solid felt. Patterns, colors, and other details are then felted on in the same manner. This is a labor-intensive process, so hours of work will go into making this hat. Genuine pearls were sewn on in place of suction cups, glass eyes were attached to heighten his realism.

RESERVED for AMANDA Octopus Hat-- Needle Felted Wool -- with real pearls, and glass eyes

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, felt, needlefelted, pearls, glass, thread, crochet, sewn, purple, black, gold, white, blue
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 38 reviews
  • Favorited by: 350 people