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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 went into making this unique hat. Genuine pearls were sewn on in place of suction cups, glass eyes were attached to heighten the realism, and an inky black veil that I hand crocheted out of thread was added to adorn the face.

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions or would like to commission me to make any other type of animal hat.

Enjoy!

RESERVED for ezilimissunderstood - Octopus Hat-- Needle Felted Wool -- with real pearls, glass eyes and hand crochetted thread veil

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, felt, needlefelted, pearls, glass, thread, crochet, sewn, purple, black, gold, white, blue
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
  • Feedback: 32 reviews
  • Favorited by: 361 people