Juliane Gorman

Juliane Gorman

@felthappiness

⚫Maker of fantastical & practical felted hats. ⚫Try one on & feel happier! ⚫Visit Shop & see PGH Bridge Series or order your own hat⬇️ . . .
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Juliane Gorman

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Keeping supplies isn't a sign of being a hoarder, is it? . . I've had this grey batting style Merino for ages. Was on a quest for a grey that wasn't tinged with blue and fiberartist, Galina @galafelt kindly recommended German supplier, Wollknoll. The color is perfect,, but I'm much more familiar with roving wool to layer color. Hence, I still have it. One day.... One day... . . My felting colleague @artrolinka was curious to see what batting looked like. Not sure if this is typical. Got it when I lived in the UK, so it's at least 3 years old! . . Swipe to the side to see the cover and title page of the exhibition catalog for "Blue" -- a special request from artist @kimberlymzamlich . . . felthappiness

4 Hours ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Here's a peek inside the catalogue​ for "BLUE." It's an honor for my hat to be included among the many fine arts pieces. . . Many thanks to @lzstudios for the photography of the Ice Cave Hat. It really makes a difference having the hat beautifully photographed. Also, thanks to Liz of @lifesimplr for bringing the hat to life! Lastly, thanks to Jeanette Lofstrand McCabe and Coleen Rush for organizing the exhibition for the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Am sure that I'm forgetting someone, but this isn't an awards ceremony on television 🤣 . . . . felthappiness

2 Days ago
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Tried to film the very tall blue/black Lourdes hat so you could see the flashing blue lights. While my eyes can see the hat-a-twinkling, the phone cannot.. So, that's why there's a fancy-dancy flashlight! Sadly, didn't manage to film any friendly fireflies. But, you can imagine them ✨ . . . . felthappiness

3 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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The 'Ice Cave' hat is part of a group exhibition -- 'Blue' at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, which runs through October 29th. The wall piece in between the hats is 'Red Dot on Blue,' by friend and colleague Jill Valenzuela - @fiberlady55 . . By the by, the tall hat that I'm wearing is not part of the show. But, an art opening seems like the perfect occasion for this unusual blue and black hat. . . felthappiness

5 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Not quite a throwback. But I forgot to share the inside of this hood with you. It's reversible... although it"s a challenge to get all of the long liripipe reversed. Such is such. It's still a cutie and it's available at http://FeltHappiness.etsy.com

7 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Tah dah! My sewing/engineering solution in a video. Hopefully, it is an elegant one. What do you think? . . . felthappiness

8 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Here's the four-view of the Steelers (or Pirates) Wizard Hat. . . As per customer request, am making a detachable felted oval for her to pin on team brooches. Think that I will use tiny black buttons as they have more elegance, compared to snaps or Velcro. . . What do you think? Sewing Engineering Suggestions Welcome 😆 . . felthappiness

9 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Decided that the corkscrews on the Steelers Wizard needed stiffening as I was afraid that they might become droopy in wet weather. So, used millinery stiffener called Hydrolac which you set with steam. Only one layer needed! . . . . felthappiness

10 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Shall we title this one "Portrait of milliner with yellow and black hat and frozen sweet corn"? While we had delish local corn yesterday, this frozen stuff is helping (when I remember to sit down). . . Also, am almost done with this custom, themed Wizard hat. DM me if you're interested in having a cozy, yet crazy hat in Your Team's colors.🏈 . . . . felthappines

11 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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All the recent lovely images from the Jane Austen Festival in July reminds me of this hat. I made it while living in the UK. My family and I miss the windy North Norfolk coast, where you need to hold on to your hat. Sheringham was one of our favorite destinations, as we could take the train, eat Ronaldo"s ice cream and have great fish and chips. . . . Missing the past now that it's summer and am landlocked in Pennsylvania. How do you define homesickness? Where do you miss? . . . . felthappiness whatishome howdoesitshapeus homesickness memories❤

14 Days ago
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Spinning round and around on a beautiful day. By the by, the bridge thingies that are vertical are called towers. Learn something every day when making hats. . . . felthappiness roundandaround

15 Days ago
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Here's the slo-mo viewing of the beret that I shared earlier. Figured that you'd want to see all the angles, as you might be wondering what's on top. Right? What do you see? . . . . felthappiness pghbridgeseries yinyang

16 Days ago
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This black and gold hat was the first of the series and is, as you can see, much more abstract in its Bridge theme. . . . It's really thick and wouldn't shrink down enough. And I tried and tried. So, some careful 'editing' and imagination was needed for a fix - cut, adjust and sew! Definitely a case of trying something different. Have you ever had this happen? . . Is it me, or does this hat remind you of hat of Jane Seymour, the wife of Henry the 8th??? . . . felthappiness

17 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

@felthappiness


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This one is ~not~ actually a bridge hat. It's a custom order for a client who saw the hairy gnome hat and the bridge hats and then wondered if it could be magicked into an awesome Steelers themed hat. Of course!! It will keep her warm this autumn! . . . Note: was short a skewer so had to use a long handled brush. Kitchen ingenuity is important for feltmakers... . . . felthappin

19 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Bet that you didn't expect it: another unisex hat with a bridge on it. Sorry to be so predictable, but it's good to explore all the angles of a subject. Don't you find this so? . . . This stylized fedora has a single bridge - a tied arch style construction.Visit my shop to see more pics -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/5 ing/532651448/unisex-fedora-in ra-in-black-and-gold-merino .

20 Days ago
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Here we are on the Roberto Clemente Bridge -- not literally, but with an abstracted picture of it. However, wool resists photorealism, at least in my hands. Moreover, this beret was initially quite confused as the bridge looked to be upside down. Had to shape the hat so that wasn't happening. No one wants vertigo from looking at a hat. Right? . . Which is your favorite angle? . . felthappiness

21 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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This big ole hat is the tallest of my Bridge series. Had a challenging time describing it for my Etsy listings. What do you think? Should I switch in 'Mountie' for 'Pharrell Hat'? . . . http://FeltHappiness.ets shopupdate

22 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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This felted hood is part of tomorrow's shop update. It looks black, but is actually a dark brown with black, deep green and ochre horizontal stripes. Very Woodland Elf feeling. . . Isn't it quite different from yesterday's Pink Elven Princess? Surprisingly, there are more elvenprince than elvenprincess on Instagram. . . . felthappiness

23 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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See the Pink Hood modeled by a slightly aged faeriie. Can you see the shimmer of the iridescent organza? It's so much clearer with video. ❇️ As requested by @tracychaplin, (who is a super talented milliner based in France. Do check out her work). ❇️ . . . felthappiness

24 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Remember that lushly colored Macaw Beret? This felted hood also has bird imagery - rather abstracted but with a similar tropical feel! ❇️ A perfect way to extend the warm glow of summer into the chilly weather of October or November. This hood will be available in my Etsy Shop on Wednesday - http://FeltHappiness.etsy.com elvenprincess

25 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Pondering the details alerted me to a minor problem which gave me a rare opportunity (for me) to needlefelt. These wet felted yellow cords are going to be felted onto a black hat. . . . Hoping that needlefelting the base black will make the cords look more polished, like they are spouting out of the top of the hat.. Kind of Seuss-like....just realized. . . . Do you ever do that? Inspiration is Everywhere! . . . felthappiness

26 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Here's the tasselled hat spotted on a silent screen starlet. Need to do a quick film so you can see how the tassels move! 〰️ . . Don't you think that it's something extra when a hat has a kinetic element? 🍃 . . felthappiness hatattack

27 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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This Red Gnome Hat was the clever request of my customer, Raven. He showed me a tiny tomte hat and asked if I could create a tall version for him. Happily!! . . . felthappiness

28 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Announcing -- The Tasselled Hat! 〰️ This used a technique taught by Pam de Groot in her online class. The class wasn't about hats, but instead focused on sculptural feltmaking techniques / projects. 〰️ However, projects are always more fun when there's the possibility of applying what is being taught to one's obsession! Don't you agree?? . . felthappiness

29 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Growing some Truffala Trees on my felting table for a Black & Gold gnome hat. As it's for a custom order, am feeling nervous and tending toward puzzling the details out in my mind instead of doing. . . Do you ever fall into this type of procrastination?? 🌴 . . . felthappiness

31 Days ago
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Are you someone who finds most hats too big? 💧💧💧 This Mint Green Mermaid's Top Hat is particularly small - should fit a headsize range of 21.5 inch / 54.6 cm to 22 inch / 55.8 cm. 〰️〰️〰️ I made it when I lived in Norwich, UK so it's officially a Throwback Thursday. 〰️〰️〰️ However, it needs adopting. Please see my shop - http://FeltHappiness.etsy.com

35 Days ago
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More plein air sewing, which surprisingly isn't immensely popular as a hashtag on Instagram. Shocking isn't it? Maybe too much risk of dropping one's beads on to lichen??? I think that's the orange thing growing on the bench. Anyway, this hat may become part of my Craft Fair Outfit! Might be too wild -- what do you think?? . . felthappiness

36 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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Can you see the parrot? She's hiding behind her wing. This hand felted hat reveals its charms slowly. First, there's its retro silhouette. Then, you see that it's a Bird Hat! Available soon online - http://FeltHappiness.etsy.com

37 Days ago
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This tropical colored beret just needs her headsize ribbon sewn in. Don't you think she'll keep your ❤ and head warm when the weather is chilly?. . . . Part of upcoming Shop Update July 26th -- http://FeltHappiness.etsy.com. . . DM if you need her sooner. . . felthappiness

38 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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How about a gray beret with a stylized feather and leaf? This hat is sized small and lined with lucious silk dupioni fabric. It's perfect for your inner elf! And the leaf gentle moves as you hike through the forest or down the veggie aisle in the grocery store. 🍃 . . . . shakeitbaby interactivefashion forestinspi intothewoods natureinspired elfin elfhat leafhat hatlove hatperson silklining smallhat greyhat naturalfiber finnishwool and merinowool forest_of_twinkling_fireflies larp pixiehat fiberartist felthappiness

41 Days ago
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Here's a favorite felted wizard hat / hennin for Throwback Thursday! Looking at it now it seems almost minimal as it's a much less textured felt. It would be fun to revisit this woodland theme now that I know how to make bumpy bark! 🌳 What do you think? Do you ever look back on past creations and try to update them? . . wizardhat hennin witchhat treehat forestfairy fairytale woodland festivalfashion fairyfashion larp renaissancefaire felthat natureinspired fiberart forest_of_twinkling_fireflies felthappiness

42 Days ago
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Remember this hat? Well it was created a few months ago, along with several grey sister hats. A few have sold; a few remain.Creating is Wonderful & Having Hats be Adopted is Wonderful too. . . DM me if you're interested in this piece of wearable art! . . Shop Update Soon - Wednesday, July 26th!! . . . uniquehat whimsicalstyle wearableart fiberart grayhat headsculpture fishhat wearwhatyoulike beyourowntrend hatlover felthat headdress festivalfashion larp etsyseller shopupdate felthappiness

43 Days ago
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Wishing those who partake, a very Happy 4th of July! The woman in the grainy 70s photo is my mom. The woman on the right is me. Both of the patriotic tops were part of her closet!She sure had some fun clothes! And still does - she has her own sort of advancedstyle ! . Do you have and/or wear clothing from your beloveds?? . . .vintagetop starsandstripe patrioticclothing redwhiteandblueday mymotherscloset handmedowns memorylane 70sstyle vintagewear felthappiness

44 Days ago