Juliane Gorman

Juliane Gorman

@felthappiness

⚫Maker of fantastical & practical felted hats. ⚫Your Winter can be warm & wonderful. ⚫Visit the shop / request your own magical hat. . . .
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Juliane Gorman

@felthappiness


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Do you want to learn how to make your own Earth Day Felted Vessel?🌎 . . If so, hold the date of April 8th for your class at The Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Creative Arts Festival! In addition to felting, there are knitting, crocheting and other creative classes. . . Repost @pghknitandcrochet ( @get_repost) ・・・ . . . Wet felted earth vessel, wet felted lacy scarf. Once you know how, embroidery with beads or make a cat cave. Learn how @pghknitandcrochet @felthappiness . . wetfelted wetfelting wetfelted felting feltersofinstagram earthday catbed catcave birdhouse color creative creativity embroidery embroideryart beads fiberart fiber woolmagic wool Pittsburgh

2 Days ago
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Oh! There's a bit of a story to Reason 6! . . 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. . . Of course, there may be many reasons for this. You don't get to purchase everything that you adore, right? . . 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. . . 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! . . . . . felthappiness 57reasonswhy wearahat heartsflyingoutofmyeyes

3 Days ago
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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 . . To read and see other members' wet and needlefelted works, visit link in profile or http://www.felt-happiness.com/ blogger blogpost

4 Days ago
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I really like the term Galentine's! Not sure who invented* it, but they have done a good deed! . . 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!! . . *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/en om/entertainment/archive/2017/ 2017/02/each-day-is-galentines

5 Days ago
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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 ♥️ . . 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. . . . . . felthap

6 Days ago
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A Valentine's themed throwback from 2013 or 2014. It was adopted during the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios. . . 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! . . Plus, after closing hours, those doing open studios would all troop over to one of the artist's, for dinner and cake! . . . . felthappiness

7 Days ago
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Inner or outer? Hats add sparkle to your being!Reason 5 of 7 Reasons Why. . . To illustrate: I wear my bumpy blue hat to shovel snow because it keeps me cozy and adds inner bling to my heart. . . Do you have a hat that adds sparkle to your life? . . . . . felthappiness 57reasonswhy innersparkle . . PS: the sparkle font is called Galaxy - very fun!

10 Days ago
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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! . . http://www.f link in the profile (tell me if you find the Linktr.ee easy or odd). . . . . felthappiness

11 Days ago
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The purple-est hat of the most recent series. Not quite UltraViolet...more plummy. . . 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! . . . . felthappiness . . . . . feltedhat feltedhats hats purplehat pixiehat cloche feltedfashion arthat wearableart 50plusfashion timelessstyle ageisonlyanumber fashionblogger advancedstyle wearwhatyoulove creativityfound pghcreative Pittsburgh risdtextiles risd artschool

12 Days ago
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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! . . . . . felthappiness

13 Days ago
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As a creative person, I admire many other makers. Way back in August, @marykollardolls and I chatted about collaborating. . . 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. . . Thank you, Mary for your talents and patience! It was a pleasure working with you!!! . . . . felthappiness collaboration collaborativework

14 Days ago
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There are many reasons to wear a hat. One of my favorite is peacefulness. . . While peace can be applied to worldly events, it can also be adopted for individuals. Think of a hat as a modified security blanket. . . Wearing a soft, warm hat helps give me a sense of calm and peace. . . How do you find this feeling? . . . . . felthappine 57reasonswhy 57varieties

17 Days ago
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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. . . Also in the newsletter is some behind the scenes prep for the upcoming Felted Hat Workshop at Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh. . . If you want to create your own art hat on February 24th, register online - http://contemporarycraft.org/e org/education/ . . . . felthap learnsomethingnew

18 Days ago
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Juliane Gorman

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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. . . The colors and textures are clearer don't you agree? (I used the 'real' camera and a remote - it gets easier with practice). . . . . . felthappi

19 Days ago
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A large box filled with....Can you guess? It's not chocolate.... . . 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! . . Learn more about the workshop via link in profile or http://contemporarycraft.org/e org/education/ . . . . . felth learnsomethingnew makeityourse woolmagic

20 Days ago
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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. . . That being said, there are no rules to how you wear your hat, here! . . . . felthappiness

21 Days ago
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Reason 3 was the most requested of the Reasons to Wear hats. What shall it be next Friday? . . By the by, I did have absolutely wild-sticky-out hair, but editing the background proved digitally hazardous to my hair ✂️ . . . . felthappiness 57reasonswhy 57varieties wearahat

24 Days ago
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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? . . 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/ .com/subscribe/ . . . . feltha jointhejottings

25 Days ago
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Here's Style Icon of Pittsburgh and beyond sporting her red hat, Jamie JeTaime! Thanks, Jamie!!! . Repost @jamie_jetaime ( @get_repost) ・・・ 🍄 It's a mushroom beret! 🍄 The artist @felthappiness hand felts high quality magical hats of various styles, custom made to size. I feel like classic berets were begging to be transformed into mushrooms! 😹😹😹 Kevin jokingly said it reminds him of Toad from Super Mario Bros. I think très chic! . . . .

27 Days ago
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Coming to the Contemporary Craft in the Strip District - Wet Felted Hat class on February 24th. . . . Learn how to make your own soft, wearable art hat. See http://contemporary craft.org/education or @sccpgh for more details. . . . . . felthappiness makeityourself handson artforeveryday moreartmorejoy

28 Days ago
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Slow top stitching using the vintage Kenmore sewing machine that my friend @fiberlady55 so kindly gave me 💙! Thank you, Jill! . . It's much more cooperative compared to my Aussie Pinnock. Found a manual online at Sears, too! Plus, I can plug it directly into the wall - no convertor needed. Bliss! . . . . . felthappiness

30 Days ago
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57 Reasons Why, 2 - Whether your super power is shoveling driveways or something else, Hats help a body feel Invincible! . Invincibility was suggested by @eleganzayyc last week! . . (Don't worry 'Bad Hair Days' will have its moment - still trying to figure out 'how to do my hair' for the pic! ) . . Please, keep YOUR Reasons to wear a Hat a-coming! Plus, whatsyoursuperpower ? . . . . . felthappiness 57reasonswhy 57varieties PowertotheHat

31 Days ago
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Awaiting top stitching, the ice cream / glacier/ seashell hat is drying. . . If you're curious, visit behind the scenes in the most recent Newsletter - http://www.felt-happiness.com/ or by visiting my Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/FeltHa eltHappiness . . . . .felthapp cloverclips

32 Days ago
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What an amusing pastime! Not sure why or how the Google Selfie algorithm matched us (even without me wearing a hat). Gertrudis certainly has much more forehead than me. (Can you tell that I played with this too much?) . . I kept on trying to be matched with Botticelli's Venus ....but no go. . . Also, did you notice the new hat? It's the first one of the year! Yeah! It's rather sculptural - not sure if this is good, as in like a seashell. Or bad, as in more like a Ferengi's ear. . . . . Gertrudis Goméz de Avellaneda by Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (may have misspelled) . . felthappiness notbotticelli

33 Days ago
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This glowing neon sculpture by Bruce Nauman is a popular photo backdrop at the Carnegie Museum of Art. It's also useful to add one's own sign - Happy National Hat Day! . . More seriously, it is also Martin Luther King Day in the USA. I'm not sure whether going to a museum is properly honoring Dr. King's legacy. However today's visit was a needed balm -- to drink in beauty in a time where there seems to be more ugliness. Thank you. . . . . felthappiness thecmoa

35 Days ago
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Spin the Roulette Wheel to see where it lands - Choose a collection or see how many hats were made in 2017! Which one was your fave?? . Visit the blog post to learn more about them. Link in profile or http://felt-happiness.com/how- /how-to-find-hat-inspiration/ blogger blogpost fashionblogger

37 Days ago
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It's now time for 57 Reasons Why to Wear a Hat. Reason 1 = 🎉 It's Fun to wear a hat! . . This series was started because I often get the question of "Where would you wear these????" . . Usually, I reply with the names of our local grocery and hardware stores because that's where I wear my own hats and where I hang out. However, "Why" is a more useful question! Why do we wear hats? How do we feel by wearing hats? . . I look forward to hearing your suggestions! Hatty Friday!! . . . . felthappiness hattyfriday

38 Days ago
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While my website still needs updating, I did manage to quickly adjust the copyright info to 2018. .Also, don't forget to fix it on your Newsletter (if you are writing one). . Don't need to have an unintentional throwback this Thursday. . . . . felthappines makersgonnamake procrastinatio

39 Days ago
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Oh my! Must remember to make more fun Gnome Hats in 2018! . . Or you can call them wizard hats. Which name do you prefer???? . . P.S.: just found out that there is a craft beer brewery named Dancing Gnome in Pittsburgh! . . . . felthappiness funhats

40 Days ago
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Second series of 2017 was the 'Grey Ladies' which combined natural, undyed Gotland and Finnish wool with a bit of blue-tones of Merino. Each hat was lined with hand-dyed silk. . . The fiber came from World of Wool in the UK, which my friend @yulia_silkfelt, kindly mailed to me during a visit to the US. 💙 fiberfriend . . This hat series proved popular: only the onion dome-shaped beret remains because it's very, very small. . . I really need to return to this creative groove after the langour of the holidays! Is anyone else feeling challenged? . . . . . felthapp

41 Days ago
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More Year in Review -- These pinky pretties formed the 'Lisianthus Collection.' I made them in the beginning of 2017 as part of a delightful, collaborative project with Ruby Dawn Designs. Such inspiring colors to work with!! . . The top two photos are by Leah Loves That. The model on the left is @sunniboyette . . It was a Pittsburgh creative melding! . . . . . felthappine

42 Days ago
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These were the wild ones from 2017. What do you think??? . . Each was made using techniques learned via online education - Pam de Groot's Textures and Dimensions and Teri Berry's Concertina Hat Class via the FiberandFeltingStudio. . . The new year always seems like a good time to expand ones skills and mind. Don't you agree? . . Fiona Duthie has a new online class: Foundations in Felt Garments, which looks awesome....even though hats-are-my-thing! Hmm🤔 . . . . . felthappiness expandandgrow

45 Days ago
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Having moved to western Pennsylvania in September 2014, Pittsburgh inspired one of my 2017 collections. . . There's tons of bridges (446) leading into the city (and none of them with tolls)! Not all of the bridges are Black 'n' Gold; but, it was a lovely opportunity to connect with Steelers, Penguins and Pirates fans, too! Everyone needs a felted hat to stay warm, dry....and unique! . . . . . felthappines pittsburgh cityofbridges

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