Juliane Gorman

Juliane Gorman

@felthappiness

⚫Maker of fantastical & practical felted hats. ⚫Take a look & be transported. ⚫Visit the shop / request your own magical hat. . . .
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Juliane Gorman

@felthappiness


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Worked with 12 students today - they learned how to felt a vessel. And I learned all sorts of things about feltmaking and teaching and $ store scissors. 😕 . . Next time: name tags....and more time ! Two hours is not enough time ⌛ Also, try to photograph completed projects! . . . . felthappines

1 Days ago
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The Shy Kitty Fascinator keeps hoping that she'll get adopted so that she can go Trick or Treating. She's heard that there's candy! 🍬 tbthat . . . . . felthappiness

2 Days ago
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After lollagagging about the studio for too long, Dark Jewel 1 waves, "Hello!" She's actually a bit darker in reality - smoldering aubergine with hand-dyed blue silk. . . . . newhat customhat felthappiness happywithhowthisturnedout

3 Days ago
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Bumps have arrived! Finally, ordered a roll of bubble wrap and autumnal colored wool for a vessel class. . . Thank you, @blckbts for the info on where to get bubble wrap via the Wet Felting Group on Facebook. Fiber Folk are so helpful! !! . . . . felthappiness

4 Days ago
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Last picture from the Maker Faire! A quick impromptu photo shoot with two lovely Carnegie Mellon students. Fun seeing how they both chose purple statement hats! And wanted me in the photos! . . . felthappiness

5 Days ago
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Lots of enthusiasm for learning about Merino wool. The children loved touching the soft fiber and the damp felt! They even rolled it in bubble wrap for a bit!!! . . . . felthappiness

6 Days ago
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Rarely post this often, but thought that you might love this section of the Pittsburgh Children's Museum - lights, shapes and movement!! Such great interactive art!!! . . . . felthappiness .gottogetbacktomytable

6 Days ago
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Wow wow wow! Quickly visited the Children's Museum and realized that I should have done so the minute I arrived in Pittsburgh! . . The Maker Faire is lots of fun. I'm in the Fabricalooza section and adjacent to me is the hands on make-something section. It's fun to see children and adults spending time hand sewing! .. . Tomorrow, opens at 10am and runs until 5pm. Did I mention that it's all free?!! . . . felthappiness

7 Days ago
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Decided that a practice display was needed for this weekend's Maker Faire. It's a selection of hats, which are a backdrop to the wonders of wool. I will have my work table and stool to one side. . . So glad that I made the time for this. It's much better not to have *those* kind of surprises. Right? . . . felthappiness practicemakesbetter wonderofwool fiberlove

8 Days ago
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Throwback Thursday - taking down my felting display at my (and Pittsburgh's) first Maker Faire three years ago. Had recently moved to Pittsburgh and was glad to discover its Can Do Attitude! . . This Saturday and Sunday I will be in the Fiberlooza section of the Maker Faire. . . After you see all the cool robots and drones, stop by and pet some natural fiber! . . . . felthappiness .

9 Days ago
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1 hat, 2 hat & .... a beret! Sometimes, I can't get my head around laying out more than one hat at a time. Fortunately, it's All Systems Go right now. . . Are you able to change your making methods to harness efficiency? If so, what do you do??? . . . . felthappiness allsystemsgo thunderbirdsarego

10 Days ago
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What do you think of this selection of colors? I've christened it the Dark Jewel series...but it's name may evolve. Am open to ideas ❤ Hope to bring a couple of the completed hats to the Pittsburgh Maker Faire this weekend, along with wool to share the magic of feltmaking! . Maker Faire: Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-5 at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum. It's FREE! . . . . . felthappiness everythingsbetterwithwool

11 Days ago
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Yes, it's the third annual Pittsburgh Maker Faire! Did you know that it's also my third year of sharing of the Wonders of Wool!? This fair is FREE this year. Certainly, a good opportunity to scope out Pittsburgh Children's Museum, if you have yet to visit. . So, go over and register; then, you won't have to wait in line - https://pittsburgh.makerfaire.

12 Days ago
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Front view of the Bling Blam Hat with a mess of hair, which could be a look for a Charlie's Angels super hero...or perhaps some one else? . . . . . felthappiness

14 Days ago
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Bling-blam🌟 The last star studded hat of the Super Hero series! . . Stay tuned for the next series of hatabulous hats! . . . . felthappiness

15 Days ago
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Throwback Thursday features a hat that may look familiar - it was shared in July! However, this week it is the Inspiration behind a very special hat that is a collaborative effort. Sign up to the newsletter to learn more - http://www.felt-happiness.com/

16 Days ago
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It's a balancing act - hat selfies! Finding a pic where BOTH the hat and the somewhat vain lady are 🌟🌟🌟 . . Taking a photo of oneself is enough of a challenge. A hat just adds to the fun -trying to show the top and front. . . How do you like to take your picture? . . . . felthappiness hatselfie

17 Days ago
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Razzle dazzle, gold star beret - with a bit of top stitching to keep the felted edge crisp. . . Oddly, the bling on top is 'invisible' when you wear it and look in the mirror. I wonder if there's a perfect term to express this state of hatness in German??? . . . . felthappines

18 Days ago
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This hat proved too thick to top stitch with my usually uncomplaining sewing machine. It's a Pinnock from Australia (that I got in England - it certainly has a bit of carbon miles). . . The felt was so thick that the machine jammed. Totally. Revisited it later in the day and was able to turn the wheel. Whew! . . In between tragedy and recovery, glanced at older Berninas on EBay... don't think an inexpensive new sewing machine would enjoy thick felt. Right? . . . . felthappiness mustremindmyself tobegrateful notgetblue

19 Days ago
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Finally! The Queen of Hearts in raspberry and blue. It's a bit of a wild one....just what was requested. I like how the brim turned out! . . . . felthappiness worldheartday

21 Days ago
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Okay, many thanks to All of You who so kindly responded to the Head Size Survey! Here's the handy-dandy pie chart of head sizes collected. Excel cleverly made it (once I figured out how to click about)! Belatedly, I realized that my sizes/measurements (borrowed from The Village Hat Shop) have a few flaws. There are gaps in my data! Certain sizes, such as 22.5 inches, are missing. Now, 22.5 inches was quite a 'popular' measurement. I grouped it in the category of medium: 21 7/8 " - 22 1/4 " / 56 cm - 57 cm because it doesn't ~seem~ like a it should be in the 'large' category. A large size head, had a range of 22 5/8 " - 23 " / 58 cm - 59 cm. The data isn't scientific because a) I'm not a scientist as I would have caught those illogical size gaps; b) had a few respondents who said 'big' and c) some of you sweetly responded on Instagram & Facebook. The more, the merrier! What was super interesting was the comments based on wearers' needs. Eye glasses, ears covered, hairstyles (bangs, buns, hair up, dreadlocks), personal comfort and hat styles. Many thanks to Facebook friend Andrea for her extensive experiential input- she makes felted hat! Interestingly, the metric measurement sizes were much tidier (rounded numbers) and were easier to 'plug into' the categories. Perhaps Europe is where the original sizing categories were developed?? . . Also, the extra small heads were much smaller than the Survey took in account - 19 inches. TOTAL 36 Extra Small 2, Small 7, Medium 16, Large 5, XLarge 2, XXLarge 3, XXXLarge 1

22 Days ago
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Special Request: am doing a non-scientific study on head sizes. What's yours? I would appreciate it if you could leave it in the comments. Inches or centimetres is fine. . If you're unfamiliar with how to measure, please see short video. Note: if you're measuring, try it 3 times. You may find that it comes out differently. Just like that carpenter's Maxim - Measure Thrice, Cut Once. . . Thanks in advance! Sorry that it's not quite an anonymous survey 🎩 . . . . . felthappiness bighead littlehead whatsaverage

24 Days ago
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While I often make loose sketches beforehand, there's evolving that happens with feltmaking. Lots of surprises. . . Tried to make the heart in top of the Queen of Hearts Hat work, but it was too large in scale. When I tried to manipulate and fold it within it self, (to make it look smaller), it almost looked like a real 💓! . . Not quite what I was after. "Off With Her Head!" . . . . . felthappiness

25 Days ago
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Here's the not-yet-felted layout of the Queen of Hearts hat. Lots of hearts! Hope that it doesn't look too cutesy. . . Sorry to be dawdling with sharing the completed hat; but, it's a custom order which I've yet to deliver. Sooooon. . . . . . felthappine

26 Days ago
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Working on a custom order for an interesting hat. Am not sure how this one will work out. Hmm. There's a bit more on it in my newsletter - get it via http://www.felt-happiness.com/ .com/subscribe . . . . felthap

29 Days ago
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Throwback Thursday circa 2013. This elliptical beret was a favorite which was nonetheless adopted out. . . It always reminds me of Rosie the Riveter (who wasn't a figure in UK WW2 history). But, they did have bandanna-ed women working in factories and fields. . . . felthappiness

30 Days ago
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Here's a slightly under-baked, not very glamorous, honey cake made with the vintage mixer that my mother received as a wedding gift from her parents a long time ago. It must be at least 60 years old! . . Recipe from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. An electric mixer wasn't really needed, but I felt like connecting to the past. Baking used to be my sole creative outlet. . . . . felthappiness iusedtobakealot

31 Days ago
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A Room of One's Own - see the re-organized studio, complete with tuxedo 🐈. Plastic containers might not be quite Martha, but they function. . . Where do you work?? (I used to work on my kitchen drainboard). . . . . felthappi aroomofonesown

32 Days ago
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Having a bit of hat-larking in this (still damp) new Super Hero Beret that I started at the craft fair. . . Vintage rick-rack skirt (from college!), with tiny dancing people and a hand-me-down patriotic shirt from my mom. Don't worry it's not 4th of July ⭐! Just feeling festive! . . . . felthappiness

33 Days ago
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Always nice to open a box filled with goodies - in this case, lovely wool roving from Outback Fibers! It came Saturday but I'm behind in sharing. . . It's destined to be transformed into hats! From fluff to felt!! . . . felthappiness

34 Days ago
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Truly a TBT, this throwback is from my first year on Etsy. I started in 2012, a month before my 50th birthday. This apple beret was adopted by the same client that commissioned the Klimt hat in February of this year. She has a collection of felted hats ❤. . . . felthappiness

37 Days ago
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While the over-sized purple hat had the most ❤s, this smooth surfaced, but original shaped hat brought out lots of smiles! . . Really enjoyed learning how outfits work with the hats. Love the brightly colored outfit in the second photo!! Perfection. . . . . felthappin appiness keepyourearswarmandst

38 Days ago
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I managed to photograph this 🌟 beret before it was adopted this weekend. The color combo and theme proved popular with visitors. . . . felthappiness

39 Days ago