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Juliane Gorman  ⚫Maker of fantastical & practical felted hats ⚫Express your creative soul with a unique hat ⚫Wearing one? Tag @felthappiness #felthappiness . . .

What style of hat do you favor? .
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Me? Asymmetrical and definitely not a cloche. .
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When I first started my email newsletter, I set up a 'Hat Styles for All Faces' as an added benefit for signing up. Shall have to dig it up and share it with you! It may amuse!
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Front view of the chocolate brown cloche that I shared a few days ago. Link to it here or in profile -
https://www.etsy.com/listing/600697468/1920s-style-chocolate-brown-cloche-with
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#felthappiness

Did you want a horse as a child? I did! But, my wish was not granted. 🐎
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Here's the dappled, palomino-pony side of the light brown and green hat. I love how you can paint and sculpt with wool!
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To see more angles of this woodland-inspired Cloche, visit bio or https://www.etsy.com/listing/600725708/nature-inspired-felted-cloche-in-light
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#felthappiness

What is it? .
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It's a bird? It's a plane? It IS felted... but of course! .
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Yes, it's one of the many cool projects from Pam de Groot's online class - 'Surface Form and Space'. .
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Sadly, have fallen behind because I needed to work on finishing up hats for recent craft fair & Etsy shop update. .
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Accomplished!
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Hopefully, can catch up because there are so many of fun projects to learn cool feltmaking techniques. Really exciting stuff!!!
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However, there are ALWAYS more hats to be made - Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Arts Festival is in June! .
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Do you find having multiple focuses energizing ...or???
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#felthappiness #mysteryobject #weirdpeas

Here's the front view. It's a little bit Elven Queen, a bit of Medieval Knight, and (of course), my usual nature-inspired, organic form! .
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I do like when there's such a mashup! What about you? Do you like it when styles/designs 'have their fingers in several pies'?? .
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(Just realized ⬆️ that is the oddest idiomatic expression).
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#felthappiness #etsyshopupdate #linkintheprofile #fingersinmanypies

Very sculptural motif on this silver, aviator-style hat. It would look nice on Greta Garbo or an Elven Queen.
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Instead, you can see it and all it's interesting angles on me on Etsy tommorow. Link in the profile...of course.
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#felthappiness #textileartist

Sneak Peek at another brown and green cloche. This one is a reddish chocolate-brown with emerald accents. It's kind of shaped like a truffle, too!
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As you can see, it's a hat that has a quiet voice - for hat wearers who don't want to be stared at, yet want to be chic!
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Can you tell that I have been working at writing up the words that accompany the pictures for my upcoming Etsy Shop Update? 😏
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#felthappiness #etsyshopupdate #thisthursday

Only managed to photograph this minimalist one with my phone while the weather was still overcast. .
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Then, a happy surprise (for me) when the customer admired the hats, started to leave, and suddenly twirled around and handed this one to me! For a second I was confused: it was an unexpected hat adoption. .
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It isn't the first time that I have had this type of (pleasant) experience. Any tips for reading body language in a 'retail-setting'? Really.
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#felthappiness Silk from @dharmatradingco
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#minimalist #brownhat #silkandwool #habotaisilk #dharmatradingco #merinowoolfelt #feltedhat #trilby #aquiethat #quietstyle #craftfair #pittsburgh #bodylanguage #happysurprise #bestkindofsurprise #unexpectedpurchase #learningasigo #neighborhoodflea

Hooray! It didn't rain at the Neighborhood Flea, so there was lots of interesting folks to try on hats and also chat with. .
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Sweet nearby-neighbor vendors, too! Thanks for your help @charmedbynatureooak and @hilos_co and, of course, @neighborhoodflea !!!
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Hope that everyone has had a Happy Mothers & Others Day!
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#felthappiness #goodweather

Tommorow, I will be at the Neighborhood Flea, right by the tree in the BurnsWhite parking lot. (Click image to see my spot).
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Besides hats, there's lots to do and eat. Food Trucks! Plus, there are workshops happening such as Textile Screen Printing. So, do come on by (if you are in Pittsburgh)! More details in the link in bio.
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#felthappiness #neighborhoodflea
Detail of Map by @amymadecreations

Have you ever taken a class and fallen in love?
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Well, this past Sunday, I did! Don't worry; I still love felting hats. But, I can't wait to incorporate fabric marbling into hats. .
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Read about my experience with Melissa DeLisio's ( @lostmymarblesfabric ) Fabric Marbling Class. Also, please share about your transformative class - either below or over on the blog.
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Link in profile or http://felt-happiness.com/amazing-fabric-marbling-class-in-pgh/ .
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#felthappiness #fabricmarbling #lostmymarblesfabric
#sccpgh

Shop Update next Thursday - here's a glimpse of one that can't decide if it's a Cloche or a Fedora.
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Subscribe to my weekly Jottings, where hats are first revealed to readers. Link in bio or http://www.felt-happiness.com/subscribe/
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#felthappiness #whatkindofhatisthat
#cloche #fedora

Isn't this map by @amymadecreations adorable?? There are so many fun details to spot. And while I'm unsure of my dot the map, I will definitely be at the @neighborhoodflea this Sunday! It's my first event of 2018! Can you believe it?


#Repost from @amymadecreations (@get_repost)
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Sneak peak of the black and white ink map that I am creating for @neighborhoodflea. This poster size drawing will then be colored with my new set of @prismacolor colored pencils. Creating this map for all the beautiful makers in the city of Pittsburgh has been nothing short of amazing. The day to day excitement of drawing, changing, updating, erasing, redrawing, to make the perfect map, has been truly fantastic. Just has been a great adventure with @carriedoes & @m.organmccoy - two truly awesome women making this arts community like no other. 💙🧡

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