Category Archives: surface decoration

Flame Hat

I started this hat a couple of weeks ago but when I went to add some textile foil onto the “flames” I found only sliver, green and red foil in the cupboard, but really wanted gold for this hat. I placed an order and it arrived on Saturday.

When applying textile foil I normally use textile glue and fix the foil with an iron but the curly shapes of the flames made this very awkward so I resorted to waiting for the glue to dry naturally before removing the backing plastic.

Here it is covered in foil strips waiting for the glue to dry:


A close up of the foiling, I think you can see that there is a mixture of red and gold foil:


The finished hat from different views:



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Foiling Experiments

A few months ago, someone (sorry I forget who) posted on the Felting and Fiber Studio Forum about adding some textile foil to a piece of felt, this had me fascinated so I rushed out and bought some to play with, these are the results of my initial experiments.

I used a wooden stamp of a zebra for the first one, unfortunately I used PVA glue and when I tried to full the felt some more after the foil had been applied, the glue dissolved and the foiling disappeared so I reapplied it when dry and now it looks a bit fuzzy.IMG_5864

This one was drawn free-hand with textile glue straight from the tube, I think it worked pretty well and looks much more impressive in real life.