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Mad as a Hatter

The term “Mad as a Hatter” refers to someone who is behaving in an irrational way. The origins of the term come from 19th Century England. Hatmakers used felt that was treated with toxic chemicals such as arsenic, lead, and mercury. Symptoms included confused speech, personality changes and tremors.

Modern day methods of hatmaking have changed, making it a much safer industry.

Hatmandu
Examples of handmade wool felted hats.

Outback Fibers
Felting basics and how to make felt hats

More About Felt making:

How to Make Handmade Felt
You can make felt in your bathtub.

Felting Information

Wool Suppliers

Making Felt Balls

A Felted Mat

How to Make a Felted Necklace
How to Make Felted Easter Eggs

Felt making Kits – EBay Watch

 

Ebay Finds

Bucilla 18-Inch Christmas Stocking Felt Applique Kit 86165 The Workshop - Current price: $19.74

Toy Poodle Apricot Color - Needle Felting Making Kit Wool Dog Puppy Animal - Current price: $15.90

Fall Wreath ~ Bucilla Felt Home Decor Kit #86831, Pumpkin, Acorns, Oak Leaves - Current price: $31.99

Bucilla Fireside Glow ~ Felt Christmas Wall Hanging Kit #86821 Fireplace, Lights - Current price: $34.99

System Three 1100K16 Amber T-88 Kit, 1 quart Bottle , New, Free Shipping - Current price: $49.50

- Current price: $4.05

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