International Fungi and Fibre Symposium 2010 Felted Hats

A workshop in how to make a felted hat – held at the 2010 International Fungi and Fiber Symposium in Gysinge, Sweden

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I took a class in making felted hats at the 2010 International Fungi and Fiber Symposium in Gysinge Sweden. All the hats were dyed using natural mushroom dyes. Fabulous fun!

felted hats


Stretching and shaping the felted hat onto a hat form.
After trying on my hat, we decided that I needed a wider brim, so the hat was pulled down gently and stretched and steamed to form the brim. While the wool felt is still wet, it is very pliable and can be gently shaped.

Happy Hat Makers

Mushroom Dye Symposium Workshops

Dyeing and Picking Mushrooms
Display of Fungi Dyed Crafts
Fabric Printing with Fungi pigments
Felted Hat Making

Mushrooms for Color

International Fungi and Fiber Symposium 2012
The next IFFS will be held in Jaca, Spain on Oct 8 – Oct 15, 2012.

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Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
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The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer’s Field Guide
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A Heritage of Colour: Natural Dyes Past and Present by Jenny Dean (2014-06-10)
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Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about tradtional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi