Mad as a Hatter

What does the term Mad as a Hatter mean?

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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.

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Bamboo Roving Fibre Top Vegan Spinning Needle Felting Doll Hair 25 gr Purple

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Ramie Roving Top Fibre Spinning Needle Felting Doll Hair 25 gr White

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Dyed Flax Combed Top Roving fibre 25 grams Turquoise Bue Vegan Spin Needle Felt

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Dyed Flax Combed Top Roving fibre 25 Grams Purple Lilac Vegan Spin Needle Felt

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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

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