Mad as a Hatter: blhatter

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


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