Felt Hat Making-Easy Steaming!
Felt blocking seems to be a bit of a mystery, with all sorts of complicated watery processes and steam everywhere….a bit halloweenish really. Here’s what I do………..it’s really easy
You need just enough heat to make it malleable, not so much that you shrink the felt.
Your aim is to stretch it remember. This time depends a little upon the power of your microwave.
Mine is 800W. Keep a close eye
5.Quickly remove the felt hood from the bag and pull it down over the hat block firmly.
Work as quickly as you can. I pull and stretch against a towel on my lap.
If your felt gets too cold make a mark at center front then pull it off the block and
whack it back in the microwave for a few seconds.
Line it up on the block pulling it down and under pinning as you go.
Use the kettle for spot steaming and stretching.
……………………Now that is EASY STEAMING
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