HandiCraftKate is a collection of handmade and Eco-friendly nuno felted scarves, wet felted bags, and other wonderful felted creations made by an indie fiber artist. For me “handmade” means craftsmanship, uniqueness, and personality. Handmade items are special items. Most of all, handmade means sharing. The sharing of joy and creativity.
A Fiber Fairytale
Felt was at the core of most of my flower designs and it just seemed that hand making my own felt would be better. So I innocently wandered into the world of wet felting. Little did I know how addictive the meduim could be. At first I tried to make flowers and didn’t have much success, almost giving up I then decided to try making hats and that is when everything started to click for me in a life changing sort of way. Felt bags and necklaces followed and eventually I got up the nerve to try nuno felting. Nuno opened up the world of scarves and soon I was using silk hankies and wool neps to add texture to my work. My scarves, bags, and hats evolved and become more and more complicated and intricate. The more techniques I learned the more in love I fell.
Today I am still what I call a Journeyman felter, not a novice anymore, but not a master yet either. I love my craft and as long as there is more to learn and new things to make I will be felting.
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~My Workshop on Craftsy~
Like my felted cloche hats? Wish you knew how I made them? Want to make one of your own? Well now is your chance! Craftsy is running my Felted Cloche Hat workshop right now - come sign up and learn how I do it so you can do it too! Check it out! http://www.craftsy.com/workshop/Koprowski-Felted-Wool-Hat/19
~My Craftsy Pattern Store~
Currently I have a felted ruffled scarf tutorial for sale in my patterns store on Craftsy. If you want to learn how to make ruffles follow this link: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/felting/Felted-Ruffle-Scarf-Tutorial-/20888
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handicraftkate [!at] gmail.com