Each hand felted hat is one-of-a-kind, just like YOU!
Wearing a FeltHappiness hat is easy and FUN!
I’m Juliane Gorman and I first felted long ago as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. An extracurricular affair, this felting was a one-off, involving dance and snow. So different from the structured weaving that drew me to textiles, but soon proved too confining. Exploring other fiber arts, I made a series of mixed media, headdress-sculptures for my senior project. Afterward, I took millinery classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) and did some freelancing in costume shops.
However, the enchantment of creating went into dormancy while I pursued other day-jobs and parenthood.
Serendipitously, in 2011, I saw a felted bracelet at a craft fair. This led to finding the BEST library book on how to make wet felted hats. It was my eureka moment: I found a craft which combines my love of colorful fiber, with my passion for headwear.
Now, energized by the natural world, fairy tales and fine art, I create wearable art hats that are useful, comfortable and flattering. The magic of fiber and the process of creating have brought me Huge Joy.
Best of all, my FeltHappiness Hats will energize YOU, and help you better enjoy your Winter, Spring or Fall. Winter (and Life) need not be gray. Let's Live Colorfully!
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Where am I located?
All of my newest handcrafted, felted hats are made in my Studio Shed in Dublin, Ireland where I have lived since December 2021.
Previously, I lived in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for seven years. And before that? I lived in picturesque Norwich, England for eleven years. Yes, we like to move internationally! And yes, some of my hats were made in the USA. (I don't think that I have any leftover hats from my time in the UK).
Naturally, Worldwide Shipping is available, with hats in private collections in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, The Netherlands, UK, and USA.
Currently, Shipping is FREE WORLDWIDE as I'm figuring out the Irish postal system
Most recently, I was featured on the blog of Feltmakers Ireland.
If you have any questions, please email me at juliane AT felthappiness.com