Miss Fitt & Co



Miss Fitt & Co

About The Artist

Durham, NC
Clothing - Accessories • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS

I specialize in wet felted Merino wool hats, & other accessories. My designs are made using a series of 3D resists & a multi-stepped process whereby parts are partially felted & then manipulated through sewing or other means before being combined. I also employ needle felting & surface embellishment in my process. The blocking & finishing of the hats is done using professional millinery practices combined with methods of my own device to suit the peculiarities of working with hand-felted wool.



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Tell us how your work is made.

My designs are made using a series of 3D resists and a multi-stepped process whereby parts are partially felted & then manipulated through sewing or other means before being combined. I employ needle felting for both surface and 3D embellishments and often incorporate ribbon, feathers, beads, lace and found objects into my work. The blocking & finishing of the hats is done using professional millinery practices combined with methods of my own device to suit the peculiarities of working with hand-felted wool.


What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

The sculptural nature of hand-felted wool allows for endless possibilities in design. I come from a costume background and learned to felt as a means to execute hats that would otherwise not be possible with conventional commercially made fur felt hoods.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I often get the enthusiastic feedback that my hats are both fun and functional. I like the descriptors 'fantastical daywear'.