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Kathrine Koprowski
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
So it has happened – I am a full time artist. I have officially quit my day job and now craft full time! So when people ask me what I do for a living and I am delighted to tell them that I make wizard hats out of felt. At first I get a disbelieving look, then they perk up and usually say “oh you mean for children?” when I respond with “no for adults” then I get a really great look of ‘omg I am talking to a crazy person’. That is unless they are a geek too then it is a ‘rock on!’ look that is usually followed by the ‘shut-up and take my money’ look.
So how did this happen? How did I come up with my signature hat design? Really I can’t toot my own horn, in the felting world the technique used to created the stacked wrinkles on my hats is common. However no fiber artist was ever geek-enough to use the technique to make a wizard hat quite like mine. Basically my life-long love of fantasy had a lovechild with my felting talent and out plopped my first Wizard Hat… Which I sold last October at a local craft fair, I remember being so relieved when this really cool couple bought the hat. I remember thinking ‘wow I am glad somebody bought that really weird hat’. I almost didn’t make any more… But I did make more and the next milestone was when I got a DD (Daily Deviation) on Deviant Art. But the nail in the day-job coffin came when I made my first Rainbow Wizard hat and held my first giveaway which featured a Rainbow Wizard Hat prize. Facebook exploded for me. I went from have about 500 likes to 3000 likes almost overnight. I had to get serious fast because the orders were relentless and I was not prepared. I took that summer off to devote to crafting and the rest is, as they say, is history.

~Become a fan on Facebook~…

~Follow me on Pinterest~…

~Visit my Tumblr Blog~

~Find me on Flickr~…

~Follow me on Craftsy~…

~My Etsy Tutorials~
Like my felted cloche hats, fingerless gloves, or ruffle scarves? Wish you knew how I made them? Want to make one of your own? Well now is your chance! I have PDF tutorials for all of the the above in my etsy shop. Check it out!…

~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:…

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Sexy Witch Cosplay with Black Witch Hat by HandiCraftKate
Sexy Witch Cosplay with Black Witch Hat
I make fantasy hats, but I also have been dipping my toe into the world of Cosplaying. I think the two things came together amazingly in this photo-shoot.

Untitled by HandiCraftKate Untitled by HandiCraftKate Untitled by HandiCraftKate 



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Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
HandiCraftKate Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
SuperDrewNation Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your hats are beautiful, how do you work with the felt?
keep up the good work :)
HandiCraftKate Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is a technique called "wet felting" type it into google for the low-down.
SuperDrewNation Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool thank you very much :)
ThisPendentWorld Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Your hats are incredible, they look so well made!
HandiCraftKate Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks I put a lot of time into them so yes they are pretty well made.
DeyonSide Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, you have awesome gallery!!! 
HandiCraftKate Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I love making felted items!
DeyonSide Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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