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HandiCraftKate
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~
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~Follow me on Pinterest~
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~Visit my Tumblr Blog~
handicraftkate.tumblr.com/

~Find me on Flickr~
www.flickr.com/photos/handicra…

~Follow me on Craftsy~
www.craftsy.com/user/216831/pr…

~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! www.etsy.com/shop/HandiCraftKa…

~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: www.craftsy.com/pattern/feltin…

Feel free to send me a convo or email me at:
handicraftkate@gmail.com

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Untitled by HandiCraftKateIntroducing a new design that I am calling Fae Fedoras. I have been told that at $75 they are a steal and soo cute to wear just about anywhere. Can be custom made in any two colors you want. Leaves are optional and can be sewn on the sides or front too! Message me for details on how to order. 
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DeyonSide Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, you have awesome gallery!!! 
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HandiCraftKate Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I love making felted items!
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DeyonSide Featured By Owner 16 minutes ago  Hobbyist Artist
=)
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komodin1313 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderfull work!!! <3 love it <3 
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HandiCraftKate Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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MojoLiazon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
You've got some pretty awesome stuff going on here. Nice work!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, what fantastic hats you make! :D They make me happy.
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HandiCraftKate Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome and thank yoou for making happy hats! ^^
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FrozenNote Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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