Felt Wicked Art is creating Twirly Fantasy Hats that Defy Gravity
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patrons

$24
per month
                                                       
Thank you for visiting my Patreon page! Whether your support is via being a patron with a big or small monthly donation, by sharing my work with your friends, or even sending me friendly words of encouragement! It all helps immensely and I'm very grateful to all of you! I may make the hats but you make them Magic! 



About the Artist

I am a professional full-time US-based artist, working in the medium of hand-made felt textiles. My best known work consists of fantasy-inspired Witch Hats that have been featured on Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, Think Geek, Geekology, and Fashionably Geek. In 2017 two of my hats were featured in Faerie Magazine's Autumn edition.

I remember always gravitating towards the fantastical even as a very young child. So it is no wonder that fantasy has been the focal point of my art through the years. If I had to pin-point when “fantasy art” became a core part of my life, I know I would recall how I spent most of my 6th grade study-hall time illustrating a little book I wrote myself about unicorns.

Even though I was pressured away from a career in art during my college years, my passion for it redoubled by the time I was in grad school and had married. That's when I began felting, and from the very first I think I was searching for a felted creation that was the perfect blend of art and functionality. It wasn't until I combined my love of fantasy with my developing felting skills that I created my first Witch Hat.

                              
                                            My First Witch Hat 2013          
       

I sold my very first Witch Hat at a local craft fair, and I was so relieved when this really cool couple bought it. I remember thinking "...wow I am so glad somebody bought that really weird hat..." and I almost didn’t make any more because sometimes it takes more courage to be different than most might realize and highlighting a difference can make you feel vulnerable. But asking someone to give you money for being different can touch you down into your deepest ego and leave you the most vulnerable of all.

Since 2013, when I made the leap to Witch Hat Millinery, I have built up a considerable reputation for my work. In order to pay the rent and put bread on the table, I work non-stop year round filling custom orders for a range of domestic and international clients (including once the Hollywood star Kat Von D) and I teach felt making workshops around the US. 

How will your financial support be used?
In short; my art is not a hobby or just supplementing my income. Since 2013 my earnings from sales and teaching have been my family's main source of income - thank you all so much for allowing me to do what I love for a living! In 2015 my husband graduated from grad school and your support has kept a roof over our heads and food in the fridge while he started his job hunt. To everyone who supported us by buying hats over these past four years I want you to know that you are why any of this works - thank you!

 We're hoping with your help to use Patreon as a fun new way to interact and connect with fans and students, while also helping to cover some of our monthly expenses. Being creative and trying new things can feel extra risky and scary when you're trying to make ends meet. I've got so many ideas for new things to make and I'd love for you to be a part of it! So please consider pledging and watch what happens because of your generosity!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Unlocked: My Deep Gratitude 

Thank you for showing your support! Your contribution will help me reach my future creative goals!!

Fan
$5 or more per month 1 patron
UNLOCKED: Access to The Patreon Only Feed

  

Patrons Only! 

This means see these here and nowhere else!

 

Fans will have Exclusive Access to:

· Behind-the-Scenes view of my photo shoots 

· Concept Art of my future hat designs 

· Access to bloopers of all sorts 



Patrons First! 

This means before other social media!


Fans will be First In-Line for:

· Photos of new hats from my recent shoots

Fans will have Early Access to:

· New witchy Merch designs 

Super Fan
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
UNLOCKED: Merch Discounts

 

Super Fans will receive:

All of the previous tier+ 

DISCOUNTED MERCH!

Each month Super Fans will receive a 4% discount towards Felt Wicked tees, tanks, mugs, posters and other Merch as the selection grows. Super Fans can contact me to receive their credits at any point or they can let their discount accumulate up to a year for a rounded-up maximum of 50% off! Once it's been redeemed, you start accumulating a new coupon!

Student
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
UNLOCKED: Tutorial Discounts 

Students will receive:

All of the previous tier+ 

DISCOUNTED Tutorials!

Each month Students will receive a 4% discount towards any Felt Wicked Art digital or video tutorial. Students can contact me to receive their credits at any point or they can let their discount acclimate up to a year for a rounded-up maximum of 50% off! Once it's been redeemed, you start accumulating a new coupon!


Invite to Join the "Foxy Felters" Group

Foxy Felters is a closed Facebook group. It is a growing community of my former workshop students and now Patreon students.


Receive my Newsletter and be first-in-line to know about any new digital or video tutorials of mine. Also learn about current and future On-Site workshops I will be teaching.

Serious Student
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
UNLOCKED: Library Access

Serious Students will receive:

All of the previous tier+ 

Access to my Fiber Artist Resources Library: My favorite sources for fiber and silk of all kinds! Plus my insider opinion on what product I like best from each shop.


Access to my Resist Pattern Library! This digital library will have patterns for all of my hats, hoods, bags, gloves and more! A new pattern will be released each month.


Skype With Me!

Once a month we will have a one-hour Skype session. I will offer personal advice or critique on your felting projects!    

Goals
$24 of $100 per month
Wicked Live!
I will do a singular hour long Facebook Live Video where fans and students alike can ask questions about life and felting. 
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Thank you for visiting my Patreon page! Whether your support is via being a patron with a big or small monthly donation, by sharing my work with your friends, or even sending me friendly words of encouragement! It all helps immensely and I'm very grateful to all of you! I may make the hats but you make them Magic! 



About the Artist

I am a professional full-time US-based artist, working in the medium of hand-made felt textiles. My best known work consists of fantasy-inspired Witch Hats that have been featured on Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, Think Geek, Geekology, and Fashionably Geek. In 2017 two of my hats were featured in Faerie Magazine's Autumn edition.

I remember always gravitating towards the fantastical even as a very young child. So it is no wonder that fantasy has been the focal point of my art through the years. If I had to pin-point when “fantasy art” became a core part of my life, I know I would recall how I spent most of my 6th grade study-hall time illustrating a little book I wrote myself about unicorns.

Even though I was pressured away from a career in art during my college years, my passion for it redoubled by the time I was in grad school and had married. That's when I began felting, and from the very first I think I was searching for a felted creation that was the perfect blend of art and functionality. It wasn't until I combined my love of fantasy with my developing felting skills that I created my first Witch Hat.

                              
                                            My First Witch Hat 2013          
       

I sold my very first Witch Hat at a local craft fair, and I was so relieved when this really cool couple bought it. I remember thinking "...wow I am so glad somebody bought that really weird hat..." and I almost didn’t make any more because sometimes it takes more courage to be different than most might realize and highlighting a difference can make you feel vulnerable. But asking someone to give you money for being different can touch you down into your deepest ego and leave you the most vulnerable of all.

Since 2013, when I made the leap to Witch Hat Millinery, I have built up a considerable reputation for my work. In order to pay the rent and put bread on the table, I work non-stop year round filling custom orders for a range of domestic and international clients (including once the Hollywood star Kat Von D) and I teach felt making workshops around the US. 

How will your financial support be used?
In short; my art is not a hobby or just supplementing my income. Since 2013 my earnings from sales and teaching have been my family's main source of income - thank you all so much for allowing me to do what I love for a living! In 2015 my husband graduated from grad school and your support has kept a roof over our heads and food in the fridge while he started his job hunt. To everyone who supported us by buying hats over these past four years I want you to know that you are why any of this works - thank you!

 We're hoping with your help to use Patreon as a fun new way to interact and connect with fans and students, while also helping to cover some of our monthly expenses. Being creative and trying new things can feel extra risky and scary when you're trying to make ends meet. I've got so many ideas for new things to make and I'd love for you to be a part of it! So please consider pledging and watch what happens because of your generosity!

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Unlocked: My Deep Gratitude 

Thank you for showing your support! Your contribution will help me reach my future creative goals!!

Fan
$5 or more per month 1 patron
UNLOCKED: Access to The Patreon Only Feed

  

Patrons Only! 

This means see these here and nowhere else!

 

Fans will have Exclusive Access to:

· Behind-the-Scenes view of my photo shoots 

· Concept Art of my future hat designs 

· Access to bloopers of all sorts 



Patrons First! 

This means before other social media!


Fans will be First In-Line for:

· Photos of new hats from my recent shoots

Fans will have Early Access to:

· New witchy Merch designs 

Super Fan
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
UNLOCKED: Merch Discounts

 

Super Fans will receive:

All of the previous tier+ 

DISCOUNTED MERCH!

Each month Super Fans will receive a 4% discount towards Felt Wicked tees, tanks, mugs, posters and other Merch as the selection grows. Super Fans can contact me to receive their credits at any point or they can let their discount accumulate up to a year for a rounded-up maximum of 50% off! Once it's been redeemed, you start accumulating a new coupon!

Student
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
UNLOCKED: Tutorial Discounts 

Students will receive:

All of the previous tier+ 

DISCOUNTED Tutorials!

Each month Students will receive a 4% discount towards any Felt Wicked Art digital or video tutorial. Students can contact me to receive their credits at any point or they can let their discount acclimate up to a year for a rounded-up maximum of 50% off! Once it's been redeemed, you start accumulating a new coupon!


Invite to Join the "Foxy Felters" Group

Foxy Felters is a closed Facebook group. It is a growing community of my former workshop students and now Patreon students.


Receive my Newsletter and be first-in-line to know about any new digital or video tutorials of mine. Also learn about current and future On-Site workshops I will be teaching.

Serious Student
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
UNLOCKED: Library Access

Serious Students will receive:

All of the previous tier+ 

Access to my Fiber Artist Resources Library: My favorite sources for fiber and silk of all kinds! Plus my insider opinion on what product I like best from each shop.


Access to my Resist Pattern Library! This digital library will have patterns for all of my hats, hoods, bags, gloves and more! A new pattern will be released each month.


Skype With Me!

Once a month we will have a one-hour Skype session. I will offer personal advice or critique on your felting projects!