The thing about berets is that you can make so many different things from one humble process.
Of course you can make a discreet and elegant beret, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's warm, it's wearable and it's easy to make, especially if you are a first time felter. So much nicer, in fact if you make it yourself with subtle shades of wool and beautiful surface decorations.
Or you can stretch yourself and make a veritable artist's beret extraordinaire- grand and sumptuous. You can wear this one out to a gala, or just keep yourself warm in your artist's garret through the winter.
Making berets is fun! The pattern is so simple, you can really play with the shape and take it in unexpected directions. A good workshop for beginners and for intermediate felters.
Contact Cottenham Adult Learning if you'd like to come along. This is a day school on Sat 24 January from 10.00am - 4.00pm. It's only £30/£23 plus any materials you use.
And I can't think of a nicer way to spend a Saturday in January than being up to my elbows in suds, talking textiles with other like minded people!